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2024-06-19

  jubilee

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 19, 2024 is: jubilee • \JOO-buh-lee\  • noun Jubilee usually refers to a special anniversary or a celebration of such an anniversary. It can also refer generally to a season o...
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2024-06-18

  brainiac

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 18, 2024 is: brainiac • \BRAY-nee-ak\  • noun A brainiac is a very intelligent person. // Her ability to solve almost any puzzle within minutes secured her place as the brain...
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2024-06-17

  apocryphal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 17, 2024 is: apocryphal • \uh-PAH-kruh-ful\  • adjective Something described as apocryphal is of doubtful authenticity; the term is often applied to stories or legends that ar...
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2024-06-16

  paradigm

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 16, 2024 is: paradigm • \PAIR-uh-dyme\  • noun Paradigm is a formal word that refers to a pattern or example, and especially to an outstandingly clear or typical example or ar...
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2024-06-15

  unbeknownst

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 15, 2024 is: unbeknownst • \un-bih-NOHNST\  • adjective Unbeknownst means “without being known about by (a specified person or group of people).” // Unbeknownst to the stude...
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2024-06-14

  rebuff

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 14, 2024 is: rebuff • \rih-BUFF\  • verb To rebuff something, such as an offer or suggestion, is to reject or criticize it sharply. One can also rebuff a person by rudely reje...
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2024-06-13

  lodestone

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 13, 2024 is: lodestone • \LOHD-stohn\  • noun When used literally, lodestone refers to the mineral magnetite, a magnetic iron ore. Lodestone is also used figuratively to refer...
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2024-06-12

  efficacious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 12, 2024 is: efficacious • \ef-uh-KAY-shus\  • adjective Efficacious is a formal word used to describe something—often a treatment, medicine, or remedy—that has the power to p...
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2024-06-11

  foment

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 11, 2024 is: foment • \FOH-ment\  • verb To foment something, such as hostility or opposition, is to cause it, or try to cause it, to grow or develop. Foment is used synonymou...
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2024-06-10

  tractable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 10, 2024 is: tractable • \TRAK-tuh-bul\  • adjective Tractable is used to describe someone or something that is easily led, managed, taught, or controlled. // This new approa...
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