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Palpable (5.24.2019)

May 24, 2019

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

palpable \ ˈpal-pə-bəl \ adjective 1. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt 2. can be felt by palpation ...

Maelstrom (5.22.2019)

May 23, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Wednesday

maelstrom \ ˈmāl-strəm , -ˌsträm\ noun 1. a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides) 2. a state of confusion or turmoil ...

Travail (5.23.2019)

May 23, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

travail \ trə-ˈvāl , ˈtra-ˌvāl\ noun and verb noun: use of physical or mental energy; hard work noun: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child verb: work hard ...

Applique (5.21.2019)

May 21, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Tuesday

appliqué \ ˌa-plə-ˈkā \ noun and verb noun: a decorative design made of one material sewn over another verb: sew on as a decoration ...

Acrimony (5.20.2019)

May 20, 2019

Filed under Monday, NYT Word of the Day

acrimony \ ˈa-krə-ˌmō-nē \ noun 1. anger and bitterness 2. a rough and bitter manner ...

Protean (5.17.2019)

May 17, 2019

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

protean \ ˈprō-tē-ən , prō-ˈtē-\ adjective : taking on different forms ...

Busk (5.16.2019)

May 16, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

busk \ ˈbəsk \ verb : play music in a public place and solicit money for it ...

Polymath (5.15.2019)

May 15, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Wednesday

polymath \ ˈpä-lē-ˌmath \ noun : a person of great and varied learning ...

Vacillate (5.14.2019)

May 14, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Tuesday

vacillate \ ˈva-sə-ˌlāt \ verb 1. be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action 2. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern ...

Segue (5.13.2019)

May 13, 2019

Filed under Monday, NYT Word of the Day

segue \ ˈse-(ˌ)gwā , ˈsā- \ noun and verb noun: the introductory section of a story verb: the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another ...

Obstreperous (5.10.2019)

May 10, 2019

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

obstreperous \ əb-ˈstre-p(ə-)rəs , äb- \ adjective 1. noisily and stubbornly defiant 2. boisterously and noisily aggressive ...

Lede (5.9.2019)

May 9, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

lede \ ˈlēd \ noun : the introductory section of a story ...

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