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Word of the day for November 1
ambuscade v
  1. (dated) To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.

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Word of the day for November 2
bone-eating snot flower worm n
  1. (biology) A worm-like creature, Osedax mucofloris, that feeds on the carcasses of minke whales in the North Sea.

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Word of the day for November 3
caritative adj

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Word of the day for November 4
termitarium n
  1. A termite colony.

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Word of the day for November 5
photobomb v
  1. To unexpectedly appear in a photograph, especially so as to ruin the picture.

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megaron n
  1. (architecture, historical) The rectangular great hall in a Mycenaean building, usually supported with pillars.

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nubcake n
  1. (Internet slang, pejorative or humorous) A noob; a newb; a newbie.

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Word of the day for November 9
whence adv
  1. From where; from which place or source.

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Word of the day for November 10
ooze v
  1. To secrete or slowly leak.
  2. (figuratively) To give off a sense of (something).

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Word of the day for November 11
papaverous adj
  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the poppy.

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Word of the day for November 13
Streisand effect n
  1. A phenomenon in which attempting to suppress an item of information attracts even more unwanted attention, thus furthering its dissemination.

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Word of the day for November 14
rhubarb rhubarb n
  1. (chiefly UK, film) Background noise of several "conversations," none of which are decipherable since all the actors are actually just repeating the word rhubarb (chosen because it contains no very sharp or recognisable phonemes), or other words with similar attributes.
  2. (chiefly UK) Blah blah; etc, etc.

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Word of the day for November 15
batman n
  1. (military) A servant or valet to an army officer.

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Word of the day for November 16
blobbily adv
  1. In a blobby manner.

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Word of the day for November 17
maraud v
  1. (intransitive) To move about in roving fashion looking for plunder.
  2. (transitive) To raid and pillage
  3. To act aggressively.

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coherent adj

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Word of the day for November 19
pace n

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Word of the day for November 20
bleg v
  1. (Internet slang) To create an entry on a blog requesting information or contributions.

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Word of the day for November 21
koine n
  1. A lingua franca.
  2. A regional language that becomes standard over time.

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Word of the day for November 22
meleagrine adj
  1. (zoology) Of or pertaining to the genus Meleagris, including turkeys.

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Word of the day for November 23
yowzah interj
  1. an indication of surprise, excitement, or amazement.

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Word of the day for November 24
scriptorium n
  1. A room set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records, especially such a room in a monastery.

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Word of the day for November 25
weir n
  1. An adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream.
  2. A fence placed across a river to catch fish.

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Word of the day for November 26
frounce v
  1. To curl.
  2. To crease, wrinkle.

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Word of the day for November 27
uberly adv
  1. (informal) Significantly; very, very much; extremely.

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Word of the day for November 28
ohnosecond n
  1. (humorous) The fraction of time between making a mistake and realizing it.

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Word of the day for November 29
sanguinolent adj
  1. Containing or tinged with blood.

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Word of the day for November 30
diapir n
  1. (geology) An intrusion of a ductile rock into an overburden.

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