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Word of the day
for March 30
stilted adj
  1. Making use of or possessing a stilt or stilts, or things resembling stilts; raised on stilts.
  2. (figuratively) Elevated or raised in a contrived or unnatural way; stiff and artificially formal or pompous; also, depending on redundant, unnecessary elements.
  3. (architecture) Of a building or architectural feature such as an arch or vault: supported by stilts (supporting pillars or posts); also (generally) having the main part raised above the usual level by some structure.
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