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1

 

Word of the day for March 1
cantankerous adj
  1. Stubborn, cranky, or surly
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2

 

Word of the day for March 2
remonstrate v
  1. To formally protest, object to, or rebel against
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3

 

Word of the day for March 3
orthoepy n
  1. The correct pronunciation of words.
  2. The study of correct pronunciation
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4

 

Word of the day for March 4
tetromino n
  1. (geometry) A polyomino made up of four squares
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5

 

Word of the day for March 5
weird adj
  1. Strange, unusual, bizarre.
  2. Having supernatural powers over human destiny
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6

 

Word of the day for March 6
dissemble v
  1. To disguise or conceal something; to feign.
  2. To deliberately ignore something; to pretend not to notice.
  3. To falsely hide one's opinions or feelings
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7

 

Word of the day for March 7
upbraid v
  1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach.
  2. To reprove severely; to chide
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8

 

Word of the day for March 8
portmanteau n
  1. A large travelling case usually made of leather, and opening into two equal sections.
  2. (linguistics) A word formed which combines the meanings of two words by combining the words themselves
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9

 

Word of the day for March 9
ethereal adj
  1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or atmosphere; celestial.
  2. Delicate, light and airy
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10

 

Word of the day for March 10
stentorian adj
  1. (of a voice) Loud, powerful, booming; suitable for giving speeches to large crowds
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11

 

Word of the day for March 11
mutter v
  1. To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath
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12

 

Word of the day for March 12
congeries n
  1. A collection or aggregation of disparate items
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13

 

Word of the day for March 13
solace n
  1. Comfort or consolation in a time of distress.
  2. A source of comfort or consolation
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14

 

Word of the day for March 14
digress v
  1. To step or turn aside; to deviate; especially, to turn aside from the main subject in writing or speaking
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16

 

Word of the day for March 16
bone of contention n
  1. Something that continues to be disputed; an issue on which no agreement can be reached
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17

 

Word of the day for March 17
limerick n
  1. A humorous, often bawdy verse of five anapestic lines, with the rhyme scheme aabba
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18

 

Word of the day for March 18
gnash v
  1. To grind one's teeth in pain or in anger
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19

 

Word of the day for March 19
ogive n
  1. (architecture) A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.
  2. (ballistics) The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket
  3. (mathematics) The curve of a cumulative distribution function
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20

 

Word of the day for March 20
contemn v
  1. To treat or regard with contempt
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21

 

Word of the day for March 21
supercilious adj
  1. Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty
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22

 

Word of the day for March 22
procure v
  1. To acquire or obtain an item, usually through extra effort
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23

 

Word of the day for March 23
zugzwang n
  1. (chess) A situation in which one is forced to make a move that will be disadvantageous
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24

 

Word of the day for March 24
frugal adj
  1. Economical; thrifty; avoiding waste
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25

 

Word of the day for March 25
pusillanimous adj
  1. Faint of heart; cowardly; contemptibly timid
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26

 

Word of the day for March 26
harbinger n
  1. A person or thing whose arrival foretells the coming of someone or something
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27

 

Word of the day for March 27
spirit away v
  1. To remove something without anyone noticing
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28

 

Word of the day for March 28
negligibly adv
  1. To a degree that is negligible; so small or slight that it may be ignored
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29

 

Word of the day for March 29
jactitation n
  1. Bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment.
  2. (medicine) Restless twitching or tossing in bed
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30

 

Word of the day for March 30
impute v
  1. To assign or ascribe fault.
  2. To attribute or credit responsibility
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31

 

Word of the day for March 31
laconic adj
  1. Using as few words as possible to communicate much; pithy and concise
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