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Word of the day for August 1
sixth sense n
  1. A sense beyond the known bodily senses; a source of extrasensory perception, preternatural awareness
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Word of the day for August 2
throw up v
  1. To build or erect (something) in haste.
  2. To give up, abandon (something).
  3. To vomit
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Word of the day for August 3
garçonnière n
  1. A bachelor pad
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Word of the day for August 4
inverecund adj
  1. Immodest; shameless
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Word of the day for August 5
inveigh v
  1. To complain loudly, to give voice to one's criticism (against something)
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Word of the day for August 6
coffle n
  1. A line of people or animals fastened together, especially a chain of slaves or prisoners
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Word of the day for August 7
peely-wally adj
  1. (chiefly Scotland) Pale and sickly-looking; pasty
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Word of the day for August 8
obesogenic adj
  1. That causes obesity
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Word of the day for August 9
orthodoxly adv
  1. In the correct or accepted manner; conventionally.
  2. In accordance with accepted religious doctrine
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Word of the day for August 10
bosky adj
  1. Having lots of bushes or shrubbery; bushy
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Word of the day for August 11
raggle-taggle adj
  1. Disorderly, in a messy or chaotic state; ragged
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Word of the day for August 12
panga n
  1. (East Africa, South Africa) A large, broad-bladed knife
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Word of the day for August 13
hebdomadal adj
  1. Happening once a week; weekly
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Word of the day for August 14
impetrate v
  1. To obtain (something) by asking for it; to procure upon request
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Word of the day for August 15
apposite adj
  1. Well-suited; appropriate
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Word of the day for August 16
feme covert n
  1. (law) A married woman
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Word of the day for August 17
halation n
  1. The blurring of light around a very bright area of an image (originally and especially in photography); localised blur or fogging caused by the spreading of light
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Word of the day for August 18
tenebrous adj
  1. Characterised by shadows; dark and gloomy
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Word of the day for August 19
outré adj
  1. Beyond the limits of conventionality; extreme, unconventional
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Word of the day for August 20
basileiolatry n
  1. King-worship
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Word of the day for August 21
fatiloquent adj
  1. Speaking of fate; portentous, prophetic
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Word of the day for August 22
apograph n
  1. A perfect copy or replica
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Word of the day for August 28
pareidolia n
  1. The tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something meaningful; for example, seeing shapes in clouds
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Word of the day for August 29
sedecuple adj
  1. Sixteenfold: sixteen times as many; (of a ratio) sixteen-to-one
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Word of the day for August 30
fistula n
  1. An abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect
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Word of the day for August 31
septimation n
  1. The destruction of one seventh of something (for example, a group); similar to decimation, which is the destruction of one tenth
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