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Word of the day for October 13
purple prose n
  1. Extravagant or flowery writing, especially in a literary work
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Word of the day for October 14
iatrogenic adj
  1. (of a medical condition) Induced by the words or actions of the physician
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Word of the day for October 15
allomother n
  1. A human or other animal that provides some maternal care for the young born by another
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Word of the day for October 16
sparge v
  1. To sprinkle or spray
  2. To introduce bubbles into a liquid
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Word of the day for October 17
sine qua non n
  1. An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient
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Word of the day for October 28
mulct n
  1. (law) A fine or penalty, especially a pecuniary one
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Word of the day for October 31
cauldron n
  1. A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame
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