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Word of the day for January 1
inception n
  1. The creation or beginning of something; the establishment

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Word of the day for January 2
Silent Sam n
  1. (informal) A person who seldom or never speaks; a taciturn or unresponsive individual

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Word of the day for January 3
cacophonous adj
  1. Containing, consisting of, or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds

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Word of the day for January 4
swage n
  1. A tool, used by blacksmiths and other metalworkers, for cold shaping of a metal item

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Word of the day for January 5
Twelfth cake n
  1. A decorative cake distributed among friends or visitors on the festival of Twelfth Night (which is either the evening of January 5th or of January 6th, depending on interpretation)

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Word of the day for January 6
at first blush adv
  1. (idiomatic) Upon first impression or consideration; seemingly, apparently, ostensibly

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Word of the day for January 7
burgess n
  1. An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.
  2. (historical) A town magistrate

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Word of the day for January 9
carpe diem proverb
  1. Seize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the present

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Word of the day for January 10
zeptomole n
  1. (chemistry, physics) A small amount of a substance, especially a countable number of atoms or molecules

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Word of the day for January 12
heave in sight v
  1. (nautical) To appear at a distance, to emerge in the field of vision

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Word of the day for January 13
gherao n
  1. (India) A protest in which a group of people surrounds a politician, building, etc. until demands are met

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Word of the day for January 15
floccinaucinihilipilificate v
  1. (colloquial) To describe or regard something as worthless

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Word of the day for January 16
smurf account n
  1. (Internet slang) An alternate account used by a known or experienced user to appear to be someone else

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Word of the day for January 18
scuttle v
  1. (transitive) To deliberately sink a ship or boat by order of the vessel's commander or owner

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Word of the day for January 20
casuistry n
  1. The process of answering practical questions via interpretation of rules or cases that illustrate such rules, especially in ethics.
  2. (pejorative) A specious argument designed to defend an action or feeling

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Word of the day for January 21
palinspastic adj
  1. (geology, of a map) Showing the previous location of geological features, correcting for any intervening crustal movements

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Word of the day for January 22
enthesis n
  1. (anatomy) The point at which a tendon, ligament, or muscle inserts into a bone

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Word of the day for January 23
blueberrying n
  1. The act of gathering blueberries

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Word of the day for January 24
alicorn n
  1. (now historical) The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient

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Word of the day for January 25
lose face v
  1. (idiomatic) To lose the respect of others; to be humiliated or experience public disgrace

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Word of the day for January 26
monoousian adj
  1. (theology) Having one and the same nature or essence, especially with regard to the persons of the Trinity

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Word of the day for January 27
cop on n
  1. (Ireland, informal, idiomatic) Common sense

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Word of the day for January 28
penumbra n
  1. A partially shaded area around the edges of a shadow, especially an eclipse

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Word of the day for January 29
obviate v
  1. (transitive) To bypass a requirement or make it unnecessary

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Word of the day for January 30
mignon adj
  1. Small and cute; pretty in a delicate way; dainty

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Word of the day for January 31
smaragdine adj
  1. Having the colour of emeralds

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