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April 11, 2014

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covenstead n
  1. (Wicca) A permanent circle or temple used to meet for rituals and to store religious items, often a mundane location.
  2. (Wicca) A Wiccan congregation.

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April 12, 2014

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ungulate adj
  1. Having hooves.

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April 13, 2014

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pink slime n
  1. (paper manufacture) An undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper.
  2. (informal) A meat byproduct produced from otherwise unusable material such as skin and connective tissue, spinal bones, and digestive tissue by heating and then mixing with ammonia in a centrifuge to produce a food additive.

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April 14, 2014

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hapax legomenon n
  1. A word occurring only once in a given corpus.

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April 15, 2014

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eschatology n
  1. (countable) System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death.
  2. (uncountable) The study of the end times — the end of the world, notably in Christian theology the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment.

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April 16, 2014

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heir apparent n
  1. (usually monarchy) Someone who will definitely inherit, assuming he survives the one from whom he is inheriting.

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April 17, 2014

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kasha n
  1. A porridge made from boiled buckwheat groats, or sometimes from other cereal groats.

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April 18, 2014

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oubliette n
  1. A dungeon only accessible by a trapdoor at the top.

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April 19, 2014

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debauch v
  1. (transitive) To morally corrupt (someone); to seduce.
  2. (transitive) To debase (something); to lower the value of (something).

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April 20, 2014

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capias n
  1. (law) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody.

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April 21, 2014

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overawe v
  1. (transitive) To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow.

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April 22, 2014

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crosswordese n
  1. The jargon of crossword puzzle answers, classically consisting of rare, archaic, or dialectal words.

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April 23, 2014

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bardolator n
  1. (usually pejorative) One who loves or worships the works of William Shakespeare.

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April 24, 2014

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levant v
  1. To abscond or run away, especially to avoid paying money or debts.

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April 25, 2014

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paint the town red v
  1. To party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place.

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April 26, 2014

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inside baseball n
  1. (US, sports) Technical matters concerning baseball not apparent to spectators.
  2. (US) Matters of interest only to insiders.

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April 27, 2014

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vates n
  1. A poet or bard who is divinely inspired.

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April 28, 2014

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doggedly adv
  1. In a way that is stubbornly persistent: Abby marked the International Day of the Dog with her beloved Jack Russell terrier, despite how he was doggedly gnawing through her extensive collection of shoes.

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April 29, 2014

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anapest n
  1. (US, prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g the word "velveteen").
  2. (US, prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter; e.g. “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!” (Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.).

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April 30, 2014

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capacious adj
  1. Having a lot of space inside; roomy.

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May 1, 2014

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tumpline n
  1. A strap used to carry objects tied to its ends by placing the broadened or cushioned middle of the strap over the head just behind the forehead.

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