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February 14, 2015

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impassionate adj
  1. Filled with passion, impassioned: young ministers, deeply impressed and longing to pour out the burning, impassionate zeal of their own souls, are apt to abuse the use of this figure (George Hott).
  2. Lacking passion, dispassionate: scholarly works demand keen attention to logical consistency while maintaining an impersonal, impassionate voice (Alexander Newport).

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February 15, 2015

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skysill n

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February 16, 2015

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seriatim adv
  1. One after another, in order; taking one topic or subject at a time in an order; sequentially.

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February 17, 2015

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bebother v
  1. To bring trouble upon.

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February 18, 2015

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artisanal adj
  1. Of or pertaining to artisans or the work of artisans.
  2. Involving skilled work, with comparatively little reliance on machinery.
  3. (of an item, especially a foodstuff) Made by an artisan (skilled worker).

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February 19, 2015

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tor n
  1. (South-West England) A hill.

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February 20, 2015

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take a flyer v
  1. (idiomatic) To make a choice with an uncertain outcome; to take a chance.

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February 21, 2015

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jump the shark v
  1. (idiomatic, of a television program or other narrative) To undergo a storyline development which heralds a fundamental and generally disappointing change in direction.
  2. (more generally) To experience a decline in quality, appeal, popularity, etc.

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February 22, 2015

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fugacious adj

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February 23, 2015

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salami tactics n
  1. The piecemeal removal or scaling back of something (especially political opposition); a gradual attack on an opposing position, group, etc.

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February 24, 2015

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technopeasant n
  1. (informal) One who is disadvantaged or exploited within a modern technological society, especially through inability to use computer technology.

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February 25, 2015

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king's ransom n
  1. (idiomatic) A very large sum of money.

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+13
February 26, 2015

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beaver away v
  1. (idiomatic) To work hard at a task.

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+14
February 27, 2015

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house of cards n
  1. A structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.
  2. A structure or argument built on a shaky foundation.

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February 28, 2015

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compere n
  1. (chiefly UK) A master of ceremonies in a television, variety or quiz show. Also used more generally for any master of ceremonies.

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March 1, 2015

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fons honorum n
  1. A person who, by virtue of sovereignty, holds the exclusive right to create and confer legitimate titles of nobility and orders of chivalry.

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March 2, 2015

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party favor n
  1. A small gift given to a guest at a party, as a souvenir.

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+18
March 3, 2015

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beey adj
  1. (informal, rare) Reminiscent of or containing bees.

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March 4, 2015

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philtrum n
  1. The shallow groove running down the center of the outer surface of the upper lip.

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March 5, 2015

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Tinker to Evers to Chance n
  1. (US, idiomatic) A task accomplished quickly by well-executed teamwork; those involved in the teamwork.

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March 6, 2015

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begorra int
  1. (Ireland) A mild minced oath; a euphemism for "by God".

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