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November 21, 2014

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yana n
  1. (Buddhism) Any of the three modes or methods of Buddhist spiritual practice; Mahayana, Hinayana and Vajrayana.

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November 22, 2014

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zygon n
  1. (anatomy) In the cerebrum, the short crossbar or stem that connects the two pairs of branches of an H-shaped fissure.
  2. (music) An affinity or connection in a piece of music between tones, chords, or phrases, such that one part appears to repeat, to imitate, or to derive from the other, especially when perceived as an organising force in the music.

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November 23, 2014

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donna n
  1. A lady, especially a noblewoman; the title given to a lady in Italy.

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November 24, 2014

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scriptorium n
  1. A room set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records, especially such a room in a monastery.

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November 25, 2014

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rani n
  1. The wife of a rajah.
  2. A Hindu princess or female ruler in India.

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November 26, 2014

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unearthly adj
  1. Not of the earth; non-terrestrial.
  2. Preternatural or supernatural.
  3. Strange, enigmatic, or mysterious.
  4. Ideal beyond the mundane.
  5. Ridiculous, ludicrous, or outrageous.

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November 27, 2014

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ace adj
  1. (UK, slang) Excellent.

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November 28, 2014

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tractator n
  1. (historical) In medieval commerce, the person who handles or transports merchandise on behalf of an investor.
  2. A person who writes tracts.

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November 29, 2014

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

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November 30, 2014

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exterminate v
  1. To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests.
  2. (figuratively) To bring a definite end to; to finish completely.

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December 1, 2014

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glogg n

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December 2, 2014

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bowk v
  1. (Geordie) To belch, to burp.
    He drained the rest of his eggnog and then bowked.
  2. (UK) To vomit.

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December 3, 2014

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fleeting adj
  1. Passing quickly.
    The fleeting joy of the holiday season.

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December 4, 2014

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intersperse v
  1. To mix two things irregularly, placing things of one kind among things of other; specifically:
    1. To scatter or insert (something) into or among (other things), as Nature interspersed dandelions among the petunias, or
    2. To diversify (something) by placing or inserting other things among (it), as Nature interspersed the petunias with dandelions.

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December 5, 2014

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archeress n
  1. A female archer, a woman who shoots an arrow from a bow: Elizabeth deigned to show her skill as an archeress, to the detriment of the dappled deer in the wide park beyond (John Berwick Harwood).

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December 6, 2014

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Nicholine adj
  1. Created by, in the style of, or pertaining to (any of several people named) Nicholas.

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December 7, 2014

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blunderbuss n
  1. An old style of muzzleloading firearm and early form of shotgun with a distinctive short, large caliber barrel that is flared at the muzzle, therefore able to fire scattered quantities of nails, stones, shot, etc. at short range: Timothy was excited to find a toy blunderbuss waiting under the Christmas tree.

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December 8, 2014

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menorah n
  1. (Judaism) A candelabrum with nine branches used in Jewish worship on Hanukkah.

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December 9, 2014

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pass muster v
  1. (idiomatic) To meet or exceed a particular standard.
  2. (idiomatic) To adequately pass a formal or informal inspection.
    Every year children hope they pass muster with Santa Claus and make it onto his "nice" list.

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December 10, 2014

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canary in a coal mine n
  1. (idiomatic) Something whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.

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December 11, 2014

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stigmatize v
  1. (transitive) To characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with a stigma or stigmata.

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