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December 20, 2014

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deracinate verb
  1. To pull up by the roots; to uproot; to extirpate.
  2. To force (people) from their homeland to a new or foreign location.
  3. To liberate or be liberated from a culture or its norms..

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December 21, 2014

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solstitial adj
  1. Pertaining to a solstice: a solstitial point, the solstitial meridian plane, avenues with a solstitial orientation.
  2. Occurring on a solstice: the solstitial half-moon, a solstitial event.

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December 22, 2014

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rebirth n
  1. Reincarnation, new birth subsequent to one's first: rebirth of the soul in a new body.
  2. Revival, reinvigoration: the rebirth of feminism, the rebirth of the Handelian oratorio.
  3. Spiritual renewal: rebirth in Christ, the doctrine of rebirth through baptism.

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December 23, 2014

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relict n
  1. Something which, or someone who, survives or remains after the loss of others (compare relic).
    1. (archaic) The surviving member of a married couple; a widow or widower.
    2. (biology, ecology) A species, organism or ecosystem which was once widespread but which is now found only in a few areas: some think the Loch Ness monster is a relict from the age of dinosaurs.
    3. (geology) A structure or other feature which has survived from a previous age: dark rims are a relict of a primary interaction between basalt and seawater.
    4. (linguistics) A word or language which survives as an archaicism.

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December 24, 2014

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bullshot n
  1. A cocktail made from vodka and beef bouillon.
  2. (neologism, video games) A phony screenshot created for promotional purposes.

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December 25, 2014

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wassail v
  1. To go from house to house at Christmastime, singing carols.

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December 26, 2014

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rebarbative adj

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December 27, 2014

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hooey n
  1. (slang) Silly talk or writing; nonsense.

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December 28, 2014

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brawn n
  1. Physical strength; muscularity.

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December 29, 2014

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nobble v
  1. (UK, Australia, slang) To injure or obstruct intently; batter.
  2. (UK, slang) To gain influence by corrupt means or intimidation.

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December 30, 2014

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peckled adj
  1. (now UK dialectal) Speckled, spotted.

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December 31, 2014

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reverie n
  1. A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought; musing or meditation; daydream.

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January 1, 2015

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inception n
  1. The creation or beginning of something; the establishment.

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January 2, 2015

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Silent Sam n
  1. (informal) A person who seldom or never speaks; a taciturn or unresponsive individual.

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January 3, 2015

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cacophonous adj
  1. Containing, consisting of, or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds.

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January 4, 2015

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

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January 5, 2015

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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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January 6, 2015

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at first blush adv
  1. (idiomatic) Upon first impression or consideration; seemingly, apparently, ostensibly.

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January 7, 2015

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burgess n
  1. An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.
  2. (historical) A town magistrate.

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January 8, 2015

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factitious adj

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January 9, 2015

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carpe diem proverb
  1. Seize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the present.

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