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October 20, 2014

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unciform adj
  1. Of the shape of a hook; hook-shaped.

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October 21, 2014

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gleek v
  1. (archaic) To jest, ridicule, or mock; to make sport of.
  2. (informal) To discharge a thin stream of liquid through the teeth or from under the tongue.

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October 22, 2014

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subduct v
  1. (transitive) To draw or push under or below.
  2. (intransitive) To move downwards underneath something.
  3. (rare) To remove; to deduct; to take away; to disregard.

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October 23, 2014

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palatal adj
  1. (anatomy) Pertaining to the palate.
  2. (dentistry, not comparable) Of an upper tooth, on the side facing the palate.
  3. (phonetics) Articulated at the hard palate.

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October 24, 2014

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miniver n
  1. A light gray or white fur used to trim the robes of judges or state executives, used since medieval times.

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October 25, 2014

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verily adv
  1. Truly, doubtlessly, in truth.
  2. Confidently, certainly.

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October 26, 2014

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antihero n
  1. (literature) A protagonist who proceeds in an unheroic manner, such as by criminal means, via cowardly actions, or for mercenary goals.

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October 27, 2014

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wife-beating question noun
  1. A question which presupposes some controversial premise, such that it cannot be directly answered without incriminating oneself; a loaded question.

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October 28, 2014

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mulct n
  1. (law) A fine or penalty, especially a pecuniary one.

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October 29, 2014

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peri-urban adj
  1. Immediately adjoining an urban area; between the suburbs and the countryside.

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October 30, 2014

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trainiac n
  1. (informal) A railway enthusiast.

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October 31, 2014

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cauldron n
  1. A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.

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November 1, 2014

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auton n
  1. (science fiction) A machine or robot, usually in the form of a living being, designed to follow a precise sequence of instructions.

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November 2, 2014

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tell it to the marines phrase
  1. (idiomatic) I do not believe what you said.

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November 3, 2014

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canine adj
  1. Of, or pertaining to, dogs.
  2. Dog-like.

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November 4, 2014

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mara n
  1. (folklore) A nightmare; a spectre or wraith-like creature in Scandinavian folklore, especially one that causes terrifying visions or dreams.
  2. (Buddhism) A malicious or evil spirit.

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November 5, 2014

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unit n
  1. An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.
  2. (sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.
  3. (commerce) An item which may be sold singly.

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November 6, 2014

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isomorphic adj
  1. (mathematics) Having a one-to-one correspondence.
  2. (biology) Having a similar structure or function to something that is not related genetically or through evolution.
  3. Having identical relevant structure.

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November 7, 2014

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Cassandra n
  1. A person who makes dire predictions, especially those which are not believed but turn out to be true.

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November 8, 2014

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turlough n
  1. (Ireland) A temporary lake in an area of limestone, filled by rising groundwater during the rainy winter season.

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November 9, 2014

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dematerialize v
  1. (intransitive) to disappear by becoming immaterial.
  2. (transitive) to cause something to disappear by becoming immaterial.

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