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Word of the day for April 1
pinch and a punch for the first of the month phrase
  1. A superstitious phrase said on the first day of the new month.

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Word of the day for April 2
pulchritudinous adj.
  1. Having great physical beauty or appeal.

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Word of the day for April 3
ambergris n
  1. A solid, fatty, flammable substance produced in the intestines of the sperm whale and used in perfumes.

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Word of the day for April 4
hullabaloo n
  1. An uproar or fuss.

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Word of the day for April 5
chortle v
  1. To laugh joyfully, rather like a snorting chuckle.

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Word of the day for April 6
numismatist n
  1. One who studies and/or collects coins and currencies.

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Word of the day for April 7
quaternary adj
  1. Of fourth rank or order.

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Word of the day for April 8
conflagration n
  1. A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.

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Word of the day for April 9
puissant adj
  1. powerful, mighty, having authority.

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Word of the day for April 10
onomatopoeia n
  1. The property of a word of sounding like what it represents.

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Word of the day for April 11
quaff v
  1. To drink or imbibe, especially with vigour.

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Word of the day for April 12
tachygraphy n
  1. The art and practice of rapid writing.
  2. Stenography or short hand as done in ancient and mediæval times.

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Word of the day for April 13
salient adj
  1. Prominent, worthy of note; pertinent or relevant
  2. Of an heraldic animal, depicted in a leaping posture.

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Word of the day for April 14
avarice n
  1. An excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth.
  2. An inordinate desire for some supposed good.
  3. One of the seven deadly sins.

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Word of the day for April 15
colossal adj
  1. Extremely large.

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Word of the day for April 16
verisimilitude n
  1. Something that is, or appears to be, true or real, "like the truth".

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Word of the day for April 17
paradiddle n
  1. A percussive exercise which involves playing a series of hits in the pattern RLRRLRLL.

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Word of the day for April 18
pshaw interj
  1. Indicating disapproval, irritation, impatience or disbelief.

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Word of the day for April 19
intransigent adj
  1. Stubbornly unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable.

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Word of the day for April 20
gauche adj
  1. Awkward or lacking in social graces.
  2. Having a bumbling or faltering manner.

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Word of the day for April 21
nugatory adj
  1. Trivial or of little importance.
  2. Ineffective or futile.

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Word of the day for April 22
prognosticate v
  1. To predict, especially through the application of skill.

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Word of the day for April 23
tarantella n
  1. A rapid dance in 6/8 time, originating in Italy; the dance was believed to cure poisonous spider bites.

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Word of the day for April 24
lollygag v
  1. To fall behind through lack of effort.

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Word of the day for April 25
orthogonal adj
  1. Of, or relating to right angles; perpendicular to.
  2. Statistically independent, with reference to variates.
  3. Able to be treated independently of each other.

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Word of the day for April 26
plethora n
  1. An excessive amount or abundance.

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Word of the day for April 27
impugn v
  1. To verbally assault.
  2. To claim to be false or to cause to be questioned.

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Word of the day for April 28
mallemaroking n
  1. Drinking party on board a Greenland whaling ship.

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Word of the day for April 29
libidinous adj
  1. Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious.

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Word of the day for April 30
bloviate v
  1. To speak at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

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