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Word of the day for February 1
contemptuously adv
  1. In a disrespectful or discourteous manner; condescendingly.

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Word of the day for February 2
yomp v
  1. To make a strenuous long-distance march.

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Word of the day for February 3
imprecation n
  1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone; a prayer that a curse or calamity may befall someone.
  2. A curse.

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Word of the day for February 4
sanctimonious adj
  1. Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
  2. (archaic) Holy, devout.

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Word of the day for February 5
affront v
  1. To insult intentionally, especially openly; to offend purposefully.
  2. To meet defiantly; to confront.
  3. (obsolete) To meet or encounter face to face.

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Word of the day for February 6
lament n
  1. An expression of grief, suffering, or sadness.
  2. A song expressing grief.

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Word of the day for February 7
hoity-toitily adv
  1. In a pompous or snobbish manner.

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Word of the day for February 8
supplant v
  1. To take the place of; to replace, to supersede.
  2. To uproot, to remove violently.

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Word of the day for February 9
disquietude n
  1. A state of disquiet, uneasiness, or anxiety.
  2. A fear or an instance of uneasiness.

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Word of the day for February 10
periphrastic adj
  1. Expressed in more words than are necessary.
  2. Indirect in naming an entity; circumlocutory.

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Word of the day for February 11
ambilevous adj
  1. (rare) Having equally bad ability in both hands; clumsy; butterfingered.

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Word of the day for February 12
finagle v
  1. To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect and usually deceitful methods.
  2. To cheat or swindle; to use crafty, deceitful methods.

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Word of the day for February 13
soffit n
  1. (architecture) The visible underside of an arch, balcony, beam, cornice, staircase, vault or any other architectural element.

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Word of the day for February 14
huggable adj
  1. Capable of, or suitable for, being hugged.

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Word of the day for February 15
repercussion n
  1. A consequence or ensuing result of some action.

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Word of the day for February 16
glaucous adj
  1. Of a pale green colour with a bluish-grey tinge, especially when covered with a powdery residue.
  2. (botany) Covered with a bloom or a pale powdery covering, regardless of colour.

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Word of the day for February 17
babble v
  1. To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds.
  2. To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
  3. To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
  4. To make a continuous murmuring noise.

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Word of the day for February 18
tetchily adv
  1. In an annoyed or irritated manner.

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Word of the day for February 19
golden adj
  1. Made of, or relating to, gold.
  2. Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
  3. Marked by prosperity, creativity, etc.
  4. Advantageous or very favourable.
  5. Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.

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Word of the day for February 20
sliver n
  1. A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment.

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Word of the day for February 21
bronze v
  1. To plate with bronze metal.
  2. To colour like bronze metal.
  3. (of the skin) To change to a darker, tanned colour due to exposure to the sun.

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Word of the day for February 22
grommet n
  1. A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
  2. (sports) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder or snowboarder.

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Word of the day for February 23
caldera n
  1. (geology) A large crater formed by a volcanic explosion or by collapse of the cone of a volcano.

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Word of the day for February 24
incandescent adj
  1. Emitting light as a result of being heated.
  2. Shining very brightly.
  3. Showing intense emotion, as of a performance etc.

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Word of the day for February 25
engender v
  1. To bring into existence; to produce or cause.

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Word of the day for February 26
tedious adj
  1. Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.

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Word of the day for February 27
laud v
  1. To praise; to glorify.

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