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Word of the day for September 1
swelter v
  1. To suffer terribly from intense heat.
  2. To perspire greatly from heat.

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Word of the day for September 2
gird v
  1. To bind with a flexible rope or cord.
  2. To encircle with, or as if with, a belt.

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Word of the day for September 3
faceplant n
  1. The act of landing face first, as a result of an accident or error.

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Word of the day for September 4
best boy n
  1. (film jargon) The first assistant to either the key grip (in charge of camera placement and movement), or the gaffer (in charge of lighting and electrics).

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Word of the day for September 5
dubious adj
  1. Arousing doubt; questionable; open to suspicion.
  2. In disbelief; wavering, uncertain, or hesitating in opinion.

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Word of the day for September 6
orbicular adj
  1. Circular or spherical in shape; round.

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Word of the day for September 7
amnicolist n
  1. (rare) One who dwells by a river.

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Word of the day for September 8
scot-free adv
  1. (colloquial) Without consequences or penalties.
  2. (archaic) Free of scot, free of tax.

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Word of the day for September 9
drygulch v
  1. (US, slang) To murder; to attack, assault.

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Word of the day for September 10
toodeloo interj
  1. (UK) goodbye, farewell, see you soon.

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Word of the day for September 11
masochism n
  1. The enjoyment of receiving pain.

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Word of the day for September 12
stemmatics n
  1. The study of multiple surviving versions of the same text with the aim of reconstructing a lost original.

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Word of the day for September 13
rectitude n
  1. Straightness; the state or quality of having a constant direction and not being crooked or bent.
  2. Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct.

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Word of the day for September 14
tepid adj
  1. Lukewarm; neither warm nor cool.
  2. Uninterested; exhibiting little passion or eagerness.

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Word of the day for September 15
eclectic adj
  1. Selecting a mixture of what appear to be best of various doctrines, methods, or styles.
  2. Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.

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Word of the day for September 16
festoon v
  1. To hang ornaments, such as garlands or chains, which hang loosely from two tacked spots.

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Word of the day for September 17
long in the tooth adj
  1. (idiomatic) Old, aged.

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Word of the day for September 18
pangram n
  1. A sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet.

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Word of the day for September 19
epitome n
  1. The embodiment or encapsulation (of something).
  2. A representative example.
  3. The height; the best.

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Word of the day for September 20
squamous adj
  1. Covered with, made of, or resembling scales; scaly.

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Word of the day for September 21
falciform adj
  1. Sickle-shaped.

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Word of the day for September 22
bereave v
  1. To take away someone or something important or close.

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Word of the day for September 23
koan n
  1. (Zen Buddhism) A story about a Zen master and his student, written as a riddle or as a fable, which has become an object of Zen study and meditation.
  2. A riddle with no solution, used to provoke reflection on the inadequacy of logical reasoning, and to lead to enlightenment.

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Word of the day for September 24
cartographic adj
  1. Of or pertaining to the making of maps.

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Word of the day for September 25
haggle v
  1. To argue for a better deal, especially over prices with a seller.

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Word of the day for September 26
ridibund adj
  1. Inclined to and easily brought to laughter.

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Word of the day for September 28
junket n
  1. A type of cream cheese, made of sweetened curds or rennet.
  2. A feast or banquet.
  3. A pleasure-trip; especially a trip ostensibly made for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment.

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Word of the day for September 29
ornithopter n
  1. An aircraft that generates lift through the flapping of its wings.

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Word of the day for September 30
passively adv
  1. In a passive manner; without conscious or self-directed action.
  2. In an acquiescent manner; resignedly or submissively.

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