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Word of the day for October 1
wherenot n
  1. Other related places, wherever; as in, to Bagdad, China, and wherenot.

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Word of the day for October 2
splurge v
  1. To gush, to flow or move in a rush.
  2. To spend (usually money) lavishly or extravagantly.

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Word of the day for October 3
unitive adj
  1. Causing or characterized by unity or union.

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Word of the day for October 4
ruthful adj
  1. Full of sorrow; sorrowful; woeful; rueful.
  2. Causing pity; piteous.

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Word of the day for October 5
amber noun
  1. Translucent fossilized tree resin, generally yellow or orange but sometimes blue, often used as jewelry.
  2. (in British English) The middle light in a set of three traffic lights, between the red and the green lights.
  3. (in biology, biochemistry and genetics) The RNA codon UAG, which stops the third stage of protein production, translation.

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Word of the day for October 6
novity n
  1. An innovation; a novelty.
  2. Novelty; newness.

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Word of the day for October 7
immure v
  1. To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.
  2. To put or bury (for example, the remains of a person) within a wall.

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Word of the day for October 8
stylite n
  1. (historical) A Christian ascetic who lived alone on top of a tall pillar.

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Word of the day for October 9
understudy v
  1. To study or know a role, so as to be able to replace its normal performer if required.
  2. To act as an understudy (to, for someone).

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Word of the day for October 10
beefcake n
  1. (informal) Imagery of one or more muscular, well-built men.
  2. (informal) A muscular, well-built, desirable man.

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Word of the day for October 11
microcosm n
  1. A smaller system which is representative of or analogous to a larger one.
  2. A small natural ecosystem; an artificial ecosystem set up as an experimental model.

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jawan n
  1. (India) An (Indian) infantryman; a soldier.

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Word of the day for October 13
perfidious adj
  1. Disloyal to that which one should be loyal to; showing or representing perfidy.

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Word of the day for October 14
swag n
  1. A burglar's or thief's booty, plunder.
  2. Handouts, freebies, or giveaways, such as those handed out at conventions.
  3. (Australian, New Zealand) A large quantity (of something): he wasted a swag of chances.
  4. (slang) Style; a fashionable appearance or manner.
  5. A low point or depression in land; especially, a place where water collects.

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Word of the day for October 15
moose n
  1. (US) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces), of which the male has very large, palmate antlers.
  2. The plural form of moose: two moose are standing next to that tree.

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Word of the day for October 16
nigh v
  1. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near: nighing his hour, death is nighing.

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Word of the day for October 17
effusive adj
  1. Gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression).
  2. (archaic) Pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing.
  3. (of igneous rock) Extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava.

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Word of the day for October 18
stipulate adj
  1. (botany; not comparable) Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.

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Word of the day for October 19
insensate adj
  1. Having no sensation or consciousness; unconscious; inanimate.
  2. Senseless; foolish; irrational.
  3. Unfeeling, heartless, cruel, insensitive.
  4. (medicine, physiology) Not responsive to sensory stimuli.

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Word of the day for October 20
flavorless adj
  1. Lacking flavor; insipid: a flavorless fruit, a flavorless personality.

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Word of the day for October 22
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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Word of the day for October 23
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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Word of the day for October 24
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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was not set for 2011

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Word of the day for October 27
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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Word of the day for October 28
cornhusking n
  1. Removal of the husk from corn.

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Word of the day for October 29
nom de Web n
  1. A pseudonym used when publishing on the World Wide Web.

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Word of the day for October 30
Mediterraneanize v
  1. to make (someone or something) Mediterranean in behaviour or style.

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Word of the day for October 31
etiolate v
  1. To make pale through lack of light, especially of a plant.
  2. To make a person pale and sickly-looking.

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