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Word of the day for October 13
purple prose n
  1. Extravagant or flowery writing, especially in a literary work.

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Word of the day for October 14
iatrogenic adj
  1. (of a medical condition) Induced by the words or actions of the physician.

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Word of the day for October 15
allomother n
  1. A human or other animal that provides some maternal care for the young born by another.

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Word of the day for October 16
sparge v
  1. To sprinkle or spray
  2. To introduce bubbles into a liquid.

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sine qua non n
  1. An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient.

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Word of the day for October 28
mulct n
  1. (law) A fine or penalty, especially a pecuniary one.

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Word of the day for October 29
peri-urban adj
  1. Immediately adjoining an urban area; between the suburbs and the countryside.

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Word of the day for October 30
trainiac n
  1. (informal) A railway enthusiast.

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Word of the day for October 31
cauldron n
  1. A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.

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