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April 25, 2018

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monimolimnion n
  1. The lower, dense stratum of a meromictic lake (one with permanently stratified layers) that does not mix with the waters above.

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April 26, 2018

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kenning n
  1. (obsolete) Sight, view; specifically a distant view at sea.
  2. (obsolete) The range or extent of vision, especially at sea; (by extension) a marine measure of approximately twenty miles.
  3. As little as one can discriminate or recognize; a small portion, a little. []
  4. (zoology) A chalaza or tread of an egg (a spiral band attaching the yolk of the egg to the eggshell); a cicatricula. []
  5. (poetry) A metaphorical phrase used in Germanic poetry (especially Old English or Old Norse) whereby a simple thing is described in an allusive way.

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April 27, 2018

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ghost town n
  1. A town which has become deserted, usually due to failing economic activity, especially one that still has substantial visible remains.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that has been deserted or abandoned, or has been empty all along.
PointingHand.svg The town of Pripyat in the Soviet Union (now in Ukraine) became a ghost town after it was evacuated on this date in 1986 following the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

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April 28, 2018

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do ill v
  1. (idiomatic) To harm, to injure.
PointingHand.svg Today is recognized by the United Nations as World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which emphasizes the importance of preventing accidents and diseases in the workplace.

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April 29, 2018

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fraudulence n
  1. The condition of being fraudulent; deceitfulness.
PointingHand.svg American former financier and investment advisor Bernard “Bernie” Madoff, was born on this day 80 years ago in 1938. Madoff was convicted of operating a Ponzi scheme considered to be the largest financial fraud in United States history.

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April 30, 2018

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sudorific adj
  1. (chiefly pharmacology) That produces sweating.
PointingHand.svg The song “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” was released in Europe by the Jamaican reggae fusion group Inner Circle on this day 25 years ago in 1993.

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May 1, 2018

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prime cut n
  1. A top-quality serving of meat.
  2. (by extension) Something that represents the best quality in its class.
PointingHand.svg May is promoted by the cattle industry in the United States as National Beef Month.

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May 2, 2018

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sealocked adj
  1. (geography) Of a geographical region: accessible only through a body of seawater, and having no access by land.

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May 3, 2018

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en passant adv
  1. In passing, by the way, incidentally.
  2. (chess) Of a player's pawn when it has moved forward two squares on its first move in the game: captured "in passing" by the other player's pawn, as if the first player's pawn had only moved forward one square.
PointingHand.svg Georgian chess player Nona Gaprindashvili, who in 1978 became the first female Grandmaster, was born on this day in 1941.

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May 4, 2018

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padawan n
  1. An apprentice or student Jedi.
  2. (by extension, humorous) Any apprentice or student.
PointingHand.svg May the Fourth – oops, the Force – be with you! Today is observed as Star Wars Day by fans of the franchise.

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May 5, 2018

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tabulate v
  1. (transitive) To arrange in tabular form; to arrange into a table.
  2. (transitive) To set out as a list; to enumerate, to list.

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May 6, 2018

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measly adj
  1. Particularly of pigs or pork: infected with larval tapeworms or trichinae (parasitic roundworms).
  2. Of a person: infected with measles.
  3. Small (especially contemptibly small) in amount; miserable, paltry, trifling.

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May 7, 2018

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scrofulous adj
  1. (pathology) Of, related to, or suffering from scrofula.
  2. Morally degenerate; corrupt.

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May 8, 2018

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ululation n
  1. The act of ululating; a long, loud, wavering cry or howl.

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May 9, 2018

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acrimonious adj
  1. Angry, acid, and sharp in delivering argumentative replies: bitter, mean-spirited, sharp in language or tone.

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May 10, 2018

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comminution n
  1. (often mining, waste management) The breaking or grinding up of a material to form smaller particles.
  2. (traumatology) The fracture of a bone site in multiple pieces (technically, at least three); crumbling.

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May 11, 2018
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May 12, 2018

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runcible adj
  1. (humorous) A nonce word used for humorous effect, and perhaps originally to maintain the number of syllables in lines of poems.
PointingHand.svg English artist and poet Edward Lear, who coined the word in his nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussy-cat, was born in 1812 either on this date or on 13 May.

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May 13, 2018

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sultry adj
  1. (weather) Hot and humid.
  2. (weather) Very hot and dry; torrid.
  3. (figuratively) Sexually enthralling.

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May 14, 2018

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reseda n
  1. (botany) Any of various plants of the genus Reseda, having small, pale grayish green flowers such as dyer's rocket (Reseda luteola) and mignonette (Reseda odorata).
  2. (botany, horticulture, specifically) Mignonette (Reseda odorata).
  3. A pale greyish-green colour like the flowers of a reseda plant; mignonette.

reseda adj

  1. Having a pale greyish-green colour like the flowers of a reseda plant; mignonette.

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May 15, 2018

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parentcraft n
  1. The skills and knowledge used by parents in raising children.
PointingHand.svg Today is designated by the United Nations as International Day of Families.

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