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May 29, 2017

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duodenum n
  1. The first part of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.
PointingHand.svg Today is designated as World Digestive Health Day by the World Gastroenterology Organisation to commemorate its founding on this date in 1958.

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May 30, 2017

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nature-deficit disorder n
  1. (psychology) A class of behavioural problems in modern children, ascribed to the fact that they spend little time outdoors, the existence of which is regarded by some as controversial.

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May 31, 2017

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wont n
  1. One's habitual way of doing things; custom, practice.

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June 1, 2017
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June 2, 2017

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Cinquecentist adj
  1. Of or pertaining to the art of Italy in the sixteenth century.
PointingHand.svg Today is Festa della Repubblica or Republic Day, Italy’s national day.

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June 3, 2017

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bigly adv
  1. (now rare, modern uses nonstandard) Strongly, with great force.
  2. (now rare) In a blustering or boastful manner; haughtily, pompously.
PointingHand.svg The fantasy comedy film Big was released on this date in 1988.

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June 4, 2017

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nepenthes n
  1. A drug mentioned in Homer's Odyssey (c. 8th century B.C.E.) as bringing relief from anxiety or grief; hence, any drug or substance seen as bringing welcome forgetfulness or relief.
  2. A Southeast Asian carnivorous plant of the genus Nepenthes; a monkey cup or tropical pitcher plant.

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June 5, 2017

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Danicize v
  1. To make more Danish.
PointingHand.svg Today is Grundlovsdag or Constitution Day in Denmark.

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June 6, 2017

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one-upmanship n
  1. (idiomatic) The art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor.
  2. (idiomatic) A succession of instances of outdoing a competitor.

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June 7, 2017
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June 8, 2017

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fishify v
  1. (transitive) To change (flesh) to fish; to transform into a fish.
  2. (figuratively) To make as wet as a fish; to drench with water.
PointingHand.svg Today is World Oceans Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to highlight the importance of conserving and protecting the world’s oceans.

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June 9, 2017

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bah humbug interj
  1. (humorous) Expressing cynicism, disillusionment or distrustfulness; and specifically a dislike of Christmas and its celebrations and festivities.
PointingHand.svg English author Charles Dickens, whose 1843 novella A Christmas Carol featured the character Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas and calls it a “humbug”, died on this day in 1870.

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June 10, 2017

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detritivore n
  1. (ecology) An organism that feeds on detritus; a saprophage.

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June 11, 2017

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shoefie n
  1. (photography, slang, neologism) A photograph of one's own shoes taken while one is wearing them.
PointingHand.svg On this day 20 years ago in 1997, the first photographs known to have been shared on a public network using a mobile phone were sent by technology innovator Philippe Kahn using a phone he had jury-rigged with a digital camera. The photographs were of his newborn daughter Sophie.

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June 12, 2017
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June 13, 2017

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leapfrog v
  1. (transitive) To jump over some obstacle, as in the game of leapfrog.
  2. (transitive) To overtake.
  3. (intransitive) To progress.
  4. (law) To appeal a case directly to a supreme court, bypassing an intermediate appellate court.
  5. (military, transitive) To advance by engaging the enemy with one unit while another moves further forward.

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June 14, 2017

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gallimaufry n
  1. (dated) A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.
  2. (figuratively) Any absurd medley.
PointingHand.svg Today is Bastille Day, the national day of France.

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June 15, 2017

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logion n
  1. (theology) A traditional saying of a religious leader.
  2. (specifically, Christianity) A saying that is attributed to Jesus but which is not in the Bible.
PointingHand.svg Today is Corpus Christi in 2017, a festival honouring the Eucharist observed by the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian denominations.

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June 16, 2017

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rent-seeking n
  1. (economics) The attempt to profit by manipulating the economic or political environment, for example, by seeking subsidies.

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June 17, 2017

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parliament n
  1. (politics) Meanings relating to a political body authorized to exercise governmental powers.
    1. An institution whose elected or appointed members meet to debate the major political issues of the day and usually to exercise legislative powers and sometimes judicial powers.
    2. A group of representatives of the people elected or appointed to serve as a parliament (in sense 1 above) for a certain period of time. In this sense the word is commonly used with an ordinal number (for example, first parliament and 12th parliament) or a descriptive adjective (for example, Long Parliament, Short Parliament and Rump Parliament).
  2. A flock of owls or rooks.
  3. (historical) Parliament cake; a type of gingerbread.
PointingHand.svg Today is Iceland’s national day. Its Althing, founded in 930, is regarded as the oldest parliamentary institution in the world.

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June 18, 2017

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weevil n
  1. Any of several small herbivorous beetles in the superfamily Curculionoidea, many having a distinctive snout.
  2. Any of several small herbivorous beetles in the family Curculionidae belonging to the superfamily Curculionoidea.
  3. Any of several similar but more distantly related beetles such as the biscuit weevil (Stegobium paniceum).
  4. (figuratively, derogatory) A loathsome person.

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