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January 19, 2018

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ununennium n
  1. The systematic element name for the (as yet undiscovered) chemical element with an atomic number of 119 (symbol Uue).

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January 20, 2018
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January 21, 2018

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breadbasket n
  1. A basket used for storing or carrying bread.
  2. A region which has favourable conditions to produce a large quantity of grain or, by extension, other food products; a food bowl.
  3. (humorous) The abdomen or stomach, especially as a vulnerable part of the body in an attack.

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January 22, 2018
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January 23, 2018

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glossolalia n
  1. Speaking a language one does not know, or speaking elaborate but apparently meaningless speech, while in a trance-like state (or, supposedly, under the influence of a deity or spirits); speaking in tongues.
  2. Xenoglossy (knowledge of a language one has never learned).

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January 24, 2018

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swarf v
  1. (transitive) To grind down. []
  2. (intransitive, Scotland, obsolete) To grow languid; to faint.

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January 25, 2018

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haggis n
  1. A traditional Scottish dish made from minced sheep offal with oatmeal and spices, etc., originally boiled in the stomach of a sheep but now often in an artificial casing, and usually served with neeps and tatties (mashed swede and potatoes) and accompanied with whisky.
PointingHand.svg Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (born on 25 January 1759), and usually involves Scottish foods and recitals of his poetry.

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January 26, 2018

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drop bear n
  1. (cryptozoology) A fictional Australian marsupial in the form of a large, carnivorous koala said to fall upon its prey from treetops.
PointingHand.svg Happy Australia Day from all of us at the Wiktionary!

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January 27, 2018

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community n
  1. (countable) A group sharing a common understanding, and often the same language, law, manners, and/or tradition.
  2. (countable) A residential or religious collective; a commune.
  3. (countable, ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
  4. (countable, Internet) A group of people interacting by electronic means for educational, professional, social, or other purposes; a virtual community.
  5. (uncountable) The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.

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January 28, 2018

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if anything adv
  1. (idiomatic) Used after a negative statement to suggest the opposite is true.
  2. (idiomatic) Used to suggest or state tentatively that something may be the case (often the opposite of something previously implied).
  3. (idiomatic) Used in questions when the speaker does not know for sure if the listener will have an answer.

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January 29, 2018
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January 30, 2018

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soft-spoken adj
  1. Having a pleasant, gentle, mild manner of speech; speaking gently or quietly.

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January 31, 2018

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deep state n
  1. (politics, conspiracy theories) A large group of people, typically members of government agencies and the military, believed to have long-lasting political influence that is difficult for an administration voted into power to counter.

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February 1, 2018

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ASMRtist n
  1. (informal, neologism) A person who creates audiovisual material designed to induce an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR; a claimed biological phenomenon involving a pleasurable tingling in response to a stimulus).

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February 2, 2018

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coo v

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February 3, 2018

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printer n
  1. One who makes prints.
  2. The operator of a printing press, or the owner of a printing business.
  3. (computing) A device, usually attached to a computer, used to print text or images onto paper.
PointingHand.svg German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher Johannes Gutenberg, who introduced mechanical movable type to Europe, died on this day in 1468.

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February 4, 2018

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dabble v
  1. (transitive) To make slightly wet or soiled by spattering or sprinkling a liquid (such as water, mud, or paint) on it; to bedabble.
  2. (transitive) To cause splashing by moving a body part like a bill or limb in soft mud, water, etc., often playfully; to play in shallow water; to paddle.
  3. (intransitive) To participate or have an interest in an activity in a casual or superficial way.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To interfere or meddle in; to tamper with.

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February 5, 2018

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shoot one's cuffs v
  1. To straighten one's arms with a sudden movement to make the cuffs of one's shirt appear beyond the sleeves of one's coat or jacket.
PointingHand.svg Today is the start of New York Men’s Fashion Week in 2018.

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February 6, 2018

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haka n
  1. A group dance of New Zealand's Maori people featuring rhythmic chanting, vigorous facial and arm movements, and foot stamping. Traditionally a war dance, today it is also performed to welcome guests, as a mark of respect at occasions such as commemorations and funerals, as a challenge to opposing teams at sports events, and for artistic purposes.
PointingHand.svg Today is Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand.

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February 7, 2018

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wordster n
  1. One who is skilled at using words; a wordsmith.
  2. One who studies words.
  3. (pejorative) One who uses words instead of actions; a hypocrite, a verbalist.
PointingHand.svg Scottish lexicographer and philologist Sir James Murray, who was the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, was born on this day in 1837.

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February 8, 2018

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sawpit n
  1. A pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawn with a long two-handled saw by two people, one standing above the timber and the other in the pit below.

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