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May 3, 2016

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needn't contraction

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May 4, 2016

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skywalker n
  1. (usually figuratively) One who walks in the sky.
    1. (specifically) A member of the Mohawk group of Native Americans; especially one who is or was involved in steelworking on tall buildings in New York City.
    2. (by extension from the previous) Any ironworker working at a height.
    3. One who walks along a skywalk or skyway.
      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, 2016

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smitten adj
  1. Made irrationally enthusiastic.
  2. In love.
    PointingHand.svg The American romantic sitcom The Love Boat premiered on this day in 1977.

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May 6, 2016

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supererogation n
  1. An act of doing more than is required.
  2. (philosophy) An action that is neither morally forbidden or required, but has moral value.

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May 7, 2016

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lady who lunches n
  1. (chiefly in the plural) A lady who is affluent and thus able to have lunch with other such ladies in relatively expensive restaurants.

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May 8, 2016

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quail v
  1. (intransitive) To waste away; to fade, wither.
  2. (transitive, now rare) To frighten, daunt (someone).
  3. (intransitive) To lose heart or courage; to be daunted, fearful.

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May 9, 2016

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hillman n
  1. A native or inhabitant of hilly or mountainous country; a tribesman who lives in the mountains.
    PointingHand.svg Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first two people to reach the summit of Mount Everest on 29 May 1953, died on this day in 1986.

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May 10, 2016

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manspreading n
  1. (informal) The practice of men splaying their legs open wide when sitting on public transport, thus occupying more than one seat.

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May 11, 2016

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dudess n
  1. A female dude.
    1. (dated) A cowgirl.
    2. A woman, generally a younger woman, especially one who is perceived to be cool or hip.

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May 12, 2016

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kosher adj
  1. (Judaism) Fit for use or consumption, in accordance with Jewish law (especially relating to food).
  2. (figuratively, by extension) In accordance with standards or usual practice.
    PointingHand.svg Yom Ha'atzmaut, the national day of Israel, falls on this day in 2016.

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May 13, 2016

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competence porn n
  1. Entertainment featuring competent characters carrying out difficult tasks with great aptitude.

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May 14, 2016

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presage v
  1. (transitive) To predict or foretell something.
  2. (intransitive) To make a prediction.
  3. (transitive) To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.

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May 15, 2016

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speak volumes v
  1. (idiomatic) To express more than one actually said.
  2. Usually with about: to extend beyond the immediate topic under discussion.

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May 16, 2016

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waft v
  1. (ergative) To (cause to) float easily or gently through the air.
  2. (intransitive) To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
  3. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.

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May 17, 2016

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cement v
  1. (transitive) To affix with cement.
  2. (transitive) To overlay or coat with cement.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To unite firmly or closely.
  4. (figuratively) To make permanent.

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May 18, 2016

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ogry adj
  1. (nonce word) Resembling, or pertaining to, an ogre.
    PointingHand.svg On this day in 2001, the movie Shrek went on general release in the USA.

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May 19, 2016

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squat adj
  1. Relatively short or low, and thick or broad.
  2. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.

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May 20, 2016

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sinuous adj
  1. Having curves in alternate directions; meandering.
  2. Moving gracefully and in a supple manner.

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May 21, 2016

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cloudburst n
  1. A sudden heavy rainstorm

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May 22, 2016

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sangfroid n
  1. Composure, self-possession or imperturbability especially when in a dangerous situation

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May 23, 2016

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thagomizer n
  1. (anatomy) An arrangement of spikes found on the tails of various stegosaurs

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