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June 11, 2015

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piece together v
  1. To physically assemble (or reassemble) from fragments or pieces.
  2. (figuratively) To reconstruct an event or goal from incomplete or flawed elements.

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June 12, 2015

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make shift v
  1. (dated) To contrive; to invent a way of surmounting a difficulty.

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June 13, 2015

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soundly adv
  1. In a thorough manner; in manner free of defect or deficiency.

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June 14, 2015

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vexillology n
  1. The study of flags.

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June 15, 2015

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encapsulate v
  1. To cover something as if in a capsule.
  2. To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.

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June 16, 2015

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abeyance n
  1. (law) Expectancy; condition of being undetermined; undetermined ownership.
  2. Suspension; temporary suppression.

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June 17, 2015

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postilion n
  1. A rider mounted on the near, leading horse pulling a carriage who guides the team.

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June 18, 2015

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chiaroscuro n
  1. An artistic technique developed during the Renaissance, referring to the use of exaggerated light contrasts in order to create the illusion of volume.

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June 19, 2015

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salad dodger n
  1. (informal) An overweight person.

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June 20, 2015

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demagogue n
  1. (pejorative) An orator or leader who gains favor by pandering to or exciting the passions and prejudices of the audience.

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June 21, 2015

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angst n
  1. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
  2. More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.

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June 22, 2015

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avocation n
  1. A hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit.
  2. Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment; vocation.

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June 23, 2015

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unbeknownst adv
  1. (followed by to) Without the knowledge of.

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June 24, 2015

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dead tree edition n
  1. (idiomatic, pejorative, humorous) Paper version of a publication that can be found online.

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June 25, 2015

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flense v
  1. To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc.

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June 26, 2015

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not dog n
  1. A vegetarian imitation-sausage, or hot dog sandwich made with one.

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June 27, 2015

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philander v
  1. To make love to women; to play the male flirt.

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June 28, 2015

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röck döts n plural
  1. (informal, humorous) Heavy metal umlauts; umlauts over letters in the name of a heavy metal band (as in "Motörhead", "Queensrÿche" and "Mötley Crüe"), added gratuitously for mere stylistic effect.

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June 29, 2015

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enterolith n
  1. A mineral concretion in the intestinal tract.

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June 30, 2015

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miserabilist n
  1. One who is unhappy, or extols being miserable as a virtue; a philosopher of pessimism.

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July 1, 2015

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scuppernong n
  1. A large greenish-bronze grape native to the Southeastern United States, a variety of the muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia).
  2. A sweet, golden or amber-colored American wine made from this variety of grape.

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