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February 10, 2016

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beholden adj
  1. Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; indebted, obliged.
  2. Bound by external expectations, such as fashion or morality.

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February 11, 2016

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nosh v
  1. (intransitive, usually with on) To eat a snack or light meal. []

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February 12, 2016

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parterre n
  1. (horticulture) A flowerbed, particularly an elevated one.
  2. (horticulture) A garden with paths between such flowerbeds.
  3. (theater) A part of the section of theater seats located on the ground floor, on the same level as the orchestra.
    1. The part of the ground-floor section nearest the orchestra and the stage; the stalls.
    2. (Britain) The part of the ground-floor section behind the stalls and underneath the galleries; the pit.
  4. (theater, by extension) That part of a theater audience seated in the parterre, sometimes regarded as belonging to a lower social class.
  5. (US, New York) An apartment balcony.

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February 13, 2016

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trigger warning n
  1. A notice placed before the beginning of media content (usually an online article, e-mail, or post) to warn of potential traumatic triggers it contains.

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February 14, 2016

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Arizona room n
  1. (US) A room found in homes in Arizona, typically a patio that has been covered and screened so as to create an outdoor feeling while avoiding excessive heat and insects.
    PointingHand.svg Arizona was admitted as the 48th state of the USA on this day in 1912.

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February 15, 2016

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voluntourist n
  1. A tourist who takes part in voluntourism.

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February 16, 2016

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finitary adj
  1. Of a function, taking a finite number of arguments to produce an output.
  2. (logic) Pertaining to finite-length proofs, each using a finite set of axioms.

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February 17, 2016

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suzerainty n
  1. A relation between states in which a subservient nation has its own government, but is unable to take international action independent of the superior state.

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February 18, 2016

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quoit n
  1. A flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits.
  2. A ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits.
  3. The flat stone covering a cromlech.
  4. The discus used in ancient sports.

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February 19, 2016

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tendentious adj
  1. Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose, especially a controversial one.
  2. Implicitly or explicitly slanted.

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February 20, 2016

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venire n
  1. (law) A writ of venire facias.
  2. (law, chiefly US) A group of persons summoned by a writ of venire facias to appear in court for jury selection.

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February 21, 2016

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unicameral adj
  1. Of, or having, a single legislative chamber.
  2. (linguistics, of a script) Making no distinction between upper and lower case, but rather having only one case.

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February 22, 2016

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usurious adj
  1. Of or pertaining to usury.
  2. Exorbitant.

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February 23, 2016

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apace adj

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February 24, 2016

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riven adj

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February 25, 2016

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satisfice v
  1. (social sciences, intransitive) Of human behavior: to make a choice that suffices to fulfill the minimum requirements to achieve an objective, without special regard for utility maximization or optimization of one's preferences.

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February 26, 2016

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piquant adj
  1. Engaging; charming.
  2. Favorably stimulating to the palate; pleasantly spicy; stimulating.
  3. (archaic) Causing hurt feelings; scathing.

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February 27, 2016

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vituperation n
  1. The act of vituperating; severely blaming or censuring.
  2. Criticism or invective which is sustained and considered to be overly harsh; abuse, severe blame or censure.

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February 28, 2016

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unbirthday n
  1. A day that is not one's birthday but is celebrated as though it were

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February 29, 2016

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leap day n
  1. The extra day in a leap year, currently February 29th in countries that use the Gregorian calendar and February 24th in the few communities using the Julian calendar.

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March 1, 2016

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nocturne n
  1. A work of art relating or dedicated to the night.
  2. (music) A dreamlike or pensive composition, usually for the piano.
    PointingHand.svg Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, who composed 21 nocturnes including the best-known Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2, was probably born on this day in 1810.

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