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September 22, 2017

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imbongi n
  1. (chiefly South Africa) A praise singer, a traditional bard in Zulu culture.
PointingHand.svg ‘Shaka’ kaSenzangakhona, also known as Shaka Zulu, who was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom, died on this day in 1828.

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September 23, 2017

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derisively adv
  1. In a derisive manner; demeaningly, mockingly.

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September 24, 2017
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September 25, 2017

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exemplary adj
  1. Deserving honour, respect and admiration.
  2. Of such high quality that it should serve as an example to be imitated; ideal, perfect.
  3. Serving as a warning; monitory.
  4. Providing an example or illustration.

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September 26, 2017
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September 27, 2017

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Elysian adj
  1. Of or pertaining to Elysian or Elysium, the location.
  2. (idiomatic) Blissful, happy, heavenly.

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September 28, 2017

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medicaster n
  1. (dated, now chiefly literary) A quack doctor; someone who pretends to have medical knowledge.

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September 29, 2017
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September 30, 2017

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bombast n
  1. (archaic) Cotton, or cotton wool.
  2. (archaic) Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing, padding.
  3. (figuratively) High-sounding words; language above the dignity of the occasion; a pompous or ostentatious manner of writing or speaking.

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October 1, 2017

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songcraft n
  1. (music) The practice or skill of crafting or composing songs.
PointingHand.svg Today is designated International Music Day by the International Music Council to promote musical art among all sections of society, among other things. It was established in 1975 by violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin, who was President of the Council at the time.

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October 2, 2017

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drawing board n
  1. A plane surface or table to which paper can be fastened for drawing purposes.
  2. (figuratively) The planning stage of a project.
PointingHand.svg Today, the first Monday of October in 2017, is designated as World Architecture Day by the International Union of Architects.

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October 3, 2017

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Männlein n
  1. A little man; a dwarf, a mannikin.
PointingHand.svg Today is Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Unity Day), which commemorates the anniversary of German Reunification in 1990.

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October 4, 2017
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October 5, 2017

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keen v
  1. [] (transitive) To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
  2. (transitive) To mourn.

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October 6, 2017

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subspecies n
  1. (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below species.
  2. (taxonomy) A taxon at that rank, often indicated with trinomial nomenclature (such as Felis silvestris silvestris in zoology and Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii in botany).

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October 7, 2017

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squeeze box n
  1. (caving) A box with an adjustable opening used by cavers to practise crawling through tight spaces.
  2. (veterinary medicine) A container that fits tightly around an animal to immobilize it for medical treatment, transportation, etc. []

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October 8, 2017

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extremity n
  1. The most extreme or furthest point of something.
  2. An extreme measure.
  3. A hand or foot.
  4. A limb (major appendage of a human or animal such as an arm, leg, or wing).

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October 9, 2017

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oche n
  1. (darts) A line behind which a player's front foot must be placed when throwing a dart.

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October 10, 2017

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oofy adj
  1. (Britain, slang, dated) Having lots of oof (money); rich, wealthy.

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October 11, 2017

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surrey n
  1. (historical) A light horse-drawn carriage with forward-facing seats accommodating two or four people, popular in the United States; a motorized carriage of similar design.
PointingHand.svg The musical film Oklahoma! featuring songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, including “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”, premiered on this day in 1955.

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October 12, 2017

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ratiocination n
  1. Reasoning, conscious deliberate inference; the activity or process of reasoning.
  2. Thought or reasoning that is exact, valid and rational.
  3. A proposition arrived at by such thought.

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