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Word of the day for June 1
gallivant v
  1. To roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
  2. (obsolete) To flirt, to romance
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Word of the day for June 2
over the top adj
  1. Excessive; exaggerated; outrageous
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Word of the day for June 3
recidivous adj
  1. Prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior
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Word of the day for June 4
holystone n
  1. (nautical) A block of soft sandstone used for scrubbing the wooden decks of a ship
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Word of the day for June 5
shufti n
  1. A brief glance; a quick look
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Word of the day for June 6
let the cat out of the bag v
  1. To disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently
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Word of the day for June 7
indefatigable adj
  1. Extremely persistent; untiring
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Word of the day for June 8
cupidity n
  1. Extreme greed, especially for wealth
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Word of the day for June 9
volumize v
  1. To add volume (to something)
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Word of the day for June 10
horseshoe n
  1. The U-shaped metallic shoe of a horse.
  2. A U-shaped piece of metal used to play the game horseshoes.
  3. The U shape of a horseshoe.
  4. (bodybuilding, slang) A well-developed set of triceps brachii muscles
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Word of the day for June 11
erstwhile adj
  1. (now literary) Former, previous
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Word of the day for June 12
majordomo n
  1. The head servant or official in a wealthy household; a leading servant or butler.
  2. (chiefly US) Any overseer, organizer, or person in command
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Word of the day for June 13
chunter v
  1. (British, slang) To speak in a soft, indistinct manner, mutter.
  2. (British, slang) To grumble, complain
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Word of the day for June 14
stolid adj
  1. Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
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Word of the day for June 15
mortmain n
  1. The perpetual, inalienable possession of lands by a corporation or non-personal entity such as a church.
  2. (figuratively) A strong and inalienable possession
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Word of the day for June 16
rosette n
  1. An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, used especially as a badge.
  2. (architecture) An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel.
  3. (botany) One or more whorls of leaves, clustered tightly at the base of a plant
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Word of the day for June 17
duteous adj
  1. (archaic) Obsequious; submissively obedient
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Word of the day for June 18
colliery n
  1. (UK) An underground coal mine, together with its surface buildings.
  2. (US) A facility that supplies coal
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Word of the day for June 19
truss v
  1. To tie up a bird before cooking it.
  2. To secure or bind with ropes
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Word of the day for June 20
alluvial adj
  1. Pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream
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Word of the day for June 21
spinet n
  1. A short, compact harpsichord
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Word of the day for June 22
panjandrum n
  1. An important, powerful or influential person.
  2. A self-important or pretentious person
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Word of the day for June 23
dungarees n
  1. Heavy denim pants or overalls, worn especially as work clothing
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Word of the day for June 24
boggle v
  1. To to be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused.
  2. To confuse or mystify; overwhelm
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Word of the day for June 25
prolix adj
  1. Tediously lengthy.
  2. Tending to use large or obscure words that few understand
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Word of the day for June 26
urbanity n
  1. Behavior that is polished, refined, courteous
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Word of the day for June 27
fungible adj
  1. (of a debt) Able to be substituted for something of equal value.
  2. Interchangeable
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Word of the day for June 28
denigrate v
  1. To criticise so as to besmirch, disparage, or defame.
  2. To treat as worthless; belittle
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Word of the day for June 29
lager n
  1. A type of beer, brewed using a bottom-fermenting yeast
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Word of the day for June 30
aiglet n
  1. A tip, originally of metal and often decorative, on a ribbon or cord that makes lacing two parts of a garment or garments together easier
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