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Word of the day for June 1
sinecure n
  1. A position that requires no work but still gives an ample payment; a cushy job

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Word of the day for June 2
interpose v
  1. To insert something (or oneself) between other things.
  2. To interrupt a conversation by introducing a different subject or making a comment

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Word of the day for June 3
apothecary n
  1. A person who makes and provides/sells drugs and/or medicines

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Word of the day for June 4
traduce v
  1. To malign a person or entity by making malicious and false or defamatory statements

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Word of the day for June 5
biotic adj
  1. Of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms

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Word of the day for June 6
redound v
  1. To result in, to contribute to (a consequence).
  2. To attach, come back, accrue.
  3. (obsolete, of liquid) To swell, surge up

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Word of the day for June 7
approbative adj
  1. Expressing approval.
  2. Sanctioning officially, giving authorization or approval to something

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Word of the day for June 8
isometric adj
  1. Of, or exhibiting equality in dimensions.
  2. Of, or being a geometric system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other.
  3. (physiology) Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
  4. (physics, of a thermodynamic process) Taking place at constant volume as a result of being confined by rigid boundaries

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Word of the day for June 9
nostrum n
  1. A medicine or remedy in conventional use which has not been proven to have any desirable medical effects

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Word of the day for June 10
deltiology n
  1. The study and collection of postcards

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Word of the day for June 11
peremptory adj
  1. Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal.
  2. Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dogmatic

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Word of the day for June 12
luthier n
  1. A person who makes or repairs stringed wooden musical instruments, such as lutes, violins, and guitars

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Word of the day for June 13
emvowel v
  1. (dated, humorous) To replace a portion of a person's name with a dash in printing, in order to avoid libel

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Word of the day for June 14
semese adj
  1. Half-eaten

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Word of the day for June 15
hollow leg n
  1. Capacity to eat large quantities.
  2. Ability or tendency to drink large quantities of alcohol

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Word of the day for June 16
palliate v
  1. To lessen the severity of; to extenuate.
  2. To cause to seem less serious.
  3. To relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate

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Word of the day for June 17
dalliance n
  1. A wasting of time in idleness or trifles.
  2. Playful flirtation; amorous play

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Word of the day for June 18
lenticular adj
  1. Of or pertaining to a lens.
  2. Shaped like a biconvex lens

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Word of the day for June 19
quango n
  1. An organization that, although financed by a government, acts independently of it

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Word of the day for June 20
counterplot v
  1. To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another

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Word of the day for June 21
flyblown adj
  1. Contaminated with flyblows.
  2. Tainted

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Word of the day for June 22
ortolan n
  1. A small European migratory bunting, Emberiza hortulana, once eaten whole as a delicacy

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Word of the day for June 23
raccoon n
  1. A nocturnal omnivore, originally of Northern America, typically with a mixture of grayish fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes, and a striped tail.
  2. Any mammal of the genus Procyon

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Word of the day for June 24
diffidently adv
  1. In a diffident manner; without confidence in oneself

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Word of the day for June 26
reprobate adj
  1. Rejected by God; damned, sinful.
  2. Immoral, having no religious or principled character

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Word of the day for June 27
brachyuran adj
  1. Of or pertaining to crabs

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Word of the day for June 28
equipage n
  1. Equipment or supplies, especially military ones.
  2. A type of horse-drawn carriage

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Word of the day for June 29
tipple v
  1. To sell alcoholic liquor by retail.
  2. To drink too much alcohol

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Word of the day for June 30
soporific adj
  1. Tending to induce sleep

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