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Word of the day for April 14
moue n
  1. A pout

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Word of the day for April 15
gewgaw n
  1. A showy trifle, a toy

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Word of the day for April 16
moliminous adj
  1. Requiring a lot of effort; laborious

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Word of the day for April 17
Paphian adj
  1. Pertaining to love or sexual desire, especially when illicit

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Word of the day for April 18
primal scene n
  1. (psychoanalysis) The first time a child sees its parents copulating

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Word of the day for April 19
skerry n
  1. A small rocky island which is covered by the sea at high tide

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Word of the day for April 20
cute-hoorism n
  1. (Ireland) Cynical self-interest

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Word of the day for April 21
prelapsarian adj
  1. Pertaining to the world before the Fall of man; innocent, unspoiled

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Word of the day for April 22
apparatchik n
  1. A blindly loyal bureaucrat

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Word of the day for April 23
fuliginous adj
  1. Pertaining to soot; sooty

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Word of the day for April 24
multiculturalism n
  1. The characteristics of a society, city etc. which has many different ethnic or national cultures mingling freely; political or social policies which support or encourage such coexistence

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ramada n
  1. A porch or arbour

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Word of the day for April 26
xiphias n
  1. The swordfish

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Word of the day for April 27
veronica n
  1. An image of Jesus's face, believed to have been left on the cloth used by St Veronica to wipe his face.
  2. (bullfighting) A circular swing of the cape.
  3. A wildflower, usually having blue petals

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Word of the day for April 28
vila n
  1. A type of fairy or nymph in Slavic mythology

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Word of the day for April 29
hymeneal adj
  1. Pertaining to marriage or a wedding; nuptial, matrimonial

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