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Word of the day for June 1
obtrude v
  1. To project into or on to something in an intrusive or unwelcome way; to be forcibly imposed
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Word of the day for June 2
supervacaneous adj
  1. Added beyond what is necessary; superfluous, redundant
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Word of the day for June 3
quotidian adj
  1. Happening every day; daily.
  2. Run-of-the-mill; common, ordinary
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Word of the day for June 4
anabasis n
  1. A military march up-country
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Word of the day for June 5
funest adj
  1. Causing death or disaster; fatal, catastrophic
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Word of the day for June 6
repurpose v
  1. To make (something) fit for a new purpose; to adapt for use in a different way
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Word of the day for June 7
circumforaneous adj
  1. Wandering from place to place; vagrant, vagabond
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Word of the day for June 8
commonality n
  1. The common people.
  2. The state of being in common with others
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Word of the day for June 9
ukiyo-e n
  1. A Japanese woodcut depicting everyday life
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Word of the day for June 10
embonpoint n
  1. Plumpness, especially when voluptuous; curvaceousness
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Word of the day for June 11
inukshuk n
  1. A structure made from a pile of stones and roughly resembling a human figure, traditionally built by the Inuit
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Word of the day for June 12
riparian adj
  1. Pertaining to a riverbank
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Word of the day for June 13
serial monogamy n
  1. The practice of having a succession of (especially short) sexual relationships with individual people
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Word of the day for June 14
contuse v
  1. To bruise
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Word of the day for June 15
latah n
  1. (pathology) A condition occurring in Malaysia, characterised by extreme suggestibility and imitative behaviour
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Word of the day for June 16
hale v
  1. To drag or pull, especially forcibly
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Word of the day for June 17
pilgarlic n
  1. A bald head; a bald-headed person
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Word of the day for June 18
recompensing adj
  1. That provides recompense; compensatory, rewarding
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Word of the day for June 19
handwaving n
  1. Elaborate or ostentatious gesturing (during an argument etc.), especially as contrasted with a lack of real underlying substance or meaning
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Word of the day for June 20
peaceable adj
  1. Favouring peace as opposed to conflict; not aggressive; tending to avoid violence
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Word of the day for June 21
guru n
  1. A Hindu spiritual teacher
  2. An influential mentor or advisor
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Word of the day for June 22
mezuzah n
  1. (Judaism) A piece of parchment inscribed with Pentateuchal texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a house
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Word of the day for June 23
phocine adj
  1. Pertaining to a seal; seal-like
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Word of the day for June 24
derogate v
  1. To take away or detract (from)
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Word of the day for June 25
sequent adj
  1. That follows on as a result; consequent
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Word of the day for June 26
ocker n
  1. (Australian slang) A boorish or uncultivated Australian
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Word of the day for June 27
unprocurable adj
  1. That cannot be procured; unobtainable
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Word of the day for June 28
affect n
  1. (psychology) A subjective feeling experienced in response to a thought or other stimulus; mood, emotion, especially as demonstrated in external physical signs
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Word of the day for June 29
defray v
  1. To pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.); to meet (the cost of something)
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Word of the day for June 30
aggiornamento n
  1. A bringing up to date, modernisation; specifically, that carried out on the Roman Catholic Church by the Second Vatican Council of 1962-65
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