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Word of the day for September 1
cohort n
  1. A division of a Roman legion.
  2. A group of people supporting the same thing or person.
  3. An accomplice, associate, or colleague

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Word of the day for September 2
ouroboric adj
  1. Relating to the Ouroboros, a snake eating its own tail; hence: self-consuming, self-referential, recursive

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Word of the day for September 3
éclat n
  1. A brilliant or successful effect; brilliant, ostentatious show; glory, renown

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Word of the day for September 4
lightfast adj
  1. Resistant to fading

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Word of the day for September 5
thermoception n
  1. The sense of heat and cold

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Word of the day for September 6
farrago n
  1. A collection containing a confused variety of miscellaneous things

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Word of the day for September 7
fulcrum n
  1. (mechanics) The support about which a lever pivots

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Word of the day for September 8
unstinted adj
  1. Not constrained, not restrained, or not confined

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Word of the day for September 9
zealous adj
  1. Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion

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Word of the day for September 10
variadic adj
  1. (Computing, mathematics, linguistics) Taking a variable number of arguments; especially, taking arbitrarily many arguments

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Word of the day for September 11
in memoriam adv
  1. In memory (of); as a memorial

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Word of the day for September 12
adjudicate v
  1. To settle a legal case or other dispute.
  2. To act as a judge

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Word of the day for September 13
recalcitrant adj
  1. Stubbornly unwilling to obey authority

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Word of the day for September 14
comeuppance n
  1. A negative outcome which is justly deserved

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Word of the day for September 16
peanut gallery n
  1. A source of heckling, unwelcome commentary, or criticism

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Word of the day for September 17
disillusionment n
  1. Disappointment from discovering that something is not what one had anticipated

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Word of the day for September 18
piebald adj
  1. Spotted or blotched, especially in black and white

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Word of the day for September 19
jump down someone's throat v
  1. To criticise with excessive and unexpected harshness

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Word of the day for September 20
anthelmintic adj & n
  1. A drug for the treatment of intestinal worm infestation

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Word of the day for September 21
infanticide n
  1. The murder of an infant

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Word of the day for September 22
promontory noun
  1. A high point of land extending into a body of water, a headland; a cliff

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Word of the day for September 23
redact v
  1. To edit, to prepare (a text) for publication.
  2. To censor, to black out portions of (a text)

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Word of the day for September 24
heretofore adverb
  1. Prior to now, until now, up to the present time

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Word of the day for September 25
lampoon v
  1. To satirize or poke fun at

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Word of the day for September 26
exanimate adj
  1. Lifeless, not or no longer living.
  2. Spiritless, dispirited

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Word of the day for September 27
hallux n
  1. The big toe

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Word of the day for September 28
buoyancy n
  1. The ability of an object to stay afloat in a fluid

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Word of the day for September 29
abnegate v
  1. To deny oneself (something), to renounce or give up (a right, power, claim, privilege or convenience).
  2. To deny, to reject (something, for example a truth or a commonly-held belief)

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Word of the day for September 30
cutify verb
  1. (from the Latin word for skin, "cutis") To form skin, as, the wound area was left to cutify.
  2. (from "cute" + "-ify", perhaps modeled on "beautify") To make cute, as, she cutified her room

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