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Word of the day for September 1
diaperhood n
  1. (informal) The period of time for which one wears a diaper as a child; babyhood.

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Word of the day for September 2
punctilio n
  1. A fine point in exactness of conduct, ceremony or procedure. Strictness in observance of formalities.

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Word of the day for September 3
chirality n
  1. The phenomenon, in chemistry, physics and mathematics, in which an object differs from its mirror image.

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Word of the day for September 4
snood n
  1. A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place.
  2. The flap of red skin on the beak of a male turkey.

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Word of the day for September 5
canard n
  1. A false or misleading report or story, especially if deliberately so.

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Word of the day for September 6
munificent adj
  1. Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as a munificent benefactor.

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Word of the day for September 7
iatrogenesis n
  1. (medicine) Any adverse effect (or complication) resulting from medical treatment.

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Word of the day for September 12
vocable noun
  1. A word or utterance, especially with reference to its form rather than its meaning.
  2. A syllable or sound without specific meaning, used together with or in place of actual words in a song.

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Word of the day for September 13
gooseberry noun
  1. A fruit closely related to the currant.
  2. Any of several other unrelated fruits, such as the Chinese gooseberry (kiwifruit) or the Indian gooseberry (amla).
  3. (British, informal) An unwanted additional person: Robert and Susan were so in love that nobody could go near them without feeling like a gooseberry.

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Word of the day for September 14
torrefy verb
  1. To subject to intense heat.

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Word of the day for September 15
rally cap noun
  1. (US, baseball) A baseball cap worn inside-out and backwards, or in another unconventional manner, by players or fans, as a talisman in order to will a team into a come-from-behind rally late in the game.

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Word of the day for September 16
munificence noun
  1. The quality of being munificent; generosity.

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Word of the day for September 17
rapine noun
  1. The seizure of someone's property by force; plunder.

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Word of the day for September 18
chirality noun
  1. The phenomenon, in chemistry, physics and mathematics, of objects being unidentical mirror images of each other, like a person's left and right hands.

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Word of the day for September 22
voetsek interjection
  1. Go away! Get lost! Exclamation of dismissal or rejection.

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Word of the day for September 23
analemma noun
  1. An egg-shaped or figure-eight curve that results when the Sun's position in the sky is plotted out over the year.

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Word of the day for September 28
meadery n
  1. A place where mead is made.

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