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Word of the day for April 1
jape v
  1. (intransitive) To jest; play tricks; joke; jeer
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Word of the day for April 2
prosopagnosia n
  1. A form of visual agnosia characterised by difficulty with face recognition despite intact low-level visual processing
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Word of the day for April 3
snail mail n
  1. (retronym) Postal mail, especially as compared to email
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roundabout adj
  1. Indirect, circuitous or circumlocutionary; that does not do something in a direct way
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reptilianness n
  1. The quality of the embodiment of reptile characteristics
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lek n
  1. (biology) An aggregation of male animals for the purposes of courtship and display
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lollapalooza n
  1. (informal) An outstanding, extreme, or outrageous example of its kind
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Word of the day for April 8
cross swords v
  1. (idiomatic) To quarrel or argue with someone, to have a dispute with someone
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unheralded adj
  1. Without prior warning; unexpected or unannounced
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Word of the day for April 10
popliteal adj
  1. (anatomy) Of the area behind the knee
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Word of the day for April 11
covenstead n
  1. (Wicca) A permanent circle or temple used to meet for rituals and to store religious items, often a mundane location.
  2. (Wicca) A Wiccan congregation
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ungulate adj
  1. Having hooves
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Word of the day for April 13
pink slime n
  1. (paper manufacture) An undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper.
  2. (informal) A meat byproduct produced from otherwise unusable material such as skin and connective tissue, spinal bones, and digestive tissue by heating and then mixing with ammonia in a centrifuge to produce a food additive
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hapax legomenon n
  1. A word occurring only once in a given corpus
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eschatology n
  1. (countable) System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death.
  2. (uncountable) The study of the end times — the end of the world, notably in Christian theology the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment
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heir apparent n
  1. (usually monarchy) Someone who will definitely inherit, assuming he survives the one from whom he is inheriting
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kasha n
  1. A porridge made from boiled buckwheat groats, or sometimes from other cereal groats
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oubliette n
  1. A dungeon only accessible by a trapdoor at the top
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debauch v
  1. (transitive) To morally corrupt (someone); to seduce.
  2. (transitive) To debase (something); to lower the value of (something)
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capias n
  1. (law) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody
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Word of the day for April 21
overawe v
  1. (transitive) To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow
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crosswordese n
  1. The jargon of crossword puzzle answers, classically consisting of rare, archaic, or dialectal words
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bardolator n
  1. (usually pejorative) One who loves or worships the works of William Shakespeare
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levant v
  1. To abscond or run away, especially to avoid paying money or debts
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paint the town red v
  1. To party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place
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Word of the day for April 26
inside baseball n
  1. (US, sports) Technical matters concerning baseball not apparent to spectators.
  2. (US) Matters of interest only to insiders
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Word of the day for April 27
vates n
  1. A poet or bard who is divinely inspired
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Word of the day for April 28
doggedly adv
  1. In a way that is stubbornly persistent: Abby marked the International Day of the Dog with her beloved Jack Russell terrier, despite how he was doggedly gnawing through her extensive collection of shoes
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Word of the day for April 29
anapest n
  1. (US, prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g the word "velveteen").
  2. (US, prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter; e.g. “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!” (Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.)
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Word of the day for April 30
capacious adj
  1. Having a lot of space inside; roomy
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