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Word of the day for June 1
denigrate v
  1. (transitive) To criticise so as to besmirch; traduce, disparage or defame

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effulgent adj
  1. Shining, resplendent, radiant

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Word of the day for June 3
exhort v
  1. To urge, to advise earnestly

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Word of the day for June 4
germane adj
  1. Related to the topic being discussed or considered, pertinent, relevant

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homily n
  1. A sermon, especially concerning a practical matter.
  2. A moralizing lecture.
  3. A platitude

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Word of the day for June 6
urbane adj
  1. Courteous, polite, refined, suave

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Word of the day for June 7
otiose adj
  1. Resulting in no effect.
  2. Reluctant to work or to exert oneself, indolent.
  3. Having no reason for being (raison d’être); having no point, reason, or purpose

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Word of the day for June 8
tenebrous adj
  1. Dark and gloomy

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Word of the day for June 9
eggcorn n
  1. (linguistics) An idiosyncratic but semantically motivated substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound identical, or nearly so, at least in the dialect the speaker uses.

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Word of the day for June 10
corpus n
  1. (uncommon) A body.
  2. (linguistics) A collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic or a particular author, etc.

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grit n
  1. Strength of mind; great courage or fearlessness; fortitude. []
PointingHand.svg On this day in 1969, the film True Grit was released

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drama llama n
  1. (slang) A histrionic person.
    PointingHand.svg The annual Tony Awards, which recognize achievement in Broadway productions, are being held today in 2016.

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Word of the day for June 14
dark horse n
  1. (idiomatic) Someone who possesses talents or favorable characteristics that are not known or expected by others.
  2. (idiomatic, politics) A candidate for an election who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice.
    PointingHand.svg The Royal Ascot begins on this day in 2016.

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dung beetle n
  1. A type of beetle of the family Scarabaeidae noted for rolling dung into balls for use as food or as brooding chambers.

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zany adj
  1. Unusual and bizarre in a funny, comical way; outlandish; clownish.
  2. Ludicrously or incongruously comical.

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Word of the day for June 17
chyron n
  1. (television) A set of graphics or words at the bottom of a television screen, sometimes unrelated to the current viewing content.

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Word of the day for June 18
mandilion n
  1. A loose outer garment resembling a cassock or coat, often sleeveless, worn by soldiers over armour or by menservants as a type of overcoat.
    PointingHand.svg Milan Fashion Week for menswear begins today in 2016.

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Word of the day for June 19
dad dancing n
  1. The making of embarrassing flamboyant dance moves to pop music by middle-aged men.
    PointingHand.svg In many countries, Father's Day is celebrated today in 2016 (the third Sunday in June).

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Word of the day for June 20
economical with the truth adj
  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Not telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. Often used with sarcasm or satire.

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Word of the day for June 21
contumacy n
  1. (chiefly Christianity and law) Disobedience, resistance to authority.
    PointingHand.svg Edward Snowden, an American former government contractor who leaked classified information from the U.S. National Security Agency, was born on this day in 1983.

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Word of the day for June 22
hoon n
  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) A hooligan, a lout; specifically, a person who drives excessively quickly, loudly or irresponsibly; a street drag racer often driving heavily customized cars. []
    PointingHand.svg On this day in 2001, The Fast and the Furious, the first film in the Fast and the Furious franchise, went on general release in the USA.

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Word of the day for June 23
sexuality n
  1. That which is characterized or distinguished by sex. []
  2. Sexual orientation.
  3. Sexual identity, gender.
    PointingHand.svg American sexologist Alfred Kinsey was born on this day in 1894.

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arborescent adj
  1. Like a tree; having a structure or appearance similar to that of a tree; branching.
  2. (philosophy) Marked by insistence on totalizing principles, binarism and dualism (as opposed to the rhizome theory).

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Word of the day for June 25
Brexit n
  1. (Britain, politics) The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
    PointingHand.svg On 23 June 2016 at the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, British voters opted to take their nation out of the European Union.

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shark bait n
  1. (humorous) One who has been or is likely to be attacked by a shark.
  2. (humorous, by extension) One who is in a precarious or vulnerable position; a dead duck.
  3. (Australia, colloquial) A lone swimmer or surfer far from shore; a shark baiter. []
    PointingHand.svg Shark Week, a annual series of TV programmes about sharks on the Discovery Channel, starts today in 2016.

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Word of the day for June 27
from pillar to post adv
  1. (idiomatic) From one place (or person, or task) to another; hither and thither.
    PointingHand.svg Today marks the start of The Championships at Wimbledon, UK, in 2016.

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Word of the day for June 28
night-biter n
  1. An animal, especially an insect such as a mosquito, that bites during the night.

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Word of the day for June 29
bentwood n
  1. (woodworking, countable and uncountable) Also attributive. Lengths of wood that have been made pliable by heating with steam and then bent into the appropriate shape (to make furniture, ships' hulls, etc.).
  2. (countable) An object, especially a piece of furniture, made from bentwood.

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Word of the day for June 30
coop n
  1. A basket, pen or enclosure for birds.
  2. A wickerwork basket (kipe) or other enclosure for catching fish.
  3. (figuratively, slang) A narrow place of confinement, a cage; a jail, a prison. []
    PointingHand.svg The animated comedy film Chicken Run was released in the UK on this day in 2000.

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