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Word of the day for February 7
tacit adj
  1. Expressed in silence; implied, but not made explicit: disengagement represents a tacit rejection of governing institutions ("Developing Democracy in Europe: An Analytical Summary", ISBN 9287155798).
  2. (logic) Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction

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Word of the day for February 8
thanatocoenose n
  1. A fossilized ecosystem: a collection of dead lifeforms, found together, which previously interacted as a community within an ecosystem

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Word of the day for February 9
northerly adj
  1. Facing the north; directed towards the north.
  2. Located in a northern region.
  3. Coming from the north

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Word of the day for February 10
no fear interjection
  1. Don't worry, no worries.
  2. (UK, dated) No way; absolutely not: TOAD: You should take up swimming! — RABBIT: No fear, toad! (The Animals of Farthing Wood)

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Word of the day for February 11
table v
  1. (UK, Canada) To propose for discussion; to put on the table: the legislature tabled the amendment and will start discussing it now.
  2. (US) To hold back to a later time; to postpone; to take off the table: the motion was tabled and parties agreed not to raise it again until next year.
  3. To tabulate; to put into a table

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Word of the day for February 12
cleave v
  1. From Old English clēofan:
    1. To split or sever.
    2. To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting: the snow plow clove a path through the ice.
  2. From Old English cleofian:
    1. To cling or adhere to: she clove to him like a second skin

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Word of the day for February 13
luck out verb
  1. (US) To be lucky; to experience great fortune: I lucked out and got the last two tickets to the show.
  2. (UK) To run out of luck: I lucked out and wasn't able to get any tickets to the show

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Word of the day for February 14
impassionate adj
  1. Filled with passion, impassioned: young ministers, deeply impressed and longing to pour out the burning, impassionate zeal of their own souls, are apt to abuse the use of this figure (George Hott).
  2. Lacking passion, dispassionate: scholarly works demand keen attention to logical consistency while maintaining an impersonal, impassionate voice (Alexander Newport)

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Word of the day for February 15
skysill n

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Word of the day for February 16
seriatim adv
  1. One after another, in order; taking one topic or subject at a time in an order; sequentially

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Word of the day for February 27
house of cards n
  1. A structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.
  2. A structure or argument built on a shaky foundation

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