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Word of the day for November 1
listicle n
  1. (informal) An article based around a list.
PointingHand.svg The American Internet media company BuzzFeed, known for publishing listicles, was founded on this day in 2006.

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Word of the day for November 8
Montezuma's revenge n
  1. (humorous) Diarrhea experienced by tourists after drinking water or eating food in Mexico as a result of a bacteria strain to which native Mexicans are immune.
PointingHand.svg Aztec ruler Montezuma or Moctezuma II met Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés for the first time on this day in 1519.

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Word of the day for November 3
bokeh n
  1. (photography) A subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of an image projected by a camera lens.
PointingHand.svg Culture Day is observed in Japan on this day to promote culture, the arts, and academic endeavour.

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Word of the day for November 24
Cambrian explosion proper n
  1. (evolutionary biology) The relatively rapid appearance, around 541 million years ago, of most major animal phyla, as demonstrated in the fossil record.
PointingHand.svg English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species, considered the foundation of evolutionary biology, was published on this day in 1859.

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Word of the day for November 25
biennium n
  1. A period of two years.
PointingHand.svg Today is the eve of the closing of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

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Word of the day for November 26
creatify v
  1. (transitive, neologism) To render more creative; to creativize.
PointingHand.svg American urban theorist Richard L. Florida, who popularized the term in the 21st century, was born on this day in 1957.

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