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Word of the day for June 1
boardwalk n
  1. A slightly elevated path for pedestrians over sandy or swampy ground, typically made out of wood; specifically (Canada, US) one running alongside a body of water or beach.
PointingHand.svg The pop songUnder the Boardwalk” by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters was released this month in 1964.

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Word of the day for June 2
inthronization n
  1. (archaic) Enthronement.
PointingHand.svg Today in 2018 is the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1953.

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Word of the day for June 5
gelbstoff n
  1. (hydrology, oceanography) The optically measurable component of dissolved organic matter in water, which primarily occurs naturally from tannin released from decaying detritus. As the amount of organic matter increases, it causes the water to appear green, yellow-green, and then brown.
PointingHand.svg Today is World Environment Day, which is recognized by the United Nations to promote worldwide awareness and action of the need to protect the environment.

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Word of the day for June 8
eustasy n
  1. A worldwide change in sea level, especially one caused by melting ice or tectonic activity.
PointingHand.svg Today is World Oceans Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to highlight the importance of conserving and protecting the world’s oceans.

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Word of the day for June 14
move the goalposts v
  1. (idiomatic) To alter the terms of an agreement or an agreed target, or the rules of a negotiation while it is ongoing, especially in an unfair way.
PointingHand.svg The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins today in Moscow, Russia.

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Word of the day for June 17
pleasing fungus beetle n
  1. Any beetle of the family Erotylidae, commonly feeding on fungi.
PointingHand.svg National Insect Week in the United Kingdom, a biennial event organized by the Royal Entomological Society, takes place from 18 to 24 June 2018.

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Word of the day for June 18
zongzi n
  1. A traditional Chinese dumpling of glutinous rice stuffed with a savoury or sweet filling, wrapped in large flat leaves, and cooked by steaming or boiling.
PointingHand.svg Duanwujie (端午節 (Duānwǔjié)) or the Dragon Boat Festival falls on this day in 2018, the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It is traditional to enjoy zongzi on this day.

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Word of the day for June 21
melomaniac n
  1. One with an abnormal fondness of music; a person who loves music.
PointingHand.svg The Fête de la Musique (also known as World Music Day), which originated in France in 1982 and is now celebrated around the world, takes place today on the June solstice.

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Word of the day for June 25
today is a good day to die proverb
  1. An expression of willingness, even eagerness, to give one's life for a cause.
  2. An expression indicating that one should not live with any regrets, or tasks left undone.
PointingHand.svg The Oglala Lakota chief Low Dog, who was reported to have first used the phrase “this is a good day to die”, fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn which started on this day in 1876.

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Word of the day for June 27
latter-day adj
  1. Modern, recent.
PointingHand.svg Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of Mormonism and the Latter-day Saint movement, died on this day in 1844.

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Word of the day for June 29
abiogenesis n
  1. (evolutionary theory) The origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation.
PointingHand.svg English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, who coined the words biogenesis and abiogenesis, died on this day in 1895.

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