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Word of the day for April 7
chivvy v
  1. (transitive, Britain) To coerce or hurry along, as by persistent request.
  2. (transitive, Britain) To subject to harassment or verbal abuse.
  3. (transitive, Britain) To sneak up on or rapidly approach.
  4. (transitive, Britain) To pursue as in a hunt.
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Word of the day for April 8
comply v
  1. To yield assent; to accord; to acquiesce, agree, consent; to adapt oneself, to conform.
  2. (archaic) To accomplish, to fulfil. [from late 16th c.]
  3. (archaic) To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
  4. (archaic) To enfold; to embrace.
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Word of the day for April 9
grandfather v
  1. (intransitive, law) To retain existing laws or rules only for people or organizations previously affected by them, and to apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations.
  2. (transitive, law) To retain existing laws or rules for (a person or organization previously affected by them).
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Word of the day for April 10
deem v
  1. (transitive, obsolete) To judge, to pass judgment on; to doom, to sentence.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To adjudge, to decree.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To dispense (justice); to administer (law).
  4. (transitive) To hold in belief or estimation; to adjudge as a conclusion; to regard as being; to evaluate according to one's beliefs; to account.
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To think, judge, or hold as an opinion; to decide or believe on consideration; to suppose.
  6. (intransitive) To have or hold as an opinion; to judge; to think.
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Word of the day for April 11
flabbergast v
  1. (transitive) To overwhelm with bewilderment; to amaze, confound, or stun, especially in a ludicrous manner.
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Word of the day for April 12
spraddle v
  1. (transitive, Canada, Caribbean (West Indies), US) To spread apart (the legs).
  2. (transitive, Canada, Caribbean (West Indies), US) To spread apart the legs of (someone or something).
  3. (intransitive, Canada, Caribbean (West Indies), US) To lie, move, or stand with legs spread.
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Word of the day for April 16
boiling frog n
  1. (idiomatic, often attributively) A person who, or thing which, is in a gradually worsening situation without any realization of the peril until it is too late.
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