Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2019/January

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Word of the day for January 1
New Year's resolution n
  1. A vow that one makes on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day for the coming year.
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Word of the day for January 9
cryptodepression n
  1. (geography, limnology) The portion of a lake which lies below sea level.
PointingHand.svg The cryptocurrency Bitcoin was first issued ten years ago on this day in 2009.

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Word of the day for January 27
looking glass n
  1. A piece of glass with a reflective surface that one may look into to see an image of oneself; a mirror.
  2. A way into a bizarre world.
PointingHand.svg English writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll, the author of the children’s novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871), was born on this day in 1832.

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