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Word of the day for April 1
gamergate n
  1. (entomology) A worker insect that can become capable of reproducing when the queen has died.
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alligator n
  1. (obsolete) One who binds or ties.
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mother n
  1. (nonstandard) A cat that catches moths.
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fever pitch n
  1. (idiomatic) Extreme excitement.
    PointingHand.svg On this day in 1997, the film Fever Pitch, based on Nick Hornby's 1992 book of the same name, was released in the UK.

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reptilianness n
  1. The quality of the embodiment of reptile characteristics

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lek n
  1. (biology) An aggregation of male animals for the purposes of courtship and display

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lollapalooza n
  1. (informal) An outstanding, extreme, or outrageous example of its kind

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cross swords v
  1. (idiomatic) To quarrel or argue with someone, to have a dispute with someone

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unheralded adj
  1. Without prior warning; unexpected or unannounced

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popliteal adj
  1. (anatomy) Of the area behind the knee

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covenstead n
  1. (Wicca) A permanent circle or temple used to meet for rituals and to store religious items, often a mundane location.
  2. (Wicca) A Wiccan congregation

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ungulate adj
  1. Having hooves

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pink slime n
  1. (paper manufacture) An undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper.
  2. (informal) A meat byproduct produced from otherwise unusable material such as skin and connective tissue, spinal bones, and digestive tissue by heating and then mixing with ammonia in a centrifuge to produce a food additive

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veridical adj
  1. True.
  2. Pertaining to an experience, perception, or interpretation that accurately represents reality; as opposed to imaginative, unsubstantiated, illusory, or delusory.
    PointingHand.svg The song "True" by English band Spandau Ballet, the third single from their album of the same name, was released on this day in 1983.

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eschatology n
  1. (countable) System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death.
  2. (uncountable) The study of the end times — the end of the world, notably in Christian theology the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment

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heir apparent n
  1. (usually monarchy) Someone who will definitely inherit, assuming he survives the one from whom he is inheriting

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kasha n
  1. A porridge made from boiled buckwheat groats, or sometimes from other cereal groats

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oubliette n
  1. A dungeon only accessible by a trapdoor at the top

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debauch v
  1. (transitive) To morally corrupt (someone); to seduce.
  2. (transitive) To debase (something); to lower the value of (something)

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capias n
  1. (law) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody

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macroeconomics n
  1. The study of the entire economy in terms of the total amount of goods and services produced, total income earned, the level of employment of productive resources, and the general behavior of prices.
    PointingHand.svg British economist John Maynard Keynes died on this day in 1946.

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crosswordese n
  1. The jargon of crossword puzzle answers, classically consisting of rare, archaic, or dialectal words

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Word of the day for April 23
pip pip interj
  1. (Britain, colloquial) A general greeting, mostly used by the upper classes.
  2. (Britain, colloquial) Used to create enthusiasm, mostly by the upper classes.
    PointingHand.svg Today is Saint George's Day, the feast day of the patron saint of England.

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have legs v
  1. (idiomatic) To have endurance; to have prospects to exist or go on for a long time.
  2. (nautical) To have speed.
    PointingHand.svg In 2016, the London Marathon takes place today.

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paint the town red v
  1. To party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place

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inside baseball n
  1. (US, sports) Technical matters concerning baseball not apparent to spectators.
  2. (US) Matters of interest only to insiders

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vates n
  1. A poet or bard who is divinely inspired

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Word of the day for April 28
doggedly adv
  1. In a way that is stubbornly persistent: Abby marked the International Day of the Dog with her beloved Jack Russell terrier, despite how he was doggedly gnawing through her extensive collection of shoes

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anapest n
  1. (US, prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g the word "velveteen").
  2. (US, prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter; e.g. “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!” (Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.)

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Word of the day for April 30
capacious adj
  1. Having a lot of space inside; roomy

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