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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. A stringy, mucilaginous or film- or membrane-like substance (consisting of acetobacters) which develops in fermenting alcoholic liquids (such as wine, or cider), and turns the alcohol into acetic acid with the help of oxygen from the air.
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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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tonology n
  1. (linguistics, uncountable) The study of tone in human languages.
  2. (linguistics, countable) The system of rules governing tones in a particular language.

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facetious adj
  1. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant.
  2. Pleasantly humorous; jocular.

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cabbeling n
  1. (oceanography) The process by which two masses of water with different temperatures and salinities mix to form a new water mass with a density higher than the density of either parent water mass; also, the sinking of the new water mass as the effect of its increased density.

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mar v
  1. To spoil, to damage.

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brunt n
  1. The full adverse effects of; the chief consequences or negative results of a thing or event.
  2. The major part of, the bulk.

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incorrigible adj
  1. Defective and impossible to materially correct or set aright.
  2. Incurably depraved; not reformable.
  3. Impervious to correction by punishment or pain.
  4. Unmanageable.
  5. Determined, unalterable, hence impossible to improve upon.
  6. (archaic) Incurable.

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livid adj

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darrein adj
  1. (law, historical) In the names of legal actions, pleas, writs, etc.: final, last; dernier.
    the assize of darrein presentment
    a plea puis darrein continuance
    darrein resort
    PointingHand.svg The tongue-in-cheek International Be Kind to Lawyers Day falls on this day in 2016.

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daily bread n
  1. All those things, such as regular food and water, needed to sustain physical life.
  2. (by extension, chiefly Christianity) All those things, such as regular prayer, worship and meditation, needed to sustain spiritual life.
    PointingHand.svg Today is Good Friday in both Eastern and Western Christianity in 2017.

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necrocracy n
  1. A government that still operates under the rules of a former, dead leader.
    PointingHand.svg Kim Il-sung, the former supreme leader of North Korea now designated its “Eternal Leader”, was born on this day in 1912.

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hierophany n
  1. (religion) A physical manifestation of the holy or sacred, serving as a spiritual eidolon for emulation or worship.
    PointingHand.svg Today is Easter in both Eastern and Western Christianity in 2017.

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slovenly adv
  1. Having an untidy appearance; unkempt.
  2. Dirty, unwashed; disorderly.
  3. Careless or negligent; sloppy.

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coffee klatch n
  1. A social gathering for conversation while drinking coffee.

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syllabub n
  1. A drink dating back to the 16th century consisting primarily of milk curdled with an alcoholic beverage or some acid such as lemon juice, which is usually then sweetened and spiced.
  2. Also everlasting syllabub or solid syllabub: a dessert pudding derived from the drink.
  3. (figuratively) Something lacking substance; something frothy, insubstantial, or lightweight.
    PointingHand.svg Elizabeth Raffald, an English businesswoman known for her book The Experienced English Housekeeper (1769), died on this day in 1781.

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digestif n
  1. An alcoholic beverage consumed after eating, so called because it is presumed to aid digestion.

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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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sanctum n
  1. A place set apart, as with a sanctum sanctorum; a sacred or private place; a private retreat or workroom.

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shy bairns get nowt proverb
  1. (Geordie) If you're too shy, or don't ask, you will not get what you want.
    PointingHand.svg Today is Saint George's Day, the feast day of the patron saint of England.

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ytterbium n
  1. A metallic chemical element (symbol Yb) with an atomic number of 70.
  2. A single atom of this element.
    PointingHand.svg Swiss chemist Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, who discovered the element in 1878, was born on this day in 1817.

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total football n
  1. (soccer) A football (soccer) tactic in which the outfield players assume different roles during a game, while keeping an organised structure.
    PointingHand.svg Dutch footballer and coach Johan Cruyff, a noted exponent of total football, was born on this day in 1947.

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culturicide n
  1. The systematic destruction of a culture.

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fishbone diagram n
  1. Ishikawa diagram.
    PointingHand.svg Today, the fourth Thursday of April in 2017, is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in the United States.

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Boreas proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology) The god of the North Wind.
  2. (poetic) The north wind personified.

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Word of the day for April 29
scrape the bottom of the barrel v
  1. (idiomatic) To use the least desirable parts of something.

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Word of the day for April 30
weatherbound adj
  1. Prevented by bad weather from doing something, such as travelling.

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