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Word of the day for February 1
cascabel n
  1. A small, round, hot variety of chili pepper, Capsicum annuum, which rattles when dry.
  2. A knob at the end of a cannon, cast onto the gunbarrel, to which ropes are attached in order to control recoil

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Word of the day for February 2
amerce v
  1. (transitive) To impose a fine on; to fine

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Word of the day for February 3
proppant n
  1. Sand or similar particulate material suspended in water or other fluid and used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to keep fissures open

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Word of the day for February 4
blemish n
  1. A small flaw which spoils the appearance of something, a stain, a spot.
  2. A moral defect; a character flaw

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Word of the day for February 5
comestible adj
  1. Suitable to be eaten; edible

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Word of the day for February 6
galactagogue n
  1. A substance that induces lactation

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Word of the day for February 7
tacit adj
  1. Expressed in silence; implied, but not made explicit: disengagement represents a tacit rejection of governing institutions ("Developing Democracy in Europe: An Analytical Summary", ISBN 9287155798).
  2. (logic) Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction

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Word of the day for February 8
thanatocoenose n
  1. A fossilized ecosystem: a collection of dead lifeforms, found together, which previously interacted as a community within an ecosystem

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Word of the day for February 9
northerly adj
  1. Facing the north; directed towards the north.
  2. Located in a northern region.
  3. Coming from the north

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Word of the day for February 10
no fear interjection
  1. Don't worry, no worries.
  2. (UK, dated) No way; absolutely not: TOAD: You should take up swimming! — RABBIT: No fear, toad! (The Animals of Farthing Wood)

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Word of the day for February 11
table v
  1. (UK, Canada) To propose for discussion; to put on the table: the legislature tabled the amendment and will start discussing it now.
  2. (US) To hold back to a later time; to postpone; to take off the table: the motion was tabled and parties agreed not to raise it again until next year.
  3. To tabulate; to put into a table

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Word of the day for February 12
cleave v
  1. From Old English clēofan:
    1. To split or sever.
    2. To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting: the snow plow clove a path through the ice.
  2. From Old English cleofian:
    1. To cling or adhere to: she clove to him like a second skin

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Word of the day for February 13
luck out verb
  1. (US) To be lucky; to experience great fortune: I lucked out and got the last two tickets to the show.
  2. (UK) To run out of luck: I lucked out and wasn't able to get any tickets to the show

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impassionate adj
  1. Filled with passion, impassioned: young ministers, deeply impressed and longing to pour out the burning, impassionate zeal of their own souls, are apt to abuse the use of this figure (George Hott).
  2. Lacking passion, dispassionate: scholarly works demand keen attention to logical consistency while maintaining an impersonal, impassionate voice (Alexander Newport)

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Word of the day for February 15
skysill n

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seriatim adv
  1. One after another, in order; taking one topic or subject at a time in an order; sequentially

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Word of the day for February 17
bebother v
  1. To bring trouble upon

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Word of the day for February 18
artisanal adj
  1. Of or pertaining to artisans or the work of artisans.
  2. Involving skilled work, with comparatively little reliance on machinery.
  3. (of an item, especially a foodstuff) Made by an artisan (skilled worker)

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tor n
  1. (South-West England) A hill

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Word of the day for February 20
take a flyer v
  1. (idiomatic) To make a choice with an uncertain outcome; to take a chance

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Word of the day for February 21
jump the shark v
  1. (idiomatic, of a television program or other narrative) To undergo a storyline development which heralds a fundamental and generally disappointing change in direction.
  2. (more generally) To experience a decline in quality, appeal, popularity, etc

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Word of the day for February 22
fugacious adj

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Word of the day for February 23
salami tactics n
  1. The piecemeal removal or scaling back of something (especially political opposition); a gradual attack on an opposing position, group, etc

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Word of the day for February 24
technopeasant n
  1. (informal) One who is disadvantaged or exploited within a modern technological society, especially through inability to use computer technology

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Word of the day for February 25
king's ransom n
  1. (idiomatic) A very large sum of money

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Word of the day for February 26
beaver away v
  1. (idiomatic) To work hard at a task

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Word of the day for February 27
house of cards n
  1. A structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.
  2. A structure or argument built on a shaky foundation

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Word of the day for February 28
unbirthday n
  1. A day that is not one's birthday but is celebrated as though it were

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Word of the day for February 29
unflappable adj
  1. Remaining composed and level-headed at all times; unswayed by adversity or excitement; impossible to fluster; not becoming frustrated or irritated easily

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