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Word of the day for October 1
wherenot n
  1. Other related places, wherever; as in, to Bagdad, China, and wherenot.

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splurge v
  1. To gush, to flow or move in a rush.
  2. To spend (usually money) lavishly or extravagantly.

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Word of the day for October 3
unitive adj
  1. Causing or characterized by unity or union.

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Word of the day for October 4
catloaf noun
  1. The loaflike form of a domestic cat sitting with paws tucked underneath the body.

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Word of the day for October 5
amber noun
  1. Translucent fossilized tree resin, generally yellow or orange but sometimes blue, often used as jewelry.
  2. (in British English) The middle light in a set of three traffic lights, between the red and the green lights.
  3. (in biology, biochemistry and genetics) The RNA codon UAG, which stops the third stage of protein production, translation.

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Word of the day for October 6
wizened adj
  1. Withered; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.

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Word of the day for October 7
croggy noun
  1. A ride on the handlebars or crossbar of a bicycle.

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Word of the day for October 8
choreography noun
  1. The art of creating, arranging and recording the dance movements of a ballet, etc.
  2. The representation of these movements by a series of symbols.
  3. The notation used to construct this record.

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Word of the day for October 9
understudy v
  1. To study or know a role, so as to be able to replace its normal performer if required.
  2. To act as an understudy (to, for someone).

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Word of the day for October 10
beefcake n
  1. (informal) Imagery of one or more muscular, well-built men.
  2. (informal) A muscular, well-built, desirable man.

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Word of the day for October 11
microcosm n
  1. A smaller system which is representative of or analogous to a larger one.
  2. A small natural ecosystem; an artificial ecosystem set up as an experimental model.

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Word of the day for October 12
jawan n
  1. (India) An (Indian) infantryman; a soldier.

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Word of the day for October 13
purple prose n
  1. Extravagant or flowery writing, especially in a literary work.

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Word of the day for October 14
iatrogenic adj
  1. (of a medical condition) Induced by the words or actions of the physician.

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Word of the day for October 15
allomother n
  1. A human or other animal that provides some maternal care for the young born by another.

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Word of the day for October 16
sparge v
  1. To sprinkle or spray
  2. To introduce bubbles into a liquid.

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Word of the day for October 17
sine qua non n
  1. An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient.

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Word of the day for October 18
stipulate adj
  1. (botany; not comparable) Having stipules; that is, having outgrowths borne on either side of the base of the leafstalk.

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Word of the day for October 19
insensate adj
  1. Having no sensation or consciousness; unconscious; inanimate.
  2. Senseless; foolish; irrational.
  3. Unfeeling, heartless, cruel, insensitive.
  4. (medicine, physiology) Not responsive to sensory stimuli.

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Word of the day for October 20
unciform adj
  1. Of the shape of a hook; hook-shaped.

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Word of the day for October 21
gleek v
  1. (archaic) To jest, ridicule, or mock; to make sport of.
  2. (informal) To discharge a thin stream of liquid through the teeth or from under the tongue.

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Word of the day for October 22
subduct v
  1. (transitive) To draw or push under or below.
  2. (intransitive) To move downwards underneath something.
  3. (rare) To remove; to deduct; to take away; to disregard.

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Word of the day for October 23
palatal adj
  1. (anatomy) Pertaining to the palate.
  2. (dentistry, not comparable) Of an upper tooth, on the side facing the palate.
  3. (phonetics) Articulated at the hard palate.

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Word of the day for October 24
miniver n
  1. A light gray or white fur used to trim the robes of judges or state executives, used since medieval times.

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Word of the day for October 25
verily adv
  1. Truly, doubtlessly, in truth.
  2. Confidently, certainly.

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Word of the day for October 26
antihero n
  1. (literature) A protagonist who proceeds in an unheroic manner, such as by criminal means, via cowardly actions, or for mercenary goals.

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Word of the day for October 27
wife-beating question noun
  1. A question which presupposes some controversial premise, such that it cannot be directly answered without incriminating oneself; a loaded question.

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Word of the day for October 28
mulct n
  1. (law) A fine or penalty, especially a pecuniary one.

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Word of the day for October 29
peri-urban adj
  1. Immediately adjoining an urban area; between the suburbs and the countryside.

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Word of the day for October 30
trainiac n
  1. (informal) A railway enthusiast.

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Word of the day for October 31
cauldron n
  1. A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.

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