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Word of the day for September 1
owlful adj
  1. (literary) Full of owls.
PointingHand.svg On this day in 1998, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series, was published in the USA

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Word of the day for September 2
concentre v
  1. (intransitive, rare) To come together at a common centre.
  2. (transitive, rare) To bring together at a common centre.
  3. (transitive, rare) To condense, to concentrate.

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Word of the day for September 3
spieler n
  1. A person who speaks fluently and glibly.
  2. Hence, a person who loudly solicits crowds of customers; a barker.
  3. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) A swindler, a gambler.

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Word of the day for September 4
googolplex n
  1. (cardinal) The number 10^{10^{100}}, ten to the power of a googol.
    PointingHand.svg The American technology company Google was founded on this day in 1998.

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thebacon n
  1. Dihydrocodeinone enol acetate, a semisynthetic opioid that is similar to hydrocodone and manufactured from thebaine.
PointingHand.svg Today is unofficially International Bacon Day in the USA in 2015

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Word of the day for September 6
Attic adj
  1. Relating to Athenian culture or architecture.
  2. Marked by the qualities that were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.
  3. Relating to that dialect of Ancient Greek.

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Word of the day for September 7
interstice n
  1. A small opening or space between objects, especially adjacent objects or objects set closely together, as between cords in a rope or components of a multiconductor electrical cable or between atoms in a crystal.
  2. (figuratively) A fragment of space.
  3. An interval of time required by the Roman Catholic Church between the attainment of different degrees of an order.
    1. By extension, a small interval of time free to be spent on activities other than one's primary goal.

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Word of the day for September 9
huwasi n
  1. (Hittite mythology) A sacred stone treated as a deity.
PointingHand.svg Norwegian linguist and historian Jørgen Alexander Knudtzon, who played an important role in deciphering the Hittite language script, was born on this day in 1854.

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Word of the day for September 10
chronophagous adj
  1. (rare) Time-consuming.
    PointingHand.svg American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, who wrote the hit single "Time in a Bottle", died in a plane crash on this day in 1973.

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Word of the day for September 11
remembrance n
  1. The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection.
  2. The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection.
  3. Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory.
  4. That which serves to keep in or bring to mind; a memorial; a token; a memento; a souvenir; a memorandum or note of something to be remembered.
  5. (obsolete) Something to be remembered; counsel; admonition; instruction.
    PointingHand.svg The September 11 attacks took place on this day in 2001.

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wedge n
  1. One of the simple machines; a piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering.

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hardline n
  1. (business) A retail product collection consisting primarily of hardware targeting the do-it-yourself customer.
  2. (business) A retail product collection which includes many non-information goods, such as home appliances, housewares, sporting goods, in addition to the DIY hardware which is the focus of the first definition, above.

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Word of the day for September 14
crow over v
  1. (transitive) To triumph over (someone).
    PointingHand.svg American rock band Counting Crows released their debut album August and Everything After on this day in 1993.

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Word of the day for September 15
Croydon facelift n
  1. (British slang, derogatory) A hairstyle, supposedly favoured by lower-class women, in which the hair is pulled tightly back from the face and fastened behind the head, thus pulling the features up and back and (unintentionally) giving an effect similar to a facelift.

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bogatyr n
  1. (historical) A medieval Russian heroic warrior, akin to the Western European knight-errant.

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pound a beat v
  1. (idiomatic) To walk a regular route.

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Word of the day for September 18
disinformation n
  1. The dissemination of intentionally false information to deliberately confuse or mislead.

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Word of the day for September 19
coctile adj
  1. Made by baking, or exposure to heat.
  2. Built of baked bricks.

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Word of the day for September 20
upper-crust adj
  1. (idiomatic, informal) Posh, upper-class; pertaining to the upper crust.
    PointingHand.svg The sixth and final season of the British drama series Downton Abbey will begin airing on this date in the UK in 2015.

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Word of the day for September 21
gizzardless adj
  1. Without a gizzard; without guts or innards.
  2. (figuratively) Lacking courage, cowardly.

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Word of the day for September 22
nothospecies n
  1. (botany) A hybrid which is formed by direct hybridization of two species, not other hybrids.

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Word of the day for September 23
balebos n
  1. (Judaism) Master of the house, head of the household, host.
  2. (Judaism) House owner, homeowner.
  3. (Judaism, by extension) Boss, person in charge (of anything).
  4. (Judaism) Important man, bourgeoisie.
  5. (Judaism) Layman, congregant, non-clergy.
    PointingHand.svg Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), which is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people, falls on this day in 2015.

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alas n
  1. A type of depression which occurs in Yakutia, formed by the subsidence of permafrost.

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Word of the day for September 25
dichotomy n
  1. A separation or division into two; a distinction that results in such a division. []
  2. (astronomy) A phase of the moon when it appears half lit and half dark, as at the quadratures. []
  3. (biology) A fork (bifurcation) in a stem or vein.

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Word of the day for September 26
dissensus n
  1. Disagreement, especially when widespread.
    PointingHand.svg The first general election debate of the 2016 United States presidential election, takes place today.

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Word of the day for September 27
dolman n
  1. A loose garment with narrow sleeves and an opening in the front, generally worn by Turks.
  2. A short, close-fitting, heavily braided military jacket, usually worn under a pelisse, originally by hussars.
  3. A woman’s garment with wide capelike sleeves.
    PointingHand.svg Today is the start of Paris Fashion Week for womenswear in 2016.

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Word of the day for September 28
pleonasm n
  1. (uncountable, rhetoric) Redundancy in wording.
  2. (countable) A phrase involving pleonasm, that is, a phrase in which one or more words are redundant as their meaning is expressed elsewhere in the phrase.

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Word of the day for September 29
ex delicto adj
  1. (law) Of a legal obligation: arising from a delict or tort, or some other wrongful act.

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Word of the day for September 30
censure v
  1. To criticize harshly.
  2. To formally rebuke.

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