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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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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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lineament n
  1. Any distinctive shape or line, etc.
  2. A distinctive feature that characterizes something, especially the parts of the face of an individual.

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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
variadic adj
  1. (Computing, mathematics, linguistics) Taking a variable number of arguments; especially, taking arbitrarily many arguments

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Word of the day for September 11
in memoriam adv
  1. In memory (of); as a memorial

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vocable noun
  1. A word or utterance, especially with reference to its form rather than its meaning.
  2. A syllable or sound without specific meaning, used together with or in place of actual words in a song

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Word of the day for September 13
gooseberry noun
  1. A fruit closely related to the currant.
  2. Any of several other unrelated fruits, such as the Chinese gooseberry (kiwifruit) or the Indian gooseberry (amla).
  3. (British, informal) An unwanted additional person: Robert and Susan were so in love that nobody could go near them without feeling like a gooseberry

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Word of the day for September 14
torrefy verb
  1. To subject to intense heat

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Word of the day for September 15
rally cap noun
  1. (US, baseball) A baseball cap worn inside-out and backwards, or in another unconventional manner, by players or fans, as a talisman in order to will a team into a come-from-behind rally late in the game

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munificence noun
  1. The quality of being munificent; generosity

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rapine noun
  1. The seizure of someone's property by force; plunder

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chirality noun
  1. The phenomenon, in chemistry, physics and mathematics, of objects being unidentical mirror images of each other, like a person's left and right hands

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Word of the day for September 19
jump down someone's throat v
  1. To criticise with excessive and unexpected harshness

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Word of the day for September 20
anthelmintic adj & n
  1. A drug for the treatment of intestinal worm infestation

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Word of the day for September 21
infanticide n
  1. The murder of an infant

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Word of the day for September 22
voetsek interjection
  1. Go away! Get lost! Exclamation of dismissal or rejection

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Word of the day for September 23
analemma noun
  1. An egg-shaped or figure-eight curve that results when the Sun's position in the sky is plotted out over the year

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Word of the day for September 24
heretofore adverb
  1. Prior to now, until now, up to the present time

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Word of the day for September 25
lampoon v
  1. To satirize or poke fun at

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exanimate adj
  1. Lifeless, not or no longer living.
  2. Spiritless, dispirited

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Word of the day for September 27
hallux n
  1. The big toe

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Word of the day for September 28
meadery n
  1. A place where mead is made

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Word of the day for September 29
abnegate v
  1. To deny oneself (something), to renounce or give up (a right, power, claim, privilege or convenience).
  2. To deny, to reject (something, for example a truth or a commonly-held belief)

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Word of the day for September 30
cutify verb
  1. (from the Latin word for skin, "cutis") To form skin, as, the wound area was left to cutify.
  2. (from "cute" + "-ify", perhaps modeled on "beautify") To make cute, as, she cutified her room

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