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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 6, 2022 is: solace • \SAH-lus\ • noun Solace means “someone or something that gives a feeling of comfort to a person who is experiencing grief, sadness, or anxiety.” // Her presence was a great solace to me during my time of need. // We took solace in the knowledge that our ordeal would be over soon. S…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 5, 2022 is: abdicate • \AB-dih-kayt\ • verb To abdicate is to renounce or relinquish a position of usually sovereign power. It can also mean “to cast off; discard.” // The king was forced to abdicate after long-standing controversy. // She abdicated her position in response to the allegations. // There…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 4, 2022 is: celerity • \suh-LAIR-uh-tee\ • noun Celerity is a formal word that means “swiftness of motion or action.” // When the developers’ intentions became clear, the community came together with celerity to preserve the town’s beloved wetlands for future generations. See the entry > Examples: “[Re…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 3, 2022 is: perceptible • \per-SEP-tuh-bul\ • adjective Perceptible means “able to be seen or noticed.” // There was a perceptible change in the audience's mood during the scary parts of the otherwise-comedic movie. See the entry > Examples: “On Friday, in a bizarre act that immediately went viral, two…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 2, 2022 is: gloaming • \GLOH-ming\ • noun Gloaming is a literary term synonymous with twilight and dusk, the darker part of twilight. It's used most commonly in the noun phrase the gloaming. // Across the field, fireflies twinkled in the gloaming. See the entry > Examples: “There were sourdough waffles…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 1, 2022 is: sandbag • \SAND-bag\ • verb When used figuratively, sandbag usually means “to hit or stun as if with a sandbag,” “to criticize or treat unfairly” or “to hide one’s true abilities or purpose in order to deceive people, gain an advantage, etc.” // She felt sandbagged by some of the feedback i…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 30, 2022 is: quiddity • \KWID-uh-tee\ • noun Quiddity refers to the essence of a thing—that is, whatever makes something the type of thing that it is. Quiddity can also refer to a small and usually trivial complaint or criticism, or to a quirk or eccentricity in someone's behavior. // The novelist’s ge…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 29, 2022 is: motley • \MAHT-lee\ • adjective Motley usually means "made up of many different people or things," and often appears in the phrase "motley crew" or "motley mix." It can also mean "variegated in color." // I love movies that feature a motley crew of characters putting aside their difference…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 28, 2022 is: wheedle • \WEE-dul\ • verb Wheedle means "to use soft words or flattery," usually for the purpose of persuading someone to do something or to give you something. It is often used disapprovingly, and is frequently followed by the word into, as in "wheedle one's way into favor." // The sales…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 27, 2022 is: onomatopoeia • \ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh\ • noun Onomatopoeia means “the creation or use of words that imitate sounds.” It can also refer to the words themselves. // The poem “Cynthia in the Snow” by Gwendolyn Brooks is famous for its beautiful onomatopoeia, capturing in vivid language snow’s…
 
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