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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 15, 2022 is: dilatory • \DILL-uh-tor-ee\ • adjective Dilatory means "tending or intended to cause delay." It can also mean "tending to procrastinate or be late." // The councilor's seemingly endless motions to adjourn were clearly dilatory. // She tends to be dilatory in answering letters. See the entry …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 14, 2022 is: shard • \SHAHRD\ • noun Shard refers to "a small piece or part" of something, and is often used as a synonym of scrap. // A single shard of sunlight pierced the dense forest canopy, illuminating the entrance to the ancient ruin. See the entry > Examples: “The hunter struck his weapon to shar…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2022 is: carceral • \KAHR-suh-rul\ • adjective Carceral means "of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison." // The room was eerily quiet and had a carceral aesthetic. // Her article stressed the importance of rehabilitative measures in carceral institutions, such as career preparation and mental…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 12, 2022 is: melancholia • \mel-un-KOH-lee-uh\ • noun Melancholia refers to a feeling of sadness or depression. It is also used to refer to a sad tone or quality that one perceives in something, such as a work of art or literature. // He confessed to a bit of melancholia after the final performance—altho…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 11, 2022 is: alleviate • \uh-LEE-vee-ayt\ • verb Alleviate means "to make something less painful, difficult, or severe" or "to partially remove or correct." // Mom's suggestions for ways to alleviate some of my cold symptoms included her special tea and plenty of sleep. // The new tunnel should alleviate…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 10, 2022 is: trivial • \TRIV-ee-ul\ • adjective Trivial means “of little worth or importance.” // Although her parents dismissed her love of pop music as trivial, she relied on the inspirational messages of many songs to help her through difficult times. See the entry > Examples: “Urged on by co-founders…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 9, 2022 is: riposte • \rih-POHST\ • noun A riposte is a clever retort or retaliatory measure. In fencing, it refers specifically to a quick return thrust immediately following a successful defensive action. // She's known for having a brilliant riposte to nearly any insult. See the entry > Examples: "As …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 8, 2022 is: crepuscular • \krih-PUHSS-kyuh-ler\ • adjective Crepuscular means "of, relating to, or resembling twilight." It is also used in zoological contexts to describe creatures that are active during twilight, or to the activities of such creatures. // As evening came on, fireflies began to appear i…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 7, 2022 is: eminently • \EM-uh-nunt-lee\ • adverb Eminently is used as a synonym of very and means “to a high degree.” // All three outfielders are eminently capable of making an All-Star-caliber catch to help their team. See the entry > Examples: “As far as tequila goes, blancos are by far my favorite. …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 6, 2022 is: adjudicate • \uh-JOO-dih-kayt\ • verb To adjudicate a dispute between parties is to make an official decision about which party is right. Adjudicate is also used to mean "to act as judge." // The case will be adjudicated in the state courts. // The property title cannot be transferred until a…
 
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