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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 11, 2021 is: drub • \DRUB\ • verb 1 : to beat severely 2 : to berate critically 3 : to defeat decisively Examples: Morale after the game was low: the hometown team had been drubbed by the worst team in the league. "After getting drubbed by a combined 65 points, the Warriors beat two winless teams—Chicago …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 10, 2021 is: fatuous • \FATCH-oo-us\ • adjective : complacently or inanely foolish : silly Examples: "You would have to be an inattentive person never to have noticed the incongruity between the well-informed but fatuous opinions of your forward-thinking peers on the one hand, and the simple but wise judg…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 9, 2021 is: vendetta • \ven-DET-uh\ • noun 1 : a feud between different clans or families : blood feud 2 : an often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts Examples: "In the pilot episode of Superman & Lois, The CW series introduced a mysterious villain known as…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 8, 2021 is: savvy • \SAV-ee\ • verb : to understand Examples: "The agency's Denver office sent Siringo, who savvied some Spanish, to Santa Fe." — Ollie Reed Jr., The Albuquerque (New Mexico) Tribune, 30 June 2001 "And kudos to Stan for the sensitivity. Savvying the tension between Ted and Peggy, Stan offe…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 7, 2021 is: brusque • \BRUSK\ • adjective 1 : markedly short and abrupt 2 : blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness Examples: "'Where are you getting all this?' Dinah asked, drawing startled or disapproving glances from a few who worried that she was being too brusque with the…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 6, 2021 is: hoosegow • \HOOSS-gow\ • noun US, informal + humorous : jail Examples: "Lee Young-ae stars as a woman released from prison after serving time for a murder she didn't commit; no sooner is she out of the hoosegow than she begins her quest to hunt down the real murderers." — G. Allen Johnson, The…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 5, 2021 is: reputation • \rep-yuh-TAY-shun\ • noun 1 a : overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general b : recognition by other people of some characteristic or ability 2 : a place in public esteem or regard : good name Examples: "It takes a lot of bravery to host a global conference…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 4, 2021 is: hare • \HAIR\ • verb : to go swiftly : tear Examples: "I was just in time to see a feller in motorcycle gear pull away from the wire and run down the street. The dogs hared off after him." — Liza Cody, Bucket Nut, 1992 "Take the recent frenzy around the Super Bowl, or more specifically, that c…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 3, 2021 is: moxie • \MAHK-see\ • noun 1 : energy, pep 2 : courage, determination 3 : know-how Examples: "On offense, the Giants need more speed, more talent, more explosive plays, more creativity, more power, more moxie. More everything." — Paul Schwartz, The New York Post, 21 Feb. 2021 "Ideally the Legis…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 2, 2021 is: pertain • \per-TAYN\ • verb 1 a (1) : to belong as a part, member, accessory, or product (2) : to belong as an attribute, feature, or function (3) : to belong as a duty or right b : to be appropriate to something 2 : to have reference Examples: "The author's careful attention to history—especi…
 
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