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Word of the day  for June 1
sylph n   help, file
  1. A spirit of the air.
  2. A slender, graceful girl or woman.

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Word of the day  for June 2
ramshackle adj   help, file
  1. In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained.

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3

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Word of the day  for June 3
besmirch v   help, file
  1. To make dirty; to soil.
  2. To tarnish the reputation of.

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Word of the day  for June 4
prestidigitation n   help, file
  1. A performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand.
  2. A show of skill or deceitful cleverness.

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Word of the day  for June 5
superfluous adj   help, file
  1. In excess of what is required or sufficient.

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Word of the day  for June 6
epicede n   help, file
  1. An elegy; an ode to the deceased.

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Word of the day  for June 7
ingratiate v   help, file
  1. To bring oneself into favour, especially by flattery or trying to please.

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Word of the day  for June 8
mendaciously adv   help, file
  1. In a lying or deceitful manner.

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Word of the day  for June 9
ditto n   help, file
  1. A duplicate of a document.
  2. A symbol consisting of two apostrophes (") indicating that the item above is to be repeated.

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10

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Word of the day  for June 10
gorged adj   help, file
  1. With a stomach stuffed full of food.
  2. (heraldry) With the neck collared or encircled by an object.

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11

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Word of the day  for June 11
snuggle v   help, file
  1. To lie close to another person or thing, hugging or being cosy.

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Word of the day  for June 12
apoplectic adj   help, file
  1. Extremely angry or furious, to the point of being unable to move or speak.

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Word of the day  for June 13
heartfelt adj   help, file
  1. Felt deeply or sincerely; felt or believed fully.

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14

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Word of the day  for June 14
lambaste v   help, file
  1. To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
  2. To scold or verbally reprimand.

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15

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Word of the day  for June 15
commodious adj   help, file
  1. Spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable.
  2. Suited to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities..

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Word of the day  for June 16
onomasticon n   help, file
  1. A book, list, or vocabulary of names, especially of people.

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Word of the day  for June 17
nitpick v   help, file
  1. To pick nits (lice eggs) from someone’s hair.
  2. To correct minutiae or find fault in unimportant details.

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18

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Word of the day  for June 18
brocard n   help, file
  1. (law) A legal maxim usually expressed in Latin, traditionally used to concisely express a wider legal principle.

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Word of the day  for June 19
somnolent adj   help, file
  1. Drowsy or prone to sleeping.
  2. Tending to cause sleepiness.

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Word of the day  for June 20
glyph n   help, file
  1. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially one representing a sound, word, or idea.
  2. A single formed character or symbol, usually representing a letter in a font.

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21

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Word of the day  for June 21
accinge v   help, file
  1. To prepare oneself for action.

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22

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Word of the day  for June 22
mad as a hatter adj   help, file
  1. Demented or crazy.

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23

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Word of the day  for June 23
toucan n   help, file
  1. Any of various neotropical frugivorous birds from the family Ramphastidae, with a large colorful beak.

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Word of the day  for June 24
drastic adj   help, file
  1. Extreme or severe.

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Word of the day  for June 25
foment v   help, file
  1. To apply a poultice to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge.
  2. To incite or cause; to promote, encourage, or instigate.

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Word of the day  for June 26
conjecture n   help, file
  1. A statement or idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.
  2. A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
  3. (obsolete) The interpretation of signs and omens.

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27

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Word of the day  for June 27
ostrobogulous adj   help, file
  1. Slightly risqué or indecent, yet humourous; bizarre, interesting, or unusual.

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28

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Word of the day  for June 28
egregious adj   help, file
  1. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, usually in a negative fashion.

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29

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Word of the day  for June 29
venerate v   help, file
  1. To treat with great respect and deference.
  2. To revere or hold in awe.

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30

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Word of the day  for June 30
hortative adj   help, file
  1. Encouraging
  2. (grammar) Of a mood or class of imperative subjunctive moods of a verb for giving strong encouragement.

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