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  1. leghome

    Stepping down

    I have lost interest in my Model Railroad and have dismantled it and sold off most of my holdings. The CEE line is now extinct. If anyone is interested in doing the word and thought for the day you are welcome to start it anew. It has been a great run and I have enjoyed every minute of it but it...
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    Word for 08/08

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 8 aught \AWT\ DEFINITION pronoun 1 :anything 2 :all, everything EXAMPLES "Xury said it was a lion, and it might be so for aught I know." — From Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe...
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    Word for 08/07

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 7 oriflamme \OR-uh-flam\ DEFINITION noun :a banner, symbol, or ideal inspiring devotion or courage EXAMPLES For many Americans, the photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising served as an...
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    Word for 08/06

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 6 affront \uh-FRUNT\ DEFINITION verb 1 a :to insult especially to the face by behavior or language b :to cause offense to 2 :to face in defiance : confront 3 :to appear directly before...
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    Word for 08/05

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 5 wiseacre \WYZE-ay-ker\ DEFINITION noun :one who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; especially : smart aleck EXAMPLES A few wiseacres in the audience began heckling the young comedian after his first...
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    Word for 08/04

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 4 scarlet pimpernel \SKAHR-lut-PIM-per-nel\ DEFINITION noun 1 :a European pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) naturalized in North America and having scarlet, white, or purplish flowers...
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    Word for 08/03

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 3 mettlesome \MET-ul-sum\ DEFINITION adjective :full of vigor and stamina : spirited EXAMPLES The mettlesome bronco kicked and bucked, but the rider kept her balance and rode her out. "An...
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    Word for 08/02

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 2 cerebrate \SAIR-uh-brayt\ DEFINITION verb :to use the mind : think EXAMPLES Jane is apt to cerebrate at length before making even minor decisions. "You can't cerebrate over what you can't see, which...
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    Word for 08/01

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day August 1 tonsorial \tahn-SOR-ee-ul\ DEFINITION adjective : of or relating to a barber or the work of a barber EXAMPLES "Rookie Adam Henrique is trying to spark the Devils with a tonsorial adjustment. Henrique has shaved...
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    Word for 07/31

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 31 gimbal \GHIM-bul\ DEFINITION noun a device that permits a body to incline freely in any direction or suspends it so that it will remain level when its support is tipped — usually used in plural; called also...
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    Word for 07/30

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 30 spoonerism \SPOO-nuh-riz-um\ DEFINITION noun :a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words EXAMPLES Children will be delighted by Jon Scieszka's use of wordplay in Baloney (Henry...
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    Word for 07/29

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 29 deep-six \DEEP-SIKS\ DEFINITION verb 1 :to get rid of : discard, eliminate 2 :slang : to throw overboard EXAMPLES Citing budget concerns, the city council announced that it has deep-sixed plans to...
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    Word for 07/28

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 28 vilipend \VIL-uh-pend\ DEFINITION verb 1 :to hold or treat as of little worth or account 2 :to express a low opinion of : disparage EXAMPLES As a women's movement pioneer, Susan B. Anthony fought...
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    Word for 07/27

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 27 intestine \ in-TESS-tin\ DEFINITION adjective :internal; specifically : of or relating to the internal affairs of a state or country EXAMPLES News reports of intestine disagreements between the country's...
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    Word for 07/26

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 26 plage \PLAHZH\ DEFINITION noun 1 :the beach of a seaside resort 2 :a bright region on the sun caused by the light emitted by clouds of calcium or hydrogen and often associated with a sunspot EXAMPLES "Vying...
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    Word for 07/25

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 25 florid \FLOR-id\ DEFINITION adjective 1 :very flowery in style : ornate; also : having a florid style 2 a :tinged with red : ruddy b :marked by emotional or sexual fervor 3 :fully...
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    Word for 07/24

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 24 yawp \YAWP\ DEFINITION verb 1 :to make a raucous noise : squawk 2 :clamor, complain EXAMPLES I'm not one to yawp, but I was quite upset that we had to wait a week for a reply to our inquiry...
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    Word for 07/23

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 23 welkin \WEL-kin\ DEFINITION noun 1 a :the vault of the sky : firmament b :heaven 2 :the upper atmosphere EXAMPLES The pink sky at sunset brought to mind a quote from Shakespeare's...
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    Word for 07/22

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 22 vanward \VAN-werd\ DEFINITION adjective :located in the vanguard : advanced EXAMPLES The company is looking to hire a marketing director who is savvy in social media and other vanward marketing tactics...
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    Word for 07/21

    Merriam-Webster Word of the Day July 21 fructify \FRUK-tuh-fye\ DEFINITION verb 1 :to bear fruit 2 :to make fruitful or productive EXAMPLES The company hopes that its new business partnerships will fructify in the coming months. "The...




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