Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

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A daily dose of word power from Merriam-Webster's experts

Episodes

untoward

Oct 21, 5 AM | 2 mins

batten

Oct 20, 5 AM | 2 mins

nomenclature

Oct 19, 5 AM | 1 min

zaftig

Oct 18, 5 AM | 1½ mins

perpetuity

Oct 17, 5 AM | 2 mins

gossamer

Oct 16, 5 AM | 2 mins

embellish

Oct 15, 5 AM | 1½ mins

cabal

Oct 14, 5 AM | 2 mins

odious

Oct 13, 5 AM | 1 min

extricate

Oct 12, 5 AM | 2 mins

restaurateur

Oct 11, 5 AM | 2 mins

amicable

Oct 10, 5 AM | 2 mins

fret

Oct 9, 5 AM | 1½ mins

scion

Oct 8, 5 AM | 1½ mins

cavalier

Oct 7, 5 AM | 1½ mins

loll

Oct 6, 5 AM | 1½ mins

intransigent

Oct 5, 5 AM | 1½ mins

mettle

Oct 4, 5 AM | 2½ mins

adroit

Oct 3, 5 AM | 1½ mins

cozen

Oct 2, 5 AM | 2 mins

vestige

Oct 1, 5 AM | 2 mins

filial

Sep 30, 5 AM | 1½ mins

zest

Sep 29, 5 AM | 1½ mins

parlay

Sep 28, 5 AM | 2 mins

misbegotten

Sep 27, 5 AM | 2 mins

dedication

Sep 26, 5 AM | 0 secs

obtuse

Sep 25, 5 AM | 1½ mins

hobnob

Sep 24, 5 AM | 2 mins

chastise

Sep 23, 5 AM | 2 mins

inchoate

Sep 22, 5 AM | 1½ mins