Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 5, 2021 is:commodious \kuh-MOH-dee-us\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 5

1 min 47 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 4, 2021 is:interloper \in-ter-LOH-per\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 4

1 min 31 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 3, 2021 is:galvanize \GAL-vuh-nyze\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 3

2 min 5 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 2, 2021 is:smarmy \SMAR-mee\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 2

1 min 43 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 1, 2021 is:derrick \DAIR-ik\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 1

1 min 28 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 30, 2021 is:hoity-toity \hoy-tee-TOY-tee\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 30

1 min 44 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 29, 2021 is:obfuscate \AHB-fuh-skayt\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 29

1 min 45 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 28, 2021 is:menorah \muh-NOR-uh\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 28

2 min 8 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 27, 2021 is:commensurate \kuh-MEN-suh-rut\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 27

1 min 33 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 26, 2021 is:maître d' \may-truh-DEE\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 26

2 min 2 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 25, 2021 is:jovial \JOH-vee-ul\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 25

1 min 54 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 24, 2021 is:feign \FAYN\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 24

1 min 26 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 23, 2021 is:enclave \EN-klayv\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 23

1 min 52 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 22, 2021 is:roister \ROY-ster\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 22

1 min 47 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 21, 2021 is:univocal \yoo-NIV-uh-kul\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 21

1 min 36 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 20, 2021 is:trepidation \trep-uh-DAY-shun\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 20

1 min 30 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 19, 2021 is:draconian \dray-KOH-nee-un\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 19

1 min 44 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 18, 2021 is:amity \AM-uh-tee\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 18

1 min 27 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 17, 2021 is:negotiate \nih-GOH-shee-ayt\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 17

1 min 11 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 16, 2021 is:facetious \fuh-SEE-shuss\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 16

1 min 36 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 15, 2021 is:wormhole \WERM-hohl\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 15

1 min 59 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 14, 2021 is:grisly \GRIZ-lee\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 14

2 min 6 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 13, 2021 is:qualm \KWAHM\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 13

1 min 37 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 12, 2021 is:edify \ED-uh-fye\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 12

1 min 19 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 11, 2021 is:steadfast \STED-fast\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 11

2 min 6 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 10, 2021 is:bevy \BEV-ee\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 10

1 min 26 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 9, 2021 is:truncate \TRUNG-kayt\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 9

1 min 14 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 8, 2021 is:demagogue \DEM-uh-gahg\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 8

1 min 21 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 7, 2021 is:soporific \sah-puh-RIFF-ik\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 7

1 min 46 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 6, 2021 is:propitiate \proh-PISH-ee-ayt\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 6

1 min 38 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 5, 2021 is:camaraderie \kahm-RAH-duh-ree\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 5

1 min 24 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 4, 2021 is:ad-lib \AD-LIB\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 4

1 min 34 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 3, 2021 is:lenient \LEEN-yunt\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 3

1 min 30 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 2, 2021 is:passel \PASS-ul\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 2

1 min 30 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 1, 2021 is:inane \ih-NAYN\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 1

1 min 29 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 31, 2021 is:doppelgänger \DAH-pul-gang-er\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 31

1 min 37 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 30, 2021 is:arch \AHRCH\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 30

1 min 26 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 29, 2021 is:procrastinate \pruh-KRASS-tuh-nayt\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 29

1 min 47 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 28, 2021 is:eloquent \EL-uh-kwunt\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 28

1 min 27 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 27, 2021 is:treacle \TREE-kul\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 27

2 min

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 26, 2021 is:facile \FASS-ul\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 26

1 min 28 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 25, 2021 is:hector \HEK-ter\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 25

1 min 55 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 24, 2021 is:mirage \muh-RAHZH\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 24

1 min 43 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 23, 2021 is:bogus \BOH-gus\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 23

1 min 38 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 22, 2021 is:devotion \dih-VOH-shun\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 22

1 min 50 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 21, 2021 is:untoward \un-TOH-erd\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 21

1 min 29 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 20, 2021 is:batten \BAT-un\ verbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 20

1 min 49 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 19, 2021 is:nomenclature \NOH-mun-klay-cher\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 19

1 min 14 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 18, 2021 is:zaftig \ZAHF-tig\ adjectiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 18

1 min 40 sec

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 17, 2021 is:perpetuity \per-puh-TOO-uh-tee\ nounSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 17

1 min 44 sec