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Merriam-Webster just added alt-right, froyo, and ransomware to the dictionary, along with these other words

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caption “Froyo” has officially been added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. source Flickr/Yoel Ben-Avraham

Merriam-Webster added more than 250 new words to its online dictionary on Monday, and “alt-right,” “froyo,” and “ransomware” all made the cut. 453 more words

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The obscure word of the week is crasis

This week’s really obscure English word is crasis.

It’s a technical grammatical term originating from Greek, referring to the blending of two adjacent vowels into one long one. 22 more words

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Word of the Day: Perspicacity

To be completely frank, I had never known the exact meaning of the word perspicacity. I had heard it a number of times and had made an educated guess as to its meaning from the context that it had been used, however I had always been too lazy to pick up the dictionary and check for myself. 130 more words

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Word of the Day: September 19th, 2017

Innocuous (In-knock-you-us, English adjective): The characteristic of not being harmful or ill-mannered in any way, shape, or form.

The king had developed a strong immunity to toxic substances, therefore his wine that had been poisoned was innocuous to him.

Merriam-Webster redefines 'troll' and 'dog whistle' to conform to the times

In the months since last November’s election, the Merriam-Webster dictionary has been on overdrive.

It’s transformed itself into a cheeky, fact-checking machine. And in the process, it’s struck social gold (more than half a million Twitter followers and counting). 195 more words

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New Words Added To The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster just announced a bunch of new words they’ve added to their dictionary.

Merriam-Webster just announced a bunch of new words that they’ve added to their dictionary. 129 more words

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