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mazeltov, n. and int.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: mazeltov, int. ‘Congratulations!’ (in Jewish society, expressing pleasure at a happy or auspicious event)



greenmail, n.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: greenmail, n. The practice of buying enough shares in a company to threaten a takeover…



defatigate, v.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: defatigate, v. To tire out, exhaust, fatigue



moiety, n.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: moiety, n. A half, one of two equal parts



monoceros, n.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: monoceros, n. The unicorn, or a similar mythical one-horned creature



razzle-dazzle, n. and adj.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: razzle-dazzle, n. Commotion, bustle; vigorous, energetic, or elaborate action



que voulez-vous, int.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: que voulez-vous, int. Expressing mild exasperation or resignation: ‘what do you expect?’