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A selection of words from the chillier parts of the lexicon
You're about to fast for 40 days. Quick: eat everything in the house.
Our top lookups from the 2016 presidential campaign
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When 'inevitable' isn't
The following lists, which change daily, show the most frequently looked up words on Merriam-Webster.com.
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Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
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Lookups for the word spiked after Carter used it to describe Trump
Once a chemistry term, now used increasingly in politics
Everyone's looking for 'amnesty'. Again.
Mano a Mano
Cruz challenged Trump to a 1-on-1 debate
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Not everyone is on board
Rare and Amusing Insults
Singular 'their' might be a better choice
It is in fact a real word (but that doesn't mean you should use it).
One goose, two geese. One moose, two... moose. What's up with that?
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