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Today's word of the day:
distinguish
(dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ)
verb
1.
recognize or treat (someone or something) as different.
"the child is perfectly capable of distinguishing reality from fantasy"
synonyms: differentiate, tell apart, discriminate, discern, determine, pick out
2.
manage to discern (something barely perceptible).
"it was too dark to distinguish anything more than their vague shapes"
synonyms: discern, see, perceive, make out
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Today's word of the day:
quota
(ˈkwəʊtə)
noun

a limited or fixed number or amount of people or things, in particular:
a limited quantity of a particular product which under official controls can be produced, exported, or imported.
"the country may be exceeding its OPEC quota of 1,100,000 barrels of oil per day"

a fixed share of something that a person or group is entitled to receive or is bound to contribute.
"they were arrested to help fill the quota of arrests the security police had to make during the crackdown"

synonyms: allocation, share, allowance, limit, ration, portion, apportionment,
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Today's word of the day:
incident
(ˈɪnsɪd(ə)nt)
noun
noun: incident; plural noun: incidents

an instance of something happening; an event or occurrence.
"several amusing incidents"
synonyms: event, occurrence, occasion, episode, experience, happening, proceeding, eventuality, affair, business

a violent event, such as a fracas or assault.
"one person was stabbed in the incident"
synonyms: disturbance, fracas, melee, commotion, rumpus, scene

a hostile clash between forces of rival countries.
"the US regretted the incident"

the occurrence of dangerous or exciting things.
"my period in Egypt wasn't without incident"
synonyms: excitement, adventure, exciting experiences, drama
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Today's word of the day:
chaos
(ˈkeɪɒs)
noun
noun: chaos; plural noun: chaoses

complete disorder and confusion.
"snow caused chaos in the region"

synonyms: disorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, madness, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, disruption, upheaval, furore, frenzy, uproar, hue and cry, babel, hurly-burly
antonyms: order, orderliness
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Today's word of the day:
landlocked
(ˈlandlɒkt)
adjective
adjective: landlocked; adjective: land-locked

(of a country or region) almost or entirely surrounded by land.
"I was raised in landlocked Winnipeg"

(of a lake or harbour) enclosed by land and having no navigable route to the sea.
"a chain of landlocked lagoons"

(of a fish, especially a North American salmon) cut off from the sea

in the past and now confined to fresh water.
"Maine's landlocked sebago salmon"
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Today's word of the day:
agency
(ˈeɪdʒ(ə)nsi)
noun

1.
a business or organization providing a particular service on behalf of another business, person, or group.
"an advertising agency"
synonyms: business, organization, company, firm, office, bureau, concern, service

2.
action or intervention producing a particular effect.
"canals carved by the agency of running water"
synonyms: action, activity, effect, influence, force, power, work
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Today's word of the day:
fussy
(ˈfʌsi)
adjective

very specific about one's needs or requirements; hard to please.
"he is very fussy about what he eats"
synonyms: finicky, particular, over-particular, fastidious, discriminating, selective, dainty, punctilious

showing excessive or anxious concern about detail.
"Eleanor patted her hair with quick, fussy movements"

full of unnecessary detail or decoration.
"I hate fussy clothes"
synonyms: over-elaborate, over-embellished, overdecorated, over-ornate, overdone, overworked, busy, cluttered, laboured, strained, florid
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Today's word of the day:
atrocity
(əˈtrɒsɪti)
noun

an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
"a textbook which detailed war atrocities"
synonyms: act of barbarity, act of brutality, act of savagery, act of wickedness, cruelty, abomination, enormity, outrage, horror, monstrosity, obscenity, iniquity, violation, crime, transgression, wrong, wrongdoing, offence, injury, affront, scandal, injustice, abuse

humorous
a highly unpleasant or distasteful object.
"atrocities in cheap red nylon"
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Today's word of the day:
anniversary
(anɪˈvəːs(ə)ri)
noun
noun: anniversary; plural noun: anniversaries

the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year.
"the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain"
synonyms: jubilee, commemoration

the date on which a couple were married in a previous year.
"he even forgot our tenth anniversary!"
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Today's word of the day:
pragmatic
(praɡˈmatɪk)
adjective
adjective: pragmatic

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
"a pragmatic approach to politics"

relating to philosophical or political pragmatism.
"The president was pragmatic in his response to the crisis."
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