"Confused" is not the original meaning of "bemused." It's a misreading of Alexander Pope.

Can 'Bemuse' Mean 'Amuse'?

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is perpend.

Word of the Day: Perpend

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is unreconstructed.

Word of the Day: Unreconstructed

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Lookups for 'ignominious' are up 4,695% after Jake Tapper used the word to describe the failed ACA repeal.

Trending: Tapper: 'Ignominious Defeat'

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March comes in like a lion and goes out with a Words of the Day quiz.

March Words Of The Day Quiz: Weekly Challenge

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'Fake news' is a new term. That means it's only about 125 years old.

The Real Story of 'Fake News'

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Good morning? The #WordOfTheDay is nightmare.

Word of the Day: Nightmare

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'Jeeves' means "a valet or butler especially of model behavior."

9 Words from P.G. Wodehouse

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Repair: to go to a place
Repair: to fix

Don't try to fix English.

A Tale of Two 'Repairs'

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Don't get confused: there are *two* @KoryStamper articles in the NYT today, and you shouldn't miss either of them.

Fighting Words: Three Words We Love to Argue About

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Happy #NationalPuppyDay! 'Puppy' comes from the Medieval French word 'poupée' ("doll, toy").

Definition of PUPPY

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is watershed.

Word of the Day: Watershed

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Explore our "dungeonlike storage room" and "eerily deserted" hallways with Kory Stamper, the author of "Word by Word."

A Journey Into the Merriam-Webster Word Factory

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'Vindicate' is our #3 lookup right now. (Not 'somewhat'?)

Trending: Trump: 'I Somewhat Do' Feel Vindicated

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Bally
Rummy
Snooter
& 5 more words from P.G. Wodehouse

8 Words from P.G. Wodehouse

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In the early 18th century, 'bemused' was used to describe people "devoted to the Muses."

Can 'Bemuse' Mean 'Amuse'?

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is lief.

Word of the Day: Lief

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ICYMI, Antonin Scalia had strong feelings about Webster's Third.

Antonin Scalia v. Merriam-Webster

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Lookups for 'interpretate' are spiking from the #GorsuchHearing. It's an archaic form of 'interpret'.

Definition of INTERPRETATE

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