A popular lookup on our site, 'schadenfreude' refers to the joy you might feel at another person’s pain.

8 Truly Untranslatable German Words : Schadenfreude

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The #WordOfTheDay, 'distaff', refers to the mother’s line of descent within a family.

Distaff

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Welcome to the Department of Redundancy Department.

'Free Gift' and Other Redundancies

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is distaff.

Word of the Day: Distaff

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The next time someone claims to be unable to define their confusing feelings, send them this.

7 Words for When You're Feeling Sentimental

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is onus.

Word of the Day: Onus

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In English, 'ukase' can refer to any edict or decree, particularly one that is final or arbitrary.

10 Words from Russian

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is bemuse.

Word of the Day: Bemuse

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'Miniature' owes its meaning to the medieval practice of manuscript illumination.

The Colorful History of 'Miniature'

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New words, there's no need to feel down
I said, new words, pick yourself off the ground
New words, in the dictionary
There's no need to be unhappy

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz: Weekly Challenge

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Is it 'all right' or 'alright'?

All right or alright?

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is protean.

Word of the Day: Protean

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English has so many words for drunk people. Here are 8 of them.

Thomas Nashe's 8 Kinds of Drunkards

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'Miniature' is descended from a word that referred to color, not size.

The Colorful History of 'Miniature'

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It's a bird!
It's a plane!
It's a new vocabulary quiz!

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz: Weekly Challenge

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A 'ruse' is “a stratagem or trick usually intended to deceive.”

Trending: Denying Reports Of Improper Contact, Trump Calls Russia 'a Ruse'

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is cachet.

Word of the Day: Cachet

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