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December 18, 2014
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: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words; broadly : something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements more »

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December 15, 2014

How We Determine the Word of the Year

At Merriam-Webster, we determine the Word of the Year by reporting on the words that have been most frequently looked up at our free dictionary at Merriam-Webster.com. We get more [...] more »

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