Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

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brandish

08.19.2019

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 19, 2019 is: brandish \BRAN-dish\ verb 1 : to shake or wave (something, such as a weapon) menacingly 2 : to exhibit in an [ostentatious](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ostentatious) or aggressive manner Examples: Michael appeared before the ...

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