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August 2, 2022
65%    35%    #58 votes

What does macramé mean?

macrame(verb)
a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords

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August 1, 2022
82%    18%    #75 votes

What does fichu mean?

fichu(noun)
a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman

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July 31, 2022
70%    30%    #74 votes

What does kowtow mean?

kowtow, kotow(verb)
a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission

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July 30, 2022
60%    40%    #81 votes

What does foehn mean?

fohn, foehn(noun)
a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps

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July 29, 2022
74%    26%    #75 votes

What does syncope mean?

faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium(noun)
a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

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July 28, 2022
84%    16%    #130 votes

What does hypnopedia mean?

sleep-learning, hypnopedia(noun)
teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep)

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July 27, 2022
73%    27%    #87 votes

What does rathskeller mean?

rathskeller(noun)
a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall

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