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Here Are The Words Americans Looked Up During Presidential Debate


Those watching the final debate on Thursday night didn’t just get an idea of where President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand on some issues you may have also noticed the difference in vocabulary. Viewers got a vocabulary lesson. In fact, traffic spiked on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary website and as Americans looked up several words not used in everyday speech. A favorite tossed out by Biden was “malarkey,” which means “insincere or foolish talk,” while Trump talked about the human smuggler definition of “coyote,” not the Wiley cartoon animal. The reference sites also noted searches for “marauding,” “sovereign,” “wherewithal,” and versions of “xenophobe.”

I didn’t learn any new words but when Trump said he was, ” the least racist person in this room”, I as done.

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