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>> It's a word that people were looking up a lot more than usual in 2018. Which is why Merriam-Webster has chosen justice as its 2018 word of the year. The word was at the center of some of the biggest stories to have dominated the news cycle in the past year.
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>> He is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.>> Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.>> I do.>> The tumultuous nomination process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cohen, Manafort, Trump, and the ongoing question of obstruction of justice.>> The entire thing has been a witch-hunt.
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>> US based Merrian-Webster says it saw a 74% jump in searches for the word compared to last year. It was among the most consulted words on the website. But not for all dictionaries, Oxford Dictionary selected toxic as its word of the year and misinformation was the winner for Dictionary.com.