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With great economy and without superfluous, exaggerated, flowery speech, please elucidate how to determine clearly and precisely what the beautiful, ornate, stupendous Word Of The Day is.

  • My extreme wisdom was extracted from this common herb.
  • A mechanic-turned-veterinarian who only works on arboreal primates.
  • An pivotal, voiceless piece of music.
  • I can't believe how small her makeup case is!
  • My computer is on its last legs.
  • The doorbell was extremely vigilant.
  • Just go through the rear sliding glass doors to find Australia.
  • I'll have a ribcage shot, and I'll chase it with a spinal cord.
  • A firmly held opinion regarding religion.
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  • $\begingroup$ Are the doubled words in the final line of the bounty (i.e. 'Somebody somebody should should receive receive a a prize prize.') important? $\endgroup$ – ZanyG Jan 31 at 9:56
  • $\begingroup$ @ZanyG No, not really, that was just a little hint. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 31 at 18:11
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I think the Word of the Day is

Bombastic

As hinted at by Chowzen and suggested by Bard it seems like

All the answers are the same word repeated

My extreme wisdom was extracted from this common herb.

Sage sage

A mechanic-turned-veterinarian who only works on arboreal primates.

Monkey monkey (as suggested by Bard)

An pivotal, voiceless piece of music.

Instrumental instrumental

I can't believe how small her makeup case is!

Compact compact

My computer is on its last legs.

Terminal terminal

The doorbell was extremely vigilant.

Alert alert (pointed out by jafe in the comments)

Just go through the rear sliding glass doors to find Australia.

Outback out back

I'll have a ribcage shot, and I'll chase it with a spinal cord.

Blowback blow back?

A firmly held opinion regarding religion.

Belief belief

To get the Word of the Day

Take the first letter of each answer SMICTAOBB and construct the anagram - BOMBASTIC.

Bombastic means high-sounding but with little meaning which is essentially the description in the title and first paragraph of the riddle.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the right direction! +1 $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 25 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ Of your existing answers, only the computer one isn't right; won't help with the anagram. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 26 at 2:39
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    $\begingroup$ The vigilant doorbell could be rot13[nyreg] $\endgroup$ – jafe Jan 26 at 8:28
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe, yes I think you are right. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jan 26 at 10:37
  • $\begingroup$ IDK if this helps or not, but each answer is meant to be rot13{gjb gjb jbeqf jbeqf) $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jan 26 at 11:21
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Partial:

My adventurous guess:

all lines refer to the same word. The word was OUTBACK

An pivotal, voiceless piece of music.

4'33" by John Cage? this may contradict with the answer though

Just go through the rear sliding glass doors to find Australia.

Outback (@hexomino)

I'll have a ribcage shot, and I'll chase it with a spinal cord.

Outback (Out of the back)

Suspicious stuff:

anagram tag???

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Hoping to build on hexomino's answer and the hint

My extreme wisdom was extracted from this common herb.

A sage Sage

A mechanic-turned-veterinarian who only works on arboreal primates.

A monkey monkey? (as in grease monkey perhaps)

An pivotal, voiceless piece of music.

This is an "instrumental instrumental"

I can't believe how small her makeup case is!

A compact compact

My computer is on its last legs.

A bored board? (as in motherboard)

The doorbell was extremely vigilant.

An alert alert

Just go through the rear sliding glass doors to find Australia.

The outback out back

I'll have a ribcage shot, and I'll chase it with a spinal cord.

Now this is really reaching but a cordial cord y'all?

A firmly held opinion regarding religion.

A faith faith (faithful faith?)

Overall all of these words are :

Homonyms/homogrpahs

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