Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
Todayxenophobia
  • Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.

Yesterdayhauteur
  • Haughty manner, spirit, or bearing; haughtiness; arrogance.

26 Junquorum
  • 1. Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
    2. A select group.

25 Junafflatus
  • A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration.

24 Junofficious
  • Marked by excessive eagerness in offering services or advice where they are neither requested nor needed; meddlesome.

23 Junostentation
  • Excessive or pretentious display; boastful showiness.

22 Juntenebrous
  • Dark; gloomy.

21 Junhirsute
  • Covered with hair; set with bristles; shaggy; hairy.

20 Junquaff
  • 1. To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To drink largely or luxuriously.

    noun:
    1. A drink quaffed.

19 Jundemagogue
  • 1. A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
    2. A leader of the common people in ancient times.

18 Junfarrago
  • A confused mixture; an assortment; a medley.

17 Juncavil
  • 1. To raise trivial or frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.

    transitive verb:
    1. To raise trivial objections to.

    noun:
    1. A trivial or frivolous objection.

16 Junderide
  • To laugh at with contempt; to subject to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.

15 Junsybarite
  • A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.

14 Junbusker
  • A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.

13 Juntrammel
  • 1. A kind of net for catching birds, fish, etc.
    2. A kind of shackle used for making a horse amble.
    3. Something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
    4. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
    5. An instrument for drawing ellipses.
    6. An instrument for aligning or adjusting parts of a machine.

    transitive verb:
    1. To entangle, as in a net; to enmesh.
    2. To hamper; to hinder the activity, progress, or freedom of.

12 Juncapacious
  • Able to contain much; roomy; spacious.

11 Junvenial
  • Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable.

10 Junevanescent
  • Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.

9 Jununctuous
  • 1. Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
    2. Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
    3. Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.

8 Juncanorous
  • Richly melodious; pleasant sounding; musical.

7 Jundescant
  • 1. (Music) (a) A melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor. (b) The upper voice in part music.
    2. A discourse or discussion on a theme.

    \DES-kant; des-KANT; dis-\, intransitive verb:
    1. (a) To sing or play a descant. (b) To sing.
    2. To comment freely; to discourse at length.

6 Junbagatelle
  • 1. A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
    2. A short, light musical or literary piece.
    3. A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.

5 Junpeccadillo
  • A slight offense; a petty fault.

4 Junexpatiate
  • 1. To speak or write at length or in considerable detail.
    2. To move about freely; to wander.

3 Juntyro
  • A beginner in learning; a novice.

2 Junschadenfreude
  • A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.

1 Junvicissitude
  • 1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
    2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
    3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).

31 Maytruculent
  • 1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
    2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.

30 Mayephemeral
  • 1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; as, an ephemeral flower.
    2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.

29 Mayparley
  • A conference or discussion, especially with an enemy, as with regard to a truce or other matters.

28 Maydilatory
  • 1. Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination.
    2. Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures.

27 Maynuminous
  • 1. Of or pertaining to a numen; supernatural.
    2. Indicating or suggesting the presence of a god; divine; holy.
    3. Inspiring awe and reverence; spiritual.

26 Mayenmity
  • Hatred; ill will; hostile or unfriendly disposition.

25 Maypari passu
  • At an equal pace or rate.

24 Maytryst
  • 1. An appointment (as between lovers) to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting.
    2. To mutually agree to meet at a certain place; to keep a tryst.

23 Mayubiquitous
  • Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time.

22 Maynugatory
  • 1. Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
    2. Having no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

21 Maysojourn
  • 1. To stay as a temporary resident; to dwell for a time.

    noun:
    1. A temporary stay.

20 Maycaptious
  • 1. Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
    2. Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.

19 Maysomniferous
  • Causing or inducing sleep.

18 Maycastigate
  • To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.

17 Maywaylay
  • 1. To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
    2. To approach or stop (someone) unexpectedly.

16 Maybeholden
  • Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

15 Mayparsimonious
  • Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess.

14 Mayaffable
  • 1. Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
    2. Gracious; benign.

13 MayZeitgeist
  • [Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.

12 Maycircumlocution
  • The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.

11 Maywastrel
  • 1. A person who wastes, especially one who squanders money; a spendthrift.
    2. An idler; a loafer; a good-for-nothing.

10 Maycaesura
  • 1. A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study || of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man].
    2. Any break, pause, or interruption.

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