Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
Todaypin money
  • An allowance of money given by a husband to his wife for private and personal expenditures.
  • Money for incidental expenses.
  • A trivial sum.
  • Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.
14 Janjeremiad
  • A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; also, a dolorous or angry tirade.
13 Jandeipnosophist
  • Someone who is skilled in table talk.
12 Jantrenchant
  • Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
  • Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
  • Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.
11 Janfavonian
  • Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
10 JanPotemkin village
  • An impressive facade or display that hides an undesirable fact or state; a false front.
9 Janancillary
  • Subordinate; subsidiary.
  • Auxiliary; helping.
8 Janprimogeniture
  • The state of being the firstborn of the same parents; seniority by birth among children of the same family.
  • (Law) An exclusive right of inheritance that belongs to the eldest son.
7 Janolla podrida
  • A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
  • A mixture; a hodgepodge.
6 Janfetor
  • A strong, offensive smell; stench.
5 Jancap-a-pie
  • From head to foot; at all points.
4 Janagrestic
  • Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.
3 Janirrupt
  • To burst in forcibly or suddenly; to intrude.
  • (Ecology) To increase rapidly in number.
2 Jantarradiddle
  • A petty falsehood; a fib.
  • Pretentious nonsense.
1 Janglabrous
  • Smooth; having a surface without hairs, projections, or any unevenness.
31 Dec 2016crabwise
  • Sideways.
  • In a cautiously indirect manner.
30 Dec 2016abecedarian
  • One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
  • One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
  • Rudimentary; elementary.
29 Dec 2016roue
  • A man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure; a debauchee; a rake.
28 Dec 2016harbinger
  • (Archaic) One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.
  • A forerunner; a precursor; one that presages or foreshadows what is to come.
27 Dec 2016apocryphal
  • (Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
  • Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; spurious; false.
26 Dec 2016censure
  • The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
  • An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
25 Dec 2016terminus
  • The finishing point; the end.
  • A boundary; a border; a limit.
  • A post or stone marking a boundary.
  • Either end of a railroad or other transportation line; also, the station house, town, or city at that place.
24 Dec 2016velleity
  • The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition.
  • A slight wish or inclination.
23 Dec 2016portent
  • A sign of a coming event or calamity; an omen.
  • Prophetic or menacing significance.
  • Something amazing; a marvel.
22 Dec 2016microcosm
  • A little world. Hence, man or human nature as a supposed epitome of the world or universe (compare macrocosm).
  • A smaller, representative system having analogies to a larger system.
21 Dec 2016wraith
  • An apparition of a living person seen before death; hence, an apparition; a specter; a ghost.
  • A shadowy or insubstantial form, appearance, or representation of something.
20 Dec 2016impassible
  • Incapable of suffering; not subject to harm or pain.
  • Unfeeling or not showing feeling.
19 Dec 2016ambit
  • Circuit or compass.
  • The boundaries or limits of a district or place.
  • An area in which something acts, operates, or has power or control; extent; sphere; scope.
18 Dec 2016nuptial
  • Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, "nuptial rites and ceremonies."
  • Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the mating season.
17 Dec 2016metier
  • An occupation; a profession.
  • An area in which one excels; an occupation for which one is especially well suited.
16 Dec 2016amalgam
  • An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals; used especially (with silver) as a dental filling.
  • A mixture or compound of different things.
15 Dec 2016cum
  • With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.
14 Dec 2016phantasmagoria
  • A shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined, as in a dream.
  • Any constantly changing scene.
13 Dec 2016perquisite
  • A profit or benefit in addition to a salary or wages.
  • Broadly: The benefits of a position or office.
  • A gratuity or tip for services performed.
  • Anything to which someone has or claims the sole right.
12 Dec 2016syncretic
  • Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.
11 Dec 2016Pyrrhic victory
  • A victory achieved at great or excessive cost; a ruinous victory.
10 Dec 2016habitue
  • One who habitually frequents a place.
9 Dec 2016plaint
  • An expression of sorrow; lamentation.
  • A complaint.
8 Dec 2016toper
  • One who drinks frequently or to excess.
7 Dec 2016choleric
  • Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
  • Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
6 Dec 2016inhere
  • To be inherent; to belong, as attributes or qualities.
5 Dec 2016provender
  • Dry food for domestic animals, such as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.
  • Food or provisions.
4 Dec 2016trice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."
3 Dec 2016ephemeron
  • Something short-lived or of no lasting significance.
  • ephemera: Items, especially printed matter (as posters, broadsides, pamphlets, etc.), intended to be of use or importance for only a short time but preserved by collectors.
2 Dec 2016alpenglow
  • A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
1 Dec 2016stertorous
  • Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
30 Nov 2016interpolate
  • To alter or corrupt (as a book or text) by the insertion of new or foreign matter.
  • To insert (material) into a text or conversation.
  • To insert between other elements or parts.
  • [Mathematics] to estimate a value of (a function) between two known values.
29 Nov 2016harridan
  • A scolding, vicious woman; a shrew; a hag.
28 Nov 2016contemporaneous
  • Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
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