Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
20 Aug 2016troglodyte
  • A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
  • One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
1 Aug 2014triskaidekaphobia
  • a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
    --triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe, noun
4 Dec 2016trice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."
24 Dec 2014trepidation
  • . An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
  • . Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
16 Nov 2016trencherman
  • A hearty eater.
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.
18 Jun 2016tremulous
  • Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.
  • Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.
27 Jantreacly
  • Like, or composed of, treacle.
  • Overly sweet or sentimental.
23 Apr 2015travail
  • Very hard work; toil.
  • Intense pains; agony; anguish.
  • Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
8 Sep 2016transmute
  • To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.
15 Nov 2015transmogrify
  • To change into a different shape; to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
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.

24 Dec 2013traduce
  • To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
16 Jul 2015tractable
  • Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable; governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner.
25 Apr 2014tortuous
  • Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
  • Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
  • Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."
25 Dec 2014torrid
  • : Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching; as, ``torrid heat''
  • : characterized by intense emotion; as, ``a torrid love affair''
  • : emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, ``a torrid dance''
21 Jun 2014torpid
  • Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
  • Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
  • Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
8 Dec 2016toper
  • One who drinks frequently or to excess.
24 Jul 2015toothsome
  • Delicious to the taste; palatable; luscious: as, a toothsome pie.
  • Agreeable; attractive: as, a toothsome offer.
  • Sexually attractive.
2 Jul 2014tocsin
  • An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
  • A warning.
31 Jultocsin
  • 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
    2. A warning.

29 Nov 2014tmesis
  • in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, what place soever instead of whatsoever place, or abso-bloody-lutely.
22 Septmesis
  • In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely."

30 Dec 2014tittle-tattle
  • Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
  • An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
14 Sep 2015titivate
  • To smarten up; to spruce (up).
23 Apr 2016tirade
  • A long angry speech; a violent denunciation; a prolonged outburst full of censure or abuse.
9 Oct 2016tintinnabulation
  • A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells.
20 Apr 2016timorous
  • Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
  • Indicating, or caused by, fear.
25 Nov 2014thaumaturgy
  • The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain
23 Jantete-a-tete
  • A private conversation between two people.
  • A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.
13 Nov 2016tetchy
  • Peevish; testy; irritable.
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.
6 Aug 2015termagant
  • A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.
13 Jul 2015tergiversation
  • The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous; subterfuge; evasion.
  • The act of abandoning a party or cause.
12 Aug 2016tenet
  • Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine that a person holds or maintains as true.
17 Sep 2014tenebrous
  • Dark; gloomy.
22 Juntenebrous
  • Dark; gloomy.

11 Sep 2014tendentious
  • Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
25 Febtemporize
  • To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
  • To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
  • To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
  • To come to terms (usually followed by 'with').
28 May 2014temerity
  • Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
21 Aprtemerarious
  • Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.

2 Jan 2014temerarious
  • Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.
8 Feb 2016teetotaler
  • One pledged to entire abstinence from all intoxicating drinks.
25 Mar 2015tchotchke
  • A trinket; a knickknack; a gewgaw.
9 Dec 2014taw
  • a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
6 Jun 2016tattoo
  • A rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping.
  • A beat of a drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, giving notice to soldiers to go to their quarters at night.
  • A display of military exercises given as evening entertainment.
31 Jul 2016tatterdemalion
  • A person dressed in tattered or ragged clothing; a ragamuffin.
2 Jantarradiddle
  • A petty falsehood; a fib.
  • Pretentious nonsense.
21 Feb 2014taciturn
  • Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
12 Dec 2016syncretic
  • Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.
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