Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
3 Mar 2014firmament
  • The region of the air; the sky; the heavens.
  • The field or sphere of an interest or activity
2 Mar 2014jocund
  • Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.
1 Mar 2014apposite
  • Being of striking appropriateness and relevance; very applicable; apt.
28 Feb 2014desuetude
  • The cessation of use; discontinuance of practice or custom; disuse.
27 Feb 2014pellucid
  • Transparent; clear; not opaque.
  • Easily understandable.
26 Feb 2014quondam
  • Having been formerly; former; sometime.
25 Feb 2014recalcitrant
  • Stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.
24 Feb 2014exculpate
  • To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
23 Feb 2014demagogue
  • A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
  • A leader of the common people in ancient times.
22 Feb 2014proclivity
  • A natural inclination; predisposition.
21 Feb 2014taciturn
  • Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
20 Feb 2014probity
  • Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.
19 Feb 2014abscond
  • To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.
18 Feb 2014lachrymose
  • Given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
  • Causing or tending to cause tears.
17 Feb 2014gravitas
  • High seriousness (as in a person's bearing or in the treatment of a subject).
16 Feb 2014friable
  • Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder.
15 Feb 2014nonagenarian
  • A ninety year old person; someone whose age is in the nineties.
14 Feb 2014doula
  • A woman who assists during childbirth labor and provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.
13 Feb 2014levity
  • Lightness of manner or speech, especially when inappropriate or excessive; frivolity.
  • Lack of steadiness or constancy; changeableness.
12 Feb 2014varicolored
  • Having a variety of colors; of various colors.
11 Feb 2014ratiocination
  • The process of reasoning.
10 Feb 2014farrago
  • A confused mixture; an assortment; a medley.
9 Feb 2014comport
  • To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.
8 Feb 2014forlorn
  • Sad and lonely because deserted, abandoned, or lost.
  • Bereft; forsaken.
  • Wretched or pitiful in appearance or condition.
  • Almost hopeless; desperate.
7 Feb 2014arrogate
  • To claim or seize without right or justification; to appropriate.
  • To claim on behalf of another; to ascribe.
6 Feb 2014logorrhea
  • Excessive talkativeness or wordiness.
5 Feb 2014mellifluous
  • Flowing as with honey; flowing sweetly or smoothly; as, a mellifluous voice.
4 Feb 2014aspersion
  • A damaging or derogatory remark; slander.
  • The act of defaming or slandering.
  • A sprinkling with water, especially in religious ceremonies.
3 Feb 2014extricate
  • To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.
2 Feb 2014peccadillo
  • A slight offense; a petty fault.
1 Feb 2014sunder
  • To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
31 Jan 2014raconteur
  • One who excels in telling stories and anecdotes.
30 Jan 2014indomitable
  • Incapable of being subdued or overcome; unconquerable.
29 Jan 2014desideratum
  • Something desired or considered necessary.
28 Jan 2014nescience
  • Lack of knowledge or awareness; ignorance.
27 Jan 2014expatiate
  • To speak or write at length or in considerable detail.
  • To move about freely; to wander.
26 Jan 2014unctuous
  • Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
  • Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
  • Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.
25 Jan 2014lenity
  • The state or quality of being lenient; mildness; gentleness of treatment; leniency.
24 Jan 2014malediction
  • A curse or execration.
23 Jan 2014frisson
  • A moment of intense excitement; a shudder; an emotional thrill.
22 Jan 2014extol
  • To praise highly; to glorify; to exalt.
21 Jan 2014obloquy
  • Strongly condemnatory or abusive language or utterance.
  • The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of public blame, abuse, or condemnation; ill repute.
20 Jan 2014celerity
  • Rapidity of motion or action; quickness; swiftness.
19 Jan 2014roister
  • To engage in boisterous merrymaking; to revel; to carouse.
  • To bluster; to swagger.
18 Jan 2014cavalcade
  • A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
  • Any procession.
  • A sequence; a series.
17 Jan 2014prolix
  • Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; wordy.
  • Tending to speak or write at excessive length.
16 Jan 2014ineluctable
  • Impossible to avoid or evade; inevitable.
15 Jan 2014evanescent
  • Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.
14 Jan 2014salubrious
  • Favorable to health; promoting health; healthful.
13 Jan 2014tyro
  • A beginner in learning; a novice.
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