Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
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.
12 Jan 2014loquacious
  • Very talkative.
  • Full of excessive talk; wordy.
11 Jan 2014sybarite
  • A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
10 Jan 2014detritus
  • Loose material that is worn away from rocks.
  • Hence, any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration; debris.
9 Jan 2014seriatim
  • In a series; one after another.
8 Jan 2014voluble
  • Characterized by a ready flow of speech.
  • Easily rolling or turning; rotating.
  • (Botany) Having the power or habit of turning or twining.
7 Jan 2014pronunciamento
  • A proclamation or manifesto; a formal announcement or declaration.
  • A pronouncement.
6 Jan 2014reticent
  • Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
  • Restrained or reserved in style.
  • Reluctant; unwilling.
5 Jan 2014quotidian
  • Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.
  • Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.
4 Jan 2014erudite
  • Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; learned.
3 Jan 2014philter
  • A potion or charm supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love.
  • A potion or charm believed to have magic power.
2 Jan 2014temerarious
  • Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.
1 Jan 2014contravene
  • To act or be counter to; to violate.
  • To oppose in argument; to contradict.
31 Dec 2013exigent
  • Requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.
  • Requiring much effort or expense; demanding; exacting.
30 Dec 2013maudlin
  • Tearfully or excessively sentimental.
29 Dec 2013furbelow
  • A pleated or gathered flounce on a woman's garment; a ruffle.
  • Something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy ornamentation.
28 Dec 2013incontrovertible
  • Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.
27 Dec 2013apogee
  • The point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth.
  • The farthest or highest point; culmination.
26 Dec 2013sinecure
  • An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.
25 Dec 2013postprandial
  • Happening or done after a meal.
24 Dec 2013traduce
  • To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
23 Dec 2013pecuniary
  • Relating to money; monetary.
  • Consisting of money.
  • Requiring payment of money.
22 Dec 2013exiguous
  • Extremely scanty; meager.
21 Dec 2013volte-face
  • An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion.
20 Dec 2013nefarious
  • Wicked in the extreme; iniquitous.
19 Dec 2013mien
  • Manner or bearing, especially as expressive of mood, attitude, or personality; demeanor.
  • Aspect; appearance.
18 Dec 2013descry
  • To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
  • To discover by observation; to detect.
17 Dec 2013extant
  • Still existing; not destroyed, lost, or extinct.
16 Dec 2013irascible
  • Prone to anger; easily provoked to anger; hot-tempered.
15 Dec 2013potable
  • Fit to drink; suitable for drinking; drinkable.
14 Dec 2013extempore
  • Without premeditation or preparation; on the spur of the moment.
13 Dec 2013incipient
  • Beginning to exist or appear.
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