Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
18 Sepsylvan
  • 1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
    2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
    3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.

    1. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.
    2. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.

7 Nov 2016sylvan
  • Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
  • Living or located in a wood or forest.
  • Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.
5 May 2015sycophant
  • A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; a parasite; a toady.
15 Junsybarite
  • A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.

11 Jan 2014sybarite
  • A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
7 Feb 2016swan song
  • A beautiful legendary song said to be sung by a dying swan.
  • A final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement.
24 Nov 2014susurrus
  • The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur; a rustling
9 Augsusurrus
  • A whispering or rustling sound; a murmur.

11 Dec 2013susurration
  • A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
26 Nov 2013surreptitious
  • Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
  • Acting with or marked by stealth.
18 Sep 2016surly
  • Ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff.
  • Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; ominous.
6 Mar 2015surfeit
  • Excess in eating and drinking.
  • Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
  • An excessive amount.
2 May 2015surcease
  • Cessation; stop; end.
19 Nov 2016supposititious
  • Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what it purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit.
  • Hypothetical; supposed.
9 Marsupplicate
  • To seek or ask for humbly and earnestly.
  • To make a humble petition to; to beseech.
7 Jun 2016supplant
  • To take the place of (another), especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics; as, a rival supplants another.
  • To take the place of and serve as a substitute for.
14 Dec 2015supine
  • Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
  • Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
5 Marsupervene
  • To take place or occur as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected (sometimes followed by 'on' or 'upon').
  • To follow immediately after; to ensue.
17 Apr 2015supernumerary
  • Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment.
  • Exceeding a necessary, usual, or required number or quality; superfluous; as, supernumerary addresses; supernumerary expense.
18 Jun 2015supernal
  • Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, supernal regions.
  • Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as, supernal grace.
11 Jan 2015superfluous
  • more than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive
    -- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
1 Mar 2015supererogatory
  • More than is needed or required.
31 Mar 2015supercilious
  • Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; a supercilious air; supercilious behavior.
19 May 2015superannuated
  • Discharged or disqualified on account of old age; retired from service, especially with a pension.
  • Old; no longer in use; no longer valid; outmoded.
1 Feb 2014sunder
  • To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
1 Apr 2016sui generis
  • Being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique.
17 Marsuffuse
  • To spread through or over in the manner of fluid or light; to flush.
19 Dec 2015succor
  • Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
  • The person or thing that brings relief.
1 Nov 2014succinct
  • Characterized by compressed precise expression with no wasted words; brief; concise.
4 Apr 2014subterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.
1 Sepsubterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.

20 Dec 2014sublunary
  • situated between the earth and the moon; situated beneath the moon
  • of this earth; of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.

9 Nov 2014subfusc
  • Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
13 Augsubfusc
  • Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.

17 Oct 2016subaltern
  • Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior.
  • (Chiefly British) Ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain.
  • (Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.
30 Oct 2016sub rosa
  • Secretly; privately; confidentially.
29 Sepsub rosa
  • 1. Secretly; privately; confidentially.

    1. Designed to be secret or confidential; secretive; private.

30 May 2016suasion
  • The act of persuading; persuasion.
17 Febstygian
  • Of or pertaining to the river Styx, the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology; hence, hellish; infernal.
  • Dark and dismal.
12 Mar 2016stripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
9 Nov 2016stormy petrel
  • Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
  • One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.
10 Apr 2015stolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive.
17 Jan 2015stoic
  • . Stoic. Philosophy. A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.
  • . Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
1 Dec 2016stertorous
  • Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
25 Oct 2015stentorian
  • Extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice.
22 Jun 2014stasis
  • A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
  • Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
2 Jul 2016starveling
  • Being a starveling.
  • Poor in quality; inadequate.
4 Nov 2015stanch
  • To stop the flowing of; to check in its course; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound.
23 Dec 2015staid
  • Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.
24 Oct 2016spurious
  • Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
  • Of illegitimate birth.
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