Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
4 Febmegrim
  • A migraine.
  • A fancy; a whim.
  • In the plural: lowness of spirits -- often with 'the'.
3 Feblapidary
  • Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
  • Engraved in stone.
  • Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
2 Febensorcell
  • To enchant; to bewitch.
1 Febaerie
  • The bird's nest built on a lofty place, such as a cliff or mountaintop.
  • A dwelling or stronghold located in a lofty place.
31 Janroborant
  • Strengthening; restoring vigor.
30 Janincarnadine
  • Having a fleshy pink color.
  • Red; blood-red.
29 Jansciolism
  • Superficial knowledge; a superficial show of learning.
28 Janbeau ideal
  • A perfect or an idealized type or model.
27 Jantreacly
  • Like, or composed of, treacle.
  • Overly sweet or sentimental.
26 Janeructation
  • The act of belching; a belch.
25 Jandraconian
  • Pertaining to Draco, a lawgiver of Athens, 621 B.C.
  • Excessively harsh; severe.
24 Janpandemic
  • Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.
23 Jantete-a-tete
  • A private conversation between two people.
  • A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.
22 Janmisprize
  • To hold in contempt.
  • To undervalue.
21 Janquisling
  • Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying his or her country; a traitor.
20 Jannolens volens
  • Whether unwilling or willing.
19 Janpeccant
  • Sinning; guilty of transgression.
  • Violating a rule or a principle.
18 Janwoolgathering
  • Indulgence in idle daydreaming.
17 Janab ovo
  • From the beginning.
16 Janpin money
  • An allowance of money given by a husband to his wife for private and personal expenditures.
  • Money for incidental expenses.
  • A trivial sum.
15 Jandelectation
  • 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.
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