Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
20 Nov 2013asseverate
  • To affirm or declare positively or earnestly.
21 Nov 2013sentient
  • Capable of perceiving by the senses; conscious.
  • Experiencing sensation or feeling.
22 Nov 2013malapropos
  • Unseasonable; unsuitable; inappropriate.
23 Nov 2013agitprop
  • Propaganda, especially pro-communist political propaganda disseminated through literature, drama, music, or art.
24 Nov 2013fiat
  • An arbitrary or authoritative command or order.
  • Formal or official authorization or sanction.
25 Nov 2013nimiety
  • The state of being too much; excess.
26 Nov 2013surreptitious
  • Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
  • Acting with or marked by stealth.
27 Nov 2013pleonasm
  • The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "I saw it with my own eyes."
  • An instance or example of pleonasm.
  • A superfluous word or expression.
28 Nov 2013abominate
  • To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor.
29 Nov 2013discursive
  • Passing from one topic to another; ranging over a wide field; digressive; rambling.
  • Utilizing, marked by, or based on analytical reasoning -- contrasted with intuitive.
30 Nov 2013countervail
  • To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to counteract.
  • To compensate for; to offset; to furnish or serve as an equivalent to.
1 Dec 2013myrmidon
  • [Capitalized] A member of a warlike Thessalian people who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy.
  • A loyal follower, especially one who executes orders without question, protest, or pity.
2 Dec 2013redoubt
  • A small and usually temporary defensive fortification.
  • A defended position or protective barrier.
  • A secure place of refuge or defense; a stronghold.
3 Dec 2013gelid
  • Extremely cold; icy.
4 Dec 2013philomath
  • A lover of learning; a scholar.
5 Dec 2013perforce
  • By necessity; by force of circumstance.
6 Dec 2013pusillanimous
  • Lacking in courage and resolution; contemptibly fearful; cowardly.
7 Dec 2013claque
  • A group hired to applaud at a performance.
  • A group of fawning admirers.
8 Dec 2013fugacious
  • Lasting but a short time; fleeting.
9 Dec 2013hauteur
  • Haughty manner, spirit, or bearing; haughtiness; arrogance.
10 Dec 2013somnolent
  • Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
  • Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.
11 Dec 2013susurration
  • A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
12 Dec 2013puerile
  • Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; juvenile; childish.
13 Dec 2013incipient
  • Beginning to exist or appear.
14 Dec 2013extempore
  • Without premeditation or preparation; on the spur of the moment.
15 Dec 2013potable
  • Fit to drink; suitable for drinking; drinkable.
16 Dec 2013irascible
  • Prone to anger; easily provoked to anger; hot-tempered.
17 Dec 2013extant
  • Still existing; not destroyed, lost, or extinct.
18 Dec 2013descry
  • To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
  • To discover by observation; to detect.
19 Dec 2013mien
  • Manner or bearing, especially as expressive of mood, attitude, or personality; demeanor.
  • Aspect; appearance.
20 Dec 2013nefarious
  • Wicked in the extreme; iniquitous.
21 Dec 2013volte-face
  • An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion.
22 Dec 2013exiguous
  • Extremely scanty; meager.
23 Dec 2013pecuniary
  • Relating to money; monetary.
  • Consisting of money.
  • Requiring payment of money.
24 Dec 2013traduce
  • To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
25 Dec 2013postprandial
  • Happening or done after a meal.
26 Dec 2013sinecure
  • An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.
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.
28 Dec 2013incontrovertible
  • Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.
29 Dec 2013furbelow
  • A pleated or gathered flounce on a woman's garment; a ruffle.
  • Something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy ornamentation.
30 Dec 2013maudlin
  • Tearfully or excessively sentimental.
31 Dec 2013exigent
  • Requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.
  • Requiring much effort or expense; demanding; exacting.
1 Jan 2014contravene
  • To act or be counter to; to violate.
  • To oppose in argument; to contradict.
2 Jan 2014temerarious
  • Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.
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.
4 Jan 2014erudite
  • Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; learned.
5 Jan 2014quotidian
  • Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.
  • Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.
6 Jan 2014reticent
  • Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
  • Restrained or reserved in style.
  • Reluctant; unwilling.
7 Jan 2014pronunciamento
  • A proclamation or manifesto; a formal announcement or declaration.
  • A pronouncement.
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.
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