Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
1 May 2014acrid
  • Sharp and harsh, or bitter to the taste or smell; pungent.
  • Caustic in language or tone; bitter.
24 Apr 2015acquiesce
  • To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- usually followed by in, sometimes by to.
  • To concur upon conviction; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
2 Nov 2015acme
  • The highest point of something; the highest level or degree attainable.
3 Sep 2016acerbic
  • Sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone.
21 Oct 2015acclimate
  • To accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation; to acclimatize.
23 Aug 2014accede
  • To agree or assent, as to a proposition, or to terms proposed by another.
  • To become a party, as to an agreement, treaty, convention, etc.
  • To attain, as to an office or rank; to enter upon the duties of an office.
4 Jan 2016abulia
  • Loss or impairment of the ability to act or to make decisions.
6 Feb 2016abstruse
  • Difficult to comprehend or understand; recondite.
26 Apr 2015abstemious
  • Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
  • Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.
  • Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
19 Jul 2017abstemious
  • 1. Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent.
    2. Sparingly used or consumed; used with temperance or moderation.
    3. Marked by or spent in abstinence.

19 Feb 2014abscond
  • To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.
25 Jun 2015abrogate
  • To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
  • To put an end to; to do away with.
13 Feb 2017aborning
  • While being produced or born.
28 Nov 2013abominate
  • To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor.
14 Mar 2017abnegate
  • To refuse or deny oneself; to reject; to renounce.
  • To give up (rights, claims, etc.); to surrender; to relinquish.
20 Apr 2014ablution
  • The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it (as in a religious rite).
  • The water used in cleansing.
8 Mar 2014abjure
  • To renounce under oath.
  • To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
  • To abstain from; to shun.
26 Jul 2017abjure
  • 1. To renounce under oath.
    2. To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
    3. To abstain from; to shun.

21 Aug 2016abeyance
  • Suspension; temporary cessation.
28 Jul 2017aberrant
  • Markedly different from an accepted norm; Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; abnormal.

10 Jan 2015aberrant
  • markedly different from an accepted norm; as, "aberrant behavior"
11 Sep 2016abed
  • In bed.
30 Dec 2016abecedarian
  • One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
  • One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
  • Rudimentary; elementary.
14 Mar 2016abattoir
  • A slaughterhouse.
17 Jan 2017ab ovo
  • From the beginning.
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