Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
19 May 2014afflatus
  • A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration.
6 Apr 2014affable
  • Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
  • Gracious; benign.
14 May 2017affable
  • 1. Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
    2. Gracious; benign.

15 Dec 2014aestival
  • To spend the summer.
  • (of animals) To pass the summer in a state of torpor.
5 May 2014aesthete
  • One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
9 Julaesthete
  • One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.

1 Feb 2017aerie
  • The bird's nest built on a lofty place, such as a cliff or mountaintop.
  • A dwelling or stronghold located in a lofty place.
27 Mar 2016aegis
  • Protection; support.
  • Sponsorship; patronage.
  • Guidance, direction, or control.
  • A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Zeus.
8 Junaegis
  • 1. Protection; support.
    2. Sponsorship; patronage.
    3. Guidance, direction, or control.
    4. A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Zeus.

26 Aug 2014adventitious
  • Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
  • (Biology) Out of the proper or usual place; as, "adventitious buds or roots."
3 Jul 2017adventitious
  • 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
    2. (Biology) Out of the proper or usual place; as, "adventitious buds or roots."

29 Mayadumbrate
  • 1. To give a sketchy or slight representation of; to outline.
    2. To foreshadow in a vague way.
    3. To suggest, indicate, or disclose partially.
    4. To cast a shadow over; to shade; to obscure.

3 May 2015adumbrate
  • To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline.
  • To foreshadow; to intimate.
  • To overshadow; to shade.
24 Jun 2015admonition
  • Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.
16 Mar 2014adamant
  • Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
9 Jul 2017adamant
  • Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.

3 Dec 2015adage
  • An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
12 Apr 2017acumen
  • Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.

15 Apr 2014acumen
  • Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.
9 Octacuity
  • Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.

25 Aug 2016acuity
  • Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.
7 Mar 2016acrimony
  • Bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness, as of language, disposition, or manners.
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.
12 Junacquiesce
  • To accept or consent passively or without objection -- usually used with 'in' or 'to'.

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.
24 Augab ovo
  • From the beginning.

17 Jan 2017ab ovo
  • From the beginning.
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