Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
10 Dec 2018profligate
  • 1. Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute.
    2. Recklessly wasteful.

    noun:
    1. A profligate person.

9 Dec 2018surreptitious
  • 1. Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
    2. Acting with or marked by stealth.

8 Dec 2018ambit
  • 1. Circuit or compass.
    2. The boundaries or limits of a district or place.
    3. An area in which something acts, operates, or has power or control; extent; sphere; scope.

7 Dec 2018sycophant
  • A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; a parasite; a toady.

6 Dec 2018enjoin
  • 1. To direct or impose with authority; to order.
    2. To prohibit; to forbid.

5 Dec 2018hardscrabble
  • 1. Yielding a bare or meager living with great labor or difficulty.
    2. Marked by poverty.

4 Dec 2018lapidary
  • 1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
    2. Engraved in stone.
    3. Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.

    noun:
    1. One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
    2. A dealer in precious stones.

3 Dec 2018malodorous
  • Having a bad odor.

2 Dec 2018hoi polloi
  • The common people generally; the masses.

1 Dec 2018apogee
  • 1. 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.
    2. The farthest or highest point; culmination.

30 Nov 2018turbid
  • 1. Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
    2. Thick; dense; dark; -- used of clouds, air, fog, smoke, etc.
    3. Disturbed; confused; disordered.

29 Nov 2018sonorous
  • 1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
    2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
    3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; as, the vowels are sonorous.
    4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.

28 Nov 2018doyen
  • 1. The senior member of a body or group.
    2. One who is knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some field of endeavor.
    3. A woman who is a doyen.

27 Nov 2018impregnable
  • 1. Not capable of being stormed or taken by assault; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress.
    2. Difficult or impossible to overcome or refute successfully; beyond question or criticism; as, an impregnable argument.

26 Nov 2018raffish
  • 1. Characterized by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity, crudeness, or rowdiness; tawdry.
    2. Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; rakish.

25 Nov 2018beau ideal
  • A perfect or an idealized type or model.

24 Nov 2018slaver
  • 1. To slobber; to drool.

    noun:
    1. Saliva drooling from the mouth.

23 Nov 2018vivify
  • 1. To endue with life; to make alive; to animate.
    2. To make more lively or intense.

22 Nov 2018satiety
  • The state of being full or gratified to or beyond the point of satisfaction.

21 Nov 2018crux
  • 1. The basic, central, or critical point or feature.
    2. Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain or solve.

20 Nov 2018bucolic
  • 1. Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
    2. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.

    noun:
    1. A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
    2. A country person.

19 Nov 2018Pyrrhic victory
  • A victory achieved at great or excessive cost; a ruinous victory.

18 Nov 2018idee fixe
  • An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.

17 Nov 2018genial
  • 1. [Obsolete] Pertaining to generation or marriage.
    2. Friendly, warm; kindly; sympathetically cheerful and cheering.
    3. Mild, pleasant; comfortable; favorable to life or growth.

16 Nov 2018missive
  • A written message; a letter.

15 Nov 2018conspectus
  • 1. A general sketch or survey of a subject.
    2. A synopsis; an outline.

14 Nov 2018roseate
  • 1. Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
    2. Resembling a rose especially in color.

13 Nov 2018moribund
  • 1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
    2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.

12 Nov 2018pellucid
  • 1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
    2. Easily understandable.

11 Nov 2018homily
  • 1. A sermon; a discourse on a religious theme.
    2. A moralizing lecture or discourse.
    3. An inspirational saying; also, a platitude.

10 Nov 2018cohort
  • 1. A group or band of people.
    2. A companion; an associate.
    3. A group of people sharing a common statistical factor (as age or membership in a class) in a demographic study.
    4. (Roman Antiquity) A body of about 300 to 600 soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
    5. Any group or body of warriors.

9 Nov 2018gadabout
  • Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.

8 Nov 2018maunder
  • 1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
    2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.

7 Nov 2018conflate
  • 1. To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
    2. To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.

6 Nov 2018overweening
  • 1. Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous.
    2. Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.

5 Nov 2018dissimulate
  • 1. To conceal under a false appearance.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To hide one's feelings or intentions; to put on a false appearance; to feign; to pretend.

4 Nov 2018inscrutable
  • Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable.

3 Nov 2018supine
  • 1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
    2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.

2 Nov 2018censure
  • 1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
    2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.

    transitive verb:
    1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.
    2. To express official disapproval of.

1 Nov 2018extemporaneous
  • 1. Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; impromptu.
    2. Prepared beforehand but delivered without notes or text.
    3. Skilled at or given to extemporaneous speech.
    4. Provided, made, or put to use as an expedient; makeshift.

31 Oct 2018pettifogger
  • 1. A petty, unscrupulous lawyer; a shyster.
    2. A person who quibbles over trivia.

30 Oct 2018yeasty
  • 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling yeast.
    2. Not yet settled or formed; immature or incomplete.
    3. Marked by agitation or change.
    4. Frothy or trivial; frivolous.
    5. Full of vitality; exuberant.

29 Oct 2018cudgel
  • 1. A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.

    transitive verb:
    1. To beat with or as if with a cudgel.

28 Oct 2018foofaraw
  • 1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
    2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.

27 Oct 2018imprecation
  • 1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone.
    2. A curse.

26 Oct 2018eddy
  • 1. A current of air or water running in a direction contrary to the main current, or moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
    2. A tendency or current (as of opinion or history) contrary to or separate from a main current.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To move in an eddy or as if in an eddy; to move in a circle.

    transitive verb:
    1. To cause to move in an eddy or as if in an eddy.

25 Oct 2018bromide
  • 1. A compound of bromine and another element or a positive organic radical.
    2. A dose of potassium bromide taken as a sedative.
    3. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
    4. A commonplace or conventional saying.

24 Oct 2018tractable
  • 1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
    2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.

23 Oct 2018incarnadine
  • 1. Having a fleshy pink color.
    2. Red; blood-red.

    transitive verb:
    1. To make red or crimson.

22 Oct 2018bowdlerize
  • 1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
    2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.

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