Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
26 Oct 2014ukase
  • In imperial Russia, a published proclamation or order having the force of law.
  • Any order or decree issued by an authority; an edict.
13 Apr 2015ubiquitous
  • Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
23 May 2017ubiquitous
  • Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time.

13 Jan 2014tyro
  • A beginner in learning; a novice.
3 Jun 2017tyro
  • A beginner in learning; a novice.

16 Jultutelary
  • Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, "tutelary goddesses."

21 May 2015tutelary
  • Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, tutelary goddesses.
28 Sep 2015tutelage
  • The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
  • The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.
  • Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.
2 Nov 2017tutelage
  • 1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
    2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
    3. Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.

8 May 2014turpitude
  • Inherent baseness or vileness of principle, words, or actions; depravity.
  • A base act.
22 Augturgid
  • 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
    2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."

1 Jul 2015turgid
  • Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swollen; bloated; inflated -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.
  • Swelling in style or language; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.
18 Febturgid
  • 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
    2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."

20 Sep 2016turbid
  • Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
  • Thick; dense; dark; -- used of clouds, air, fog, smoke, etc.
  • Disturbed; confused; disordered.
24 Jan 2015tumult
  • . The commotion or agitation of a crowd, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.
  • . Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, ``the tumult of the elements.''
  • . Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, ``the tumult of the spirits or passions.''
26 Mar 2017tumid
  • Swollen, enlarged, or distended; as, "a tumid leg."
  • Bulging; protuberant.
  • Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; inflated; bombastic.
24 May 2017tryst
  • 1. An appointment (as between lovers) to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting.
    2. To mutually agree to meet at a certain place; to keep a tryst.

27 Aug 2015tryst
  • An appointment (as between lovers) to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting.
6 Apr 2015truculent
  • Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
  • Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
31 May 2017truculent
  • 1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
    2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.

14 Aug 2015truckle
  • To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner.
20 Aug 2016troglodyte
  • A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
  • One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
1 Aug 2014triskaidekaphobia
  • a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
    --triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe, noun
4 Dec 2016trice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."
24 Dec 2014trepidation
  • . An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
  • . Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
16 Nov 2016trencherman
  • A hearty eater.
3 Septrencherman
  • A hearty eater.

12 Jan 2017trenchant
  • 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.
18 Jun 2016tremulous
  • Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.
  • Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.
27 Jan 2017treacly
  • Like, or composed of, treacle.
  • Overly sweet or sentimental.
6 Septravail
  • 1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
    2. Agony; anguish.
    3. The labor of childbirth

    intransitive verb:
    1. To work very hard; to toil.
    2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

23 Apr 2015travail
  • Very hard work; toil.
  • Intense pains; agony; anguish.
  • Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
8 Sep 2016transmute
  • To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.
29 Martransmogrify
  • To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.

15 Nov 2015transmogrify
  • To change into a different shape; to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
13 Jun 2017trammel
  • 1. A kind of net for catching birds, fish, etc.
    2. A kind of shackle used for making a horse amble.
    3. Something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
    4. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
    5. An instrument for drawing ellipses.
    6. An instrument for aligning or adjusting parts of a machine.

    transitive verb:
    1. To entangle, as in a net; to enmesh.
    2. To hamper; to hinder the activity, progress, or freedom of.

24 Dec 2013traduce
  • To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
16 Jul 2015tractable
  • Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable; governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner.
25 Apr 2014tortuous
  • Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
  • Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
  • Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."
25 Dec 2014torrid
  • : Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching; as, ``torrid heat''
  • : characterized by intense emotion; as, ``a torrid love affair''
  • : emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, ``a torrid dance''
21 Jun 2014torpid
  • Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
  • Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
  • Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
4 Martorpid
  • 1. Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
    2. Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
    3. Dull; sluggish; apathetic.

8 Dec 2016toper
  • One who drinks frequently or to excess.
14 Dec 2017toothsome
  • 1. Pleasing to the taste; delicious; as, "a toothsome pie."
    2. Agreeable; attractive; as, "a toothsome offer."
    3. Sexually attractive.

24 Jul 2015toothsome
  • Delicious to the taste; palatable; luscious: as, a toothsome pie.
  • Agreeable; attractive: as, a toothsome offer.
  • Sexually attractive.
2 Jul 2014tocsin
  • An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
  • A warning.
31 Jul 2017tocsin
  • 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
    2. A warning.

29 Nov 2014tmesis
  • in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, what place soever instead of whatsoever place, or abso-bloody-lutely.
22 Sep 2017tmesis
  • In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely."

30 Dec 2014tittle-tattle
  • Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
  • An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
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