Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
1 May 2015risible
  • Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to laugh.
  • Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing.
  • Used in, or expressing, laughter; as, risible muscles.
30 Apr 2015emblazon
  • To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.
29 Apr 2015verdure
  • Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as, the verdure of the meadows in June.
28 Apr 2015Ides
  • In the ancient Roman calendar the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.
27 Apr 2015augury
  • The art or practice of foretelling events; divination.
  • An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future.
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.
25 Apr 2015elucidate
  • To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as, an example will elucidate the subject.
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.
23 Apr 2015travail
  • Very hard work; toil.
  • Intense pains; agony; anguish.
  • Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
22 Apr 2015atrabilious
  • Melancholic; gloomy.
  • Irritable; ill-natured; peevish.
21 Apr 2015parsimony
  • Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; -- generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality.
20 Apr 2015lascivious
  • Wanton; lewd; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.
  • Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.
19 Apr 2015impugn
  • To attack as false; to challenge in argument; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose.
18 Apr 2015argot
  • A specialized and often secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group.
  • A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds.
17 Apr 2015supernumerary
  • Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment.
  • Exceeding a necessary, usual, or required number or quality; superfluous; as, supernumerary addresses; supernumerary expense.
16 Apr 2015prestidigitation
  • Manual dexterity in the execution of tricks; sleight of hand; legerdemain.
15 Apr 2015obviate
  • To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going.
14 Apr 2015venal
  • Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; held for sale; salable; purchasable.
  • Capable of being corrupted.
13 Apr 2015ubiquitous
  • Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
12 Apr 2015redress
  • To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
  • To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
  • To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.
11 Apr 2015vicissitude
  • Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
  • Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
  • A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
10 Apr 2015stolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive.
9 Apr 2015wheedle
  • to entice by soft words; to cajole; to flatter; to coax
  • to gain or get by flattery or guile
8 Apr 2015putative
  • Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child.
7 Apr 2015vehement
  • Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; fervid
  • Characterized by great force or energy; strong
6 Apr 2015truculent
  • Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
  • Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
5 Apr 2015compunction
  • A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
4 Apr 2015espy
  • To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
3 Apr 2015rebarbative
  • Repellent; irritating; unpleasant, objectionable.
2 Apr 2015Hobson's choice
  • A choice without an alternative; the thing offered or nothing.
1 Apr 2015inveterate
  • Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse.
  • Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
31 Mar 2015supercilious
  • Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; a supercilious air; supercilious behavior.
30 Mar 2015defenestrate
  • To throw out of a window.
29 Mar 2015gesticulate
  • To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
28 Mar 2015fop
  • A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance; a dandy.
27 Mar 2015propound
  • To offer for consideration; put forward; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument
26 Mar 2015inveigh
  • To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; -- with against; as, to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse.
25 Mar 2015tchotchke
  • A trinket; a knickknack; a gewgaw.
24 Mar 2015gainsay
  • To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
23 Mar 2015canard
  • An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
22 Mar 2015vainglory
  • Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.
21 Mar 2015constitutional
20 Mar 2015fulsome
  • Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; insincere or excessively lavish; esp., offensive from excess of praise.
19 Mar 2015fin de siecle
  • A phrase mostly used adjectively in English to signify: belonging to, or characteristic of, the close of the (19th) century; hence, modern; ``up-to-date;'' sophisticated; world-weary; decadent.
18 Mar 2015inure
  • (transitive) To use or accustom till use gives little or no pain or inconvenience; to habituate; to practice habitually.
  • (intransitive) To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.
17 Mar 2015choler
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
16 Mar 2015imbroglio
  • A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.
15 Mar 2015land of Nod
  • Sleep.
14 Mar 2015assiduous
  • Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting.
  • Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor.
13 Mar 2015daedal
  • Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.
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