Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
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.
12 Mar 2015cavil
11 Mar 2015respite
  • An interval of rest or relief; temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; pause; delay.
10 Mar 2015miscreant
  • A vile wretch; an evildoer; a villain, rascal.
9 Mar 2015panoply
  • A splendid or impressive array.
  • Defensive armor in general; a full suit of defensive armor.
8 Mar 2015invidious
  • Likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful; as, invidious distinctions.
  • Containing or implying a slight; discriminatory.
7 Mar 2015clinquant
  • Glittering with gold or silver; tinseled.
6 Mar 2015surfeit
  • Excess in eating and drinking.
  • Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
  • An excessive amount.
5 Mar 2015implacable
  • Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.
4 Mar 2015hugger-mugger
  • Secret; clandestine; sly.
  • Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger-mugger doings.
3 Mar 2015sardonic
  • Derisive, mocking, scornful, or bitterly sarcastic.
2 Mar 2015encomium
  • Warm or high praise.
  • A formal expression of praise.
1 Mar 2015supererogatory
  • More than is needed or required.
28 Feb 2015berate
  • To scold severely or angrily.
27 Feb 2015bombast
  • High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion.
26 Feb 2015aggrandize
  • To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
  • To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
  • To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
25 Feb 2015inculcate
  • To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind.
24 Feb 2015animadversion
  • Harsh criticism or disapproval.
  • Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame.
23 Feb 2015chimerical
  • Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; having, or capable of having, no existence except in thought; as, "chimerical projects".
22 Feb 2015doppelganger
  • A spiritual or ghostly double or counterpart; esp., an apparitional double of a living person; a cowalker.
21 Feb 2015flout
  • To treat with contempt; to mock or insult.
    --flout, noun:
    A mock; an insult.
20 Feb 2015contumely
  • Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.
19 Feb 2015vituperate
  • To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
18 Feb 2015precocious
  • 1. Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); as, "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement."
    2. (Botany) Flowering or fruiting early.
17 Feb 2015disheveled
  • In disarray; disordered; disorderly; untidy.
16 Feb 2015autocrat
  • An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar).
  • One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.
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