Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
2 Sep 2014deride
  • To laugh at with contempt; to subject to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
1 Sep 2014soporific
  • Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.
31 Aug 2014contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."
30 Aug 2014exalt
  • To praise, glorify, or honor
  • To heighten or intensify
  • To raise in rank, character, or status; as, "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
29 Aug 2014crepuscular
  • Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous.
  • (Zoology) Flying in the twilight or evening, or before sunrise; -- said certain birds and insects.
28 Aug 2014gourmand
  • One who eats to excess.
  • A lover of good food.
27 Aug 2014omnipresent
  • Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous.
26 Aug 2014adventitious
  • Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
  • (Biology) Out of the proper or usual place; as, "adventitious buds or roots."
25 Aug 2014ineffable
  • Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable.
  • Not to be uttered; taboo.
24 Aug 2014portend
  • To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshadow; to bode.
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.
22 Aug 2014venial
  • Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable.
21 Aug 2014moiety
  • One of two equal parts; a half.
  • An indefinite part; a small portion or share.
  • One of two basic tribal subdivisions.
20 Aug 2014parsimonious
  • Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess.
19 Aug 2014concatenation
  • A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
18 Aug 2014foment
  • To nurse to life or activity; to encourage; to incite; to instigate; -- often in a bad sense.
17 Aug 2014legerdemain
  • Sleight of hand.
  • A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.
16 Aug 2014chthonic
  • dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
15 Aug 2014convivial
  • Of or relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; fond of festivity and good company; sociable.
14 Aug 2014boulevardier
  • A frequenter of city boulevards, especially in Paris.
  • A sophisticated, worldly, and socially active man; a man who frequents fashionable places; a man-about-town.
13 Aug 2014diktat
  • A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party.
  • An authoritative decree or order.
12 Aug 2014fortuitous
  • Happening by chance; coming or occurring by accident, or without any known cause.
  • Happening by a fortunate or lucky chance.
  • Fortunate or lucky.
11 Aug 2014indelible
  • That cannot be removed, erased, or washed away.
  • Making marks that cannot easily be removed or erased.
  • Incapable of being forgotten; memorable.
10 Aug 2014fiduciary
  • Relating to the holding of something in trust for another.
9 Aug 2014hobnob
  • To associate familiarly.
8 Aug 2014munificent
  • Very liberal in giving or bestowing; very generous; lavish.
7 Aug 2014gimcrack
  • A showy but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.
6 Aug 2014bootless
  • Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.
5 Aug 2014paladin
  • A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.
  • A champion of a cause.
4 Aug 2014redivivus
  • Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.
3 Aug 2014littoral
  • Of, relating to, or on a coastal or shore region, especially a seashore.
2 Aug 2014bravado
  • a. Defiant or swaggering behavior: strove to prevent our courage from turning into bravado. b. A pretense of courage; a false show of bravery.
  • A disposition toward showy defiance or false expressions of courage.
1 Aug 2014triskaidekaphobia
  • a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
    --triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe, noun
31 Jul 2014onus
  • A burden; an obligation; a disagreeable necessity.
  • a: A stigma. b: Blame.
  • The burden of proof.
30 Jul 2014perdurable
  • BR> Very durable; lasting; continuing long.
29 Jul 2014malleable
  • Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
  • Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced.
  • Capable of adjusting to changing circumstances; adaptable.
28 Jul 2014recrimination
  • The act of returning one charge or accusation with another.
  • An accusation brought by the accused against the accuser; a counter accusation.
27 Jul 2014xenophobia
  • Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.
26 Jul 2014ostensible
  • Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
25 Jul 2014quaff
  • To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
24 Jul 2014euphonious
  • Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.
23 Jul 2014schadenfreude
  • A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
22 Jul 2014anodyne
  • Serving to relieve pain; soothing.
  • Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous.
21 Jul 2014billingsgate
  • Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
20 Jul 2014palpable
  • Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
  • Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
19 Jul 2014indigent
  • Extremely poor; not having the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter.
18 Jul 2014prescient
  • Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
17 Jul 2014deliquesce
  • To melt away or to disappear as if by melting.
  • (Chemistry) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
  • To become fluid or soft with age, as certain fungi.
  • To form many small divisions or branches -- used especially of the veins of a leaf.
16 Jul 2014auspicious
  • Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
  • Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."
15 Jul 2014flagitious
  • Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
  • Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
  • Characterized by enormous crimes or scandalous vices; as, "flagitious times."
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