Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
9 Dec 2014taw
  • a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
8 Dec 2014chichi
  • affectedly trendy
7 Dec 2014arbitrage
  • arbitrage \AHR-buh-trahzh\, noun:
  • arbitrage, verb:
6 Dec 2014agog
  • in eager desire; eager; highly excited; astir

5 Dec 2014inclement
  • Physically severe or harsh (generally restricted to the elements or weather); rough; boisterous; stormy; rigorously cold, etc.
  • Not clement; destitute of a mild and kind temper; void of tenderness; unmerciful; severe; harsh.
4 Dec 2014regale
  • regale\ri-GAY(uh)L\, verb:
  • regale, noun:
3 Dec 2014knell
  • The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything.
2 Dec 2014kobold
  • A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow.
1 Dec 2014plethora
  • 1. Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperæmia; -- opposed to anæmia.
    2. State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.
30 Nov 2014objurgate
  • express strong disapproval of;
  • censure severely
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.
28 Nov 2014exiguity
  • Scantiness; smallness; thinness;the quality of being meager. --EXIGUOUS, adjective
27 Nov 2014assuage
  • To soften; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult.
26 Nov 2014canorous
  • Melodious; musical
    canorously, adv.; canorousness, n.
25 Nov 2014thaumaturgy
  • The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain
24 Nov 2014susurrus
  • The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur; a rustling
23 Nov 2014glower
  • to stare angrily or with a scowl.
22 Nov 2014capacious
  • Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.
21 Nov 2014capitulate
  • to surrender under agreed conditions
20 Nov 2014dapple
  • A small contrasting spot or blotch
19 Nov 2014umbrage
  • suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment
18 Nov 2014bivouac
  • > The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack  2: An encampment for the night usually without tents or covering.  --v.i.; BIVOUACKED; BIVOUACKING: To encamp for the night under little or no shelter.
17 Nov 2014deprecate
  • to disapprove of strongly; deplore 2: belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts" 3 archaic: To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer
16 Nov 2014emolument
  • The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary
15 Nov 2014complement
  • Something that fills up or completes.
  • The quantity or number required to make up a whole or to make something complete.
  • One of two parts that complete a whole or mutually complete each other; a counterpart.
14 Nov 2014quiddity
  • The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity of a thing.
  • A hairsplitting distinction; a trifling point; a quibble.
  • An eccentricity; an odd feature.
13 Nov 2014gewgaw
  • A showy trifle; a trinket; a bauble.
12 Nov 2014pugilist
  • BR> One who fights with the fists; especially, a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
11 Nov 2014conurbation
  • An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.
10 Nov 2014doff
  • To take off, as an article of clothing.
  • To tip or remove (one's hat).
  • To put aside; to rid oneself of.
9 Nov 2014subfusc
  • Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
8 Nov 2014robustious
  • Boisterous; vigorous.
  • Coarse; rough; crude.
7 Nov 2014descant
  • (Music) (a) A melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor. (b) The upper voice in part music.
  • A discourse or discussion on a theme.
6 Nov 2014propinquity
  • Nearness in place; proximity.
  • Nearness in time.
  • Nearness of relation; kinship.
5 Nov 2014castigate
  • To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.
4 Nov 2014jollification
  • Merrymaking; festivity; revelry.
3 Nov 2014officious
  • Marked by excessive eagerness in offering services or advice where they are neither requested nor needed; meddlesome.
2 Nov 2014lugubrious
  • Mournful, often exaggeratedly or affectedly; woeful; gloomy.
1 Nov 2014succinct
  • Characterized by compressed precise expression with no wasted words; brief; concise.
31 Oct 2014callow
  • Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.
30 Oct 2014posit
  • To assume as real or conceded.
  • To propose as an explanation; to suggest.
  • To dispose or set firmly or fixedly.
29 Oct 2014atelier
  • A workshop; a studio.
28 Oct 2014badinage
  • Light, playful talk; banter.
27 Oct 2014fetid
  • Having an offensive smell; stinking.
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.
25 Oct 2014cogent
  • Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
24 Oct 2014irrefragable
  • Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.
23 Oct 2014flippant
  • Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.
22 Oct 2014palindrome
  • A word, phrase, sentence, or verse that reads the same backward or forward.
21 Oct 2014orotund
  • Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
  • Pompous; bombastic.
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