Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
16 Oct 2017exegete
  • A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.

13 Octexegesis
  • Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.

6 May 2016exegesis
  • Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.
13 Febexecrable
  • 1. Deserving to be execrated; detestable; abominable.
    2. Extremely bad; of very poor quality; very inferior.

14 Oct 2015execrable
  • Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable.
  • Extremely bad; of very poor quality.
6 Nov 2015excursus
  • A dissertation that is appended to a work and that contains a more extended exposition of some important point or topic.
  • A digression.
1 Mayexculpate
  • To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.

24 Feb 2014exculpate
  • To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
1 Oct 2016excrescence
  • Something (especially something abnormal) growing out from something else.
  • A disfiguring or unwanted mark, part, or addition.
12 Aug 2015excoriate
  • To express strong disapproval of; to censure scathingly; to denounce.
  • To flay; to strip, scratch, or peel off the skin of; to abrade; to chafe.
17 Nov 2017excoriate
  • 1. To express strong disapproval of; to denounce.
    2. To tear or wear off the skin of.

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"
31 Augexacerbate
  • To render more severe, violent, or bitter; to irritate; to aggravate; to make worse.

27 Apr 2014exacerbate
  • To render more severe, violent, or bitter; to irritate; to aggravate; to make worse.
12 Jul 2014evince
  • To show in a clear manner; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light.
10 Jun 2017evanescent
  • Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.

15 Jan 2014evanescent
  • Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.
24 Jul 2014euphonious
  • Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.
3 Jul 2016etiolate
  • (Botany) To bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight.
  • To make pale or sickly.
  • To make weak by stunting the growth or development of.
19 Oct 2017esurient
  • Hungry; voracious; greedy.

3 Apr 2014esurient
  • Hungry; voracious; greedy.
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.
29 Mar 2014eschew
  • To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
9 Mayeschew
  • To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).

24 Junerudite
  • Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; learned.

4 Jan 2014erudite
  • Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; learned.
26 Jan 2017eructation
  • The act of belching; a belch.
28 Apr 2017ersatz
  • Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.

15 Sep 2014ersatz
  • Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.
7 Feb 2015erroneous
  • containing or characterized by error; as, "erroneous conclusions"
17 Dec 2015errant
  • Wandering; roving, especially in search of adventure.
  • Deviating from an appointed course; straying.
  • Straying from the proper standards (as of truth or propriety).
  • Moving aimlessly or irregularly; as, an errant breeze.
30 Oct 2017ergo
  • Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.

6 Sep 2015ergo
  • Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.
3 May 2016eremite
  • A hermit, especially a religious recluse.
23 Mayeremite
  • A hermit, especially a religious recluse.

7 Sepequivocate
  • To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.

12 Jun 2014equivocate
  • To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.
20 Oct 2015equipoise
  • Equality of weight or force; hence, equilibrium; a state in which the two ends or sides of a thing are balanced, and hence equal; state of being equally balanced; -- said of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
  • Counterpoise; counterbalance.
4 Febequipoise
  • 1. A state of being equally balanced; equilibrium; -- as of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
    2. Counterbalance.

8 Octequanimity
  • Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."

30 Jul 2015equanimity
  • Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity.
27 Oct 2015equable
  • . Equal and uniform; not varying.
  • . Not easily disturbed; serene; not variable or changing -- said of the feelings or temper.
10 Marequable
  • 1. Equal and uniform; not varying.
    2. Not easily disturbed; not variable or changing -- said of the feelings, temper, etc.

9 Nov 2017epigone
  • An inferior imitator, especially of some distinguished writer, artist, musician, or philosopher.

1 Sep 2015epigone
  • An inferior imitator, especially of some distinguished writer, artist, musician, or philosopher.
21 Jul 2016epicene
  • Having the characteristics of both sexes.
  • Effeminate; unmasculine.
  • Sexless; neuter.
  • (Linguistics) Having but one form of the noun for both the male and the female.
3 Dec 2016ephemeron
  • Something short-lived or of no lasting significance.
  • ephemera: Items, especially printed matter (as posters, broadsides, pamphlets, etc.), intended to be of use or importance for only a short time but preserved by collectors.
30 Marephemeron
  • 1. Something short-lived or of no lasting significance.
    2. ephemera: Items, especially printed matter (as posters, broadsides, pamphlets, etc.), intended to be of use or importance for only a short time but preserved by collectors.

28 May 2015ephemeral
  • Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; as, an ephemeral flower.
  • Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.
30 May 2017ephemeral
  • 1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; as, an ephemeral flower.
    2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.

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