Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
13 Apr 2014cogitate
  • To think deeply or intently; to ponder; to meditate.
25 Oct 2014cogent
  • Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
6 Dec 2017cogent
  • Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.

3 Jun 2014coeval
  • Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.
13 May 2016Cockaigne
  • An imaginary land of ease and luxury.
1 Mar 2017cloy
  • To weary by excess, especially of sweetness, richness, pleasure, etc.
7 Mar 2015clinquant
  • Glittering with gold or silver; tinseled.
19 Jul 2016clerisy
  • The well educated class; the intelligentsia.
12 Mar 2014clemency
  • Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
  • An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
  • Mildness, especially of weather.
22 Sep 2014clarion
  • A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
  • The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.
7 Dec 2013claque
  • A group hired to applaud at a performance.
  • A group of fawning admirers.
14 Feb 2016clamber
  • To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; -- also used figuratively.
27 Sep 2015circumspect
  • Attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious; prudent; wary.
15 Oct 2014circumlocution
  • The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.
12 May 2017circumlocution
  • The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.

23 Sep 2014circumambient
  • Surrounding; being on all sides; encompassing.
16 Aug 2014chthonic
  • dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
11 Feb 2016chortle
  • To utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
7 Dec 2016choleric
  • Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
  • Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
17 Mar 2015choler
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
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".
27 Jul 2016chimera
  • (Capitalized) A fire-breathing she-monster represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
  • Any imaginary monster made up of grotesquely incongruous parts.
  • An illusion or mental fabrication; a grotesque product of the imagination.
  • An individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
8 Dec 2014chichi
  • affectedly trendy
10 Janchicanery
  • 1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
    2. A trick; a subterfuge.

10 May 2015chicanery
  • The use of trickery to deceive (especially in matters of law).
  • A trick or quibble.
19 Apr 2014chary
  • Wary; cautious.
  • Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
22 Apr 2014chagrin
  • Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
13 Sep 2017chagrin
  • 1. Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.

    transitive verb:
    1. To unsettle or vex by disappointment or humiliation; to mortify.

26 Nov 2015cerebration
  • The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.
26 Dec 2016censure
  • The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
  • An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
25 Nov 2016censorious
  • Tending to blame, condemn, or criticize; harshly critical.
  • Implying or expressing harsh criticism or disapproval; as, "censorious remarks."
20 Jan 2014celerity
  • Rapidity of motion or action; quickness; swiftness.
28 May 2016cavort
  • To bound or prance about.
  • To have lively or boisterous fun; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner.
17 Jun 2017cavil
  • 1. To raise trivial or frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.

    transitive verb:
    1. To raise trivial objections to.

    noun:
    1. A trivial or frivolous objection.

12 Mar 2015cavil
17 Oct 2015caveat
  • (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc.
  • A warning or caution; also, a cautionary qualification or explanation to prevent misunderstanding.
18 Jan 2014cavalcade
  • A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
  • Any procession.
  • A sequence; a series.
24 May 2016caterwaul
  • To make a harsh cry.
  • To have a noisy argument.
7 Nov 2015cataract
  • A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
  • A downpour; a flood.
  • An opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, which prevents the passage of the rays of light and impairs or destroys the sight.
18 May 2017castigate
  • To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.

5 Nov 2014castigate
  • To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.
8 May 2016carom
  • A rebound following a collision; a glancing off.
  • A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls on the table.
1 Jul 2014carapace
  • The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
  • Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.
23 Sep 2017carapace
  • 1. The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
    2. Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.

14 Sep 2014captious
  • Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
  • Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.
20 May 2017captious
  • 1. Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
    2. Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.

27 Oct 2017capricious
  • Apt to change suddenly; whimsical; changeable.

21 Nov 2014capitulate
  • to surrender under agreed conditions
2 Jul 2017capitulate
  • To surrender under agreed conditions.

12 Jun 2017capacious
  • Able to contain much; roomy; spacious.

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