Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
2 Jul 2017capitulate
  • To surrender under agreed conditions.

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

22 Nov 2014capacious
  • Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.
5 Jan 2017cap-a-pie
  • From head to foot; at all points.
20 Jul 2017cant
  • 1. The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
    2. The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity.
    3. Empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; insincere talk; hypocrisy.
    4. A whining manner of speaking, especially of beggars.

26 Nov 2014canorous
  • Melodious; musical
    canorously, adv.; canorousness, n.
8 Jun 2017canorous
  • Richly melodious; pleasant sounding; musical.

29 Nov 2017canard
  • 1. An unfounded, false, or fabricated report or story.
    2. A horizontal control and stabilizing surface mounted forward of the main wing of an aircraft.
    3. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizer is mounted forward of the main wing.

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.
20 Jun 2014camarilla
  • A group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.
26 May 2015calumny
  • False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander.
31 Oct 2014callow
  • Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.
24 Jun 2016cajole
  • To persuade with flattery, repeated appeals, or soothing words; to coax.
10 May 2017caesura
  • 1. A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study || of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man].
    2. Any break, pause, or interruption.

23 Nov 2016caesura
  • A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study || of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man].
  • Any break, pause, or interruption.
18 Sep 2014cadre
  • A core or nucleus of trained or otherwise qualified personnel around which an organization is formed.
  • A tightly knit and trained group of dedicated members active in promoting the interests of a revolutionary party.
  • A member of such a group.
  • A framework upon which a larger entity can be built; a scheme.
1 Jan 2016cadge
  • To beg or obtain by begging; to sponge.
11 Jul 2015cacophony
  • Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
  • The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.
11 Jul 2016cabal
  • A secret, conspiratorial association of plotters or intriguers whose purpose is usually to bring about an overturn especially in public affairs.
  • The schemes or plots of such an association.
12 May 2015buss
  • A kiss; a playful kiss; a smack.
8 Jun 2014busker
  • A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.
14 Jun 2017busker
  • A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.

5 Jun 2014bumptious
  • Crudely, presumptuously, or loudly self-assertive.
25 Feb 2016bucolic
  • Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
  • Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.
13 Janbrummagem
  • Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.

5 Aug 2017bruit
  • To report; to noise abroad.

15 Sep 2015bromide
  • A compound of bromine and another element or a positive organic radical.
  • A dose of potassium bromide taken as a sedative.
  • A dull person with conventional thoughts.
  • A commonplace or conventional saying.
21 Dec 2014Brobdingnagian
  • Colossal; of extraordinary height; gigantic. -- as a noun: a giant. [Often misspelt Brobdignagian.]
26 Mar 2014brio
  • Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.
13 Feb 2016bricolage
  • Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
9 Jun 2015bravura
  • A florid, brilliant style of music, written for effect, to show the range and flexibility of a singer's voice, or the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
  • A showy display.
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.
22 Jul 2016braggadocio
  • A braggart.
  • Empty boasting.
  • A swaggering, cocky manner.
26 Apr 2016brackish
  • Somewhat salty.
  • Distasteful; unpalatable.
27 Sep 2016bowdlerize
  • To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
  • To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.
10 Oct 2014bouleversement
  • Complete overthrow; a reversal; a turning upside down.
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.
6 Aug 2014bootless
  • Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.
17 Oct 2014booboisie
  • A class of people regarded as stupid or foolish.
17 Mar 2014bonhomie
  • Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
17 Janbonhomie
  • Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

11 Feb 2017bon vivant
  • A person with refined and sociable tastes, especially one who enjoys fine food and drink.
13 Nov 2015bon ton
  • Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
  • The proper or fashionable thing to do.
  • Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.
5 Oct 2016bombinate
  • To buzz; to hum; to drone.
27 Feb 2015bombast
  • High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion.
9 Apr 2016bloviate
  • To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
22 Mar 2014blandishment
  • Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
14 Apr 2016blackguard
  • A rude or unscrupulous person; a scoundrel.
  • A person who uses foul or abusive language.
6 Sep 2017bivouac
  • 1. An encampment for the night, usually under little or no shelter.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To encamp for the night, usually under little or no shelter.

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.
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