Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
7 Apr 2014precipice
  • A very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; a cliff.
  • The brink of a hazardous situation.
6 Apr 2014affable
  • Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
  • Gracious; benign.
5 Apr 2014gastronome
  • A connoisseur of good food and drink.
4 Apr 2014subterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.
3 Apr 2014esurient
  • Hungry; voracious; greedy.
2 Apr 2014inchoate
  • In an initial or early stage; just begun.
  • Imperfectly formed or formulated.
1 Apr 2014lassitude
  • Lack of vitality or energy; weariness; listlessness.
31 Mar 2014gregarious
  • Tending to form a group with others of the same kind.
  • Seeking and enjoying the company of others.
30 Mar 2014somniferous
  • Causing or inducing sleep.
29 Mar 2014eschew
  • To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
28 Mar 2014protean
  • Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
  • Readily assuming different shapes or forms.
27 Mar 2014vociferous
  • Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
26 Mar 2014brio
  • Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.
25 Mar 2014sang-froid
  • Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.
24 Mar 2014cosset
  • To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
23 Mar 2014plenary
  • Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
  • Fully attended by all qualified members.
22 Mar 2014blandishment
  • Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
21 Mar 2014condign
  • Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.
20 Mar 2014enervate
  • To deprive of vigor, force, or strength; to render feeble; to weaken.
  • To reduce the moral or mental vigor of.
19 Mar 2014lissom
  • Limber; supple; flexible.
  • Light and quick in action; nimble; agile; active.
18 Mar 2014depredation
  • An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
  • [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.
17 Mar 2014bonhomie
  • Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
16 Mar 2014adamant
  • Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
15 Mar 2014indolent
  • Avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive.
  • Conducive to or encouraging laziness or inactivity.
  • Causing little or no pain.
  • Slow to heal, develop, or grow.
14 Mar 2014propitious
  • Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions.
  • Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent.
13 Mar 2014ebullient
  • Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
  • Boiling up or over.
12 Mar 2014clemency
  • Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
  • An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
  • Mildness, especially of weather.
11 Mar 2014mendacious
  • Given to deception or falsehood; lying; untruthful; as, a mendacious person.
  • False; untrue; as, a mendacious statement.
10 Mar 2014dissolute
  • Loose in morals and conduct; marked by indulgence in sensual pleasures or vices.
9 Mar 2014collude
  • To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.
8 Mar 2014abjure
  • To renounce under oath.
  • To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
  • To abstain from; to shun.
7 Mar 2014polyglot
  • Containing or made up of several languages.
  • Writing, speaking, or versed in many languages.
6 Mar 2014beholden
  • Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
5 Mar 2014perfunctory
  • Done merely to carry out a duty; performed mechanically or routinely.
  • Lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent.
4 Mar 2014spoonerism
  • The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
3 Mar 2014firmament
  • The region of the air; the sky; the heavens.
  • The field or sphere of an interest or activity
2 Mar 2014jocund
  • Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.
1 Mar 2014apposite
  • Being of striking appropriateness and relevance; very applicable; apt.
28 Feb 2014desuetude
  • The cessation of use; discontinuance of practice or custom; disuse.
27 Feb 2014pellucid
  • Transparent; clear; not opaque.
  • Easily understandable.
26 Feb 2014quondam
  • Having been formerly; former; sometime.
25 Feb 2014recalcitrant
  • Stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.
24 Feb 2014exculpate
  • To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
23 Feb 2014demagogue
  • A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
  • A leader of the common people in ancient times.
22 Feb 2014proclivity
  • A natural inclination; predisposition.
21 Feb 2014taciturn
  • Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
20 Feb 2014probity
  • Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.
19 Feb 2014abscond
  • To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.
18 Feb 2014lachrymose
  • Given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
  • Causing or tending to cause tears.
17 Feb 2014gravitas
  • High seriousness (as in a person's bearing or in the treatment of a subject).
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