Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
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.
20 Oct 2014vim
  • Power; force; energy; spirit; activity; vigor.
19 Oct 2014parlous
  • Attended with peril; fraught with danger; hazardous.
18 Oct 2014wayworn
  • Wearied by traveling.
17 Oct 2014booboisie
  • A class of people regarded as stupid or foolish.
16 Oct 2014meticulous
  • Extremely or excessively careful about details.
15 Oct 2014circumlocution
  • The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.
14 Oct 2014panacea
  • A remedy for all diseases, problems, or evils; a universal medicine; a cure-all.
13 Oct 2014repast
  • Something taken as food; a meal.
12 Oct 2014encumbrance
  • Something that burdens or impedes; a burdensome and troublesome load; an impediment.
  • A claim or lien upon property.
11 Oct 2014practicable
  • Capable of being done, accomplished, or put into practice; feasible; as, "a practicable method; a practicable aim."
  • Capable of being used; usable.
10 Oct 2014bouleversement
  • Complete overthrow; a reversal; a turning upside down.
9 Oct 2014algorithm
  • A step-by-step procedure for solving a problem in a finite number of steps that often involves repetition of an operation.
8 Oct 2014edacious
  • Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
7 Oct 2014hale
  • Free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy.
6 Oct 2014missive
  • A written message; a letter.
5 Oct 2014coruscate
  • To give off or reflect bright beams or flashes of light; to sparkle.
  • To exhibit brilliant, sparkling technique or style.
4 Oct 2014pukka
  • Authentic; genuine.
  • Good of its kind; first-class.
3 Oct 2014obsequious
  • Marked by or exhibiting servile attentiveness; compliant to excess; fawning.
2 Oct 2014visage
  • The face or appearance of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
  • Appearance; aspect.
1 Oct 2014segue
  • To proceed without interruption; to make a smooth transition.
30 Sep 2014fealty
  • Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord.
  • The oath by which this obligation was assumed.
  • Fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
29 Sep 2014impassive
  • Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
  • Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.
28 Sep 2014multifarious
  • Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.
27 Sep 2014nugatory
  • Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
  • Having no force; inoperative; ineffectual.
26 Sep 2014aver
  • To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.
  • (Law) To assert, claim, or declare as a fact.
25 Sep 2014beneficence
  • The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.
24 Sep 2014matutinal
  • Relating to or occurring in the morning; early.
23 Sep 2014circumambient
  • Surrounding; being on all sides; encompassing.
22 Sep 2014clarion
  • A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
  • The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.
21 Sep 2014parley
  • A conference or discussion, especially with an enemy, as with regard to a truce or other matters.
20 Sep 2014inscrutable
  • Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable; as, an inscrutable design or event.
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