Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
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.
4 AprBrobdingnagian
  • Of extraordinary size; gigantic; enormous.

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.
17 Marbravura
  • 1. A florid, brilliant style of music that emphasizes the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
    2. A showy or brilliant 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.
1 Marbombinate
  • 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.
21 Jul 2014billingsgate
  • Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
23 Marbillingsgate
  • Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.

6 Dec 2015billet-doux
  • A love letter or note.
9 Sep 2017billet-doux
  • A love letter or note.

15 Jun 2016billet
  • Lodging for soldiers.
  • An official order directing that a soldier be provided with lodging.
  • A position of employment; a job.
16 May 2015bifurcate
  • To divide into two branches or parts.
28 Feb 2017biddable
  • Easily led or commanded; obedient.
  • Capable of being bid.
2 Sep 2016bibulous
  • Of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcoholic drink.
  • Readily absorbing fluids or moisture.
9 Mar 2016bibelot
  • A small decorative object without practical utility; a trinket.
28 Jan 2016bevy
  • A group; an assembly or collection.
  • A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.
30 Mar 2017betimes
  • Early; in good time; before it is late.
  • At times; on occasion.
  • [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.
18 Apr 2014bete noire
  • Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
1 Jan 2015bestow
  • To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.

28 Feb 2015berate
  • To scold severely or angrily.
13 Aug 2016benison
  • Blessing; benediction.
14 Nov 2016benignant
  • Kind; gracious.
  • Beneficial; favorable.
8 Janbenignant
  • 1. Kind; gracious.
    2. Beneficial; favorable.

25 Sep 2014beneficence
  • The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.
16 Jul 2017beneficence
  • 1. The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity.
    2. A charitable gift or act.

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