Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
31 May 2017truculent
  • 1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
    2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.

14 Aug 2015truckle
  • To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner.
22 Jul 2019truckle
  • To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner.

20 Aug 2016troglodyte
  • A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
  • One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
22 Apr 2019triskaidekaphobia
  • A morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th.

1 Aug 2014triskaidekaphobia
  • a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
    --triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe, noun
28 Jan 2019trice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."

4 Dec 2016trice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."
21 Dec 2018trepidation
  • 1. [Archaic] An involuntary trembling; quaking; quivering.
    2. A state of dread or alarm; nervous agitation; apprehension; fright.

24 Dec 2014trepidation
  • . An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
  • . Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
3 Sep 2018trencherman
  • A hearty eater.

16 Nov 2016trencherman
  • A hearty eater.
12 Jan 2017trenchant
  • Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
  • Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
  • Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.
2 May 2019trenchant
  • 1. Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
    2. Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
    3. Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.

15 Martremulous
  • 1. Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.
    2. Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.

18 Jun 2016tremulous
  • Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.
  • Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.
27 Jan 2017treacly
  • Like, or composed of, treacle.
  • Overly sweet or sentimental.
6 Sep 2018travail
  • 1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
    2. Agony; anguish.
    3. The labor of childbirth

    intransitive verb:
    1. To work very hard; to toil.
    2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

23 Apr 2015travail
  • Very hard work; toil.
  • Intense pains; agony; anguish.
  • Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
28 Dec 2019transmute
  • 1. To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To undergo transmutation.

8 Sep 2016transmute
  • To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.
29 Mar 2018transmogrify
  • To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.

15 Nov 2015transmogrify
  • To change into a different shape; to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
13 Jun 2017trammel
  • 1. A kind of net for catching birds, fish, etc.
    2. A kind of shackle used for making a horse amble.
    3. Something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
    4. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
    5. An instrument for drawing ellipses.
    6. An instrument for aligning or adjusting parts of a machine.

    transitive verb:
    1. To entangle, as in a net; to enmesh.
    2. To hamper; to hinder the activity, progress, or freedom of.

24 Dec 2013traduce
  • To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
24 Oct 2018tractable
  • 1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
    2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.

16 Jul 2015tractable
  • Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable; governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner.
25 Apr 2014tortuous
  • Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
  • Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
  • Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."
28 Apr 2019tortuous
  • 1. Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
    2. Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
    3. Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."

25 Dec 2014torrid
  • : Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching; as, ``torrid heat''
  • : characterized by intense emotion; as, ``a torrid love affair''
  • : emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, ``a torrid dance''
21 Jun 2014torpid
  • Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
  • Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
  • Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
4 Mar 2018torpid
  • 1. Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
    2. Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
    3. Dull; sluggish; apathetic.

8 Dec 2016toper
  • One who drinks frequently or to excess.
16 Jan 2019toper
  • One who drinks frequently or to excess.

14 Dec 2017toothsome
  • 1. Pleasing to the taste; delicious; as, "a toothsome pie."
    2. Agreeable; attractive; as, "a toothsome offer."
    3. Sexually attractive.

24 Jul 2015toothsome
  • Delicious to the taste; palatable; luscious: as, a toothsome pie.
  • Agreeable; attractive: as, a toothsome offer.
  • Sexually attractive.
2 Jul 2014tocsin
  • An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
  • A warning.
29 Sep 2019tocsin
  • 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
    2. A warning.

31 Jul 2017tocsin
  • 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
    2. A warning.

22 Sep 2017tmesis
  • In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely."

29 Nov 2014tmesis
  • in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, what place soever instead of whatsoever place, or abso-bloody-lutely.
30 Dec 2014tittle-tattle
  • Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
  • An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
14 Sep 2015titivate
  • To smarten up; to spruce (up).
1 Dec 2017titivate
  • To smarten up; to spruce up.

23 Apr 2016tirade
  • A long angry speech; a violent denunciation; a prolonged outburst full of censure or abuse.
26 Febtirade
  • A long angry speech; a violent denunciation; a prolonged outburst full of censure or abuse.

9 Oct 2016tintinnabulation
  • A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells.
20 Apr 2016timorous
  • Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
  • Indicating, or caused by, fear.
9 Apr 2018timorous
  • 1. Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
    2. Indicating, or caused by, fear.

25 Nov 2014thaumaturgy
  • The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain
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