Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
23 Apr 2015travail
  • Very hard work; toil.
  • Intense pains; agony; anguish.
  • Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
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 Aprtortuous
  • 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 Jantoper
  • 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.
31 Jul 2017tocsin
  • 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
    2. A warning.

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.
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."

30 Dec 2014tittle-tattle
  • Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
  • An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
1 Dec 2017titivate
  • To smarten up; to spruce up.

14 Sep 2015titivate
  • To smarten up; to spruce (up).
23 Apr 2016tirade
  • 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
2 Jun 2018tete-a-tete
  • 1. Private; confidential; familiar.

    noun:
    1. A private conversation between two people.
    2. A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.

23 Jan 2017tete-a-tete
  • A private conversation between two people.
  • A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.
13 Nov 2016tetchy
  • Peevish; testy; irritable.
23 Jun 2018tetchy
  • Peevish; testy; irritable.

25 Dec 2016terminus
  • The finishing point; the end.
  • A boundary; a border; a limit.
  • A post or stone marking a boundary.
  • Either end of a railroad or other transportation line; also, the station house, town, or city at that place.
10 Febtermagant
  • 1. A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.

    adjective:
    1. Overbearing; shrewish; scolding.

6 Aug 2015termagant
  • A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.
13 Jul 2015tergiversation
  • The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous; subterfuge; evasion.
  • The act of abandoning a party or cause.
13 Jantenet
  • Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine that a person holds or maintains as true.

12 Aug 2016tenet
  • Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine that a person holds or maintains as true.
22 Jun 2017tenebrous
  • Dark; gloomy.

17 Sep 2014tenebrous
  • Dark; gloomy.
11 Sep 2014tendentious
  • Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
18 Nov 2017tendentious
  • Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.

25 Feb 2017temporize
  • To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
  • To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
  • To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
  • To come to terms (usually followed by 'with').
29 Maytemporize
  • 1. To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
    2. To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
    3. To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
    4. To come to terms (usually followed by 'with').

11 Feb 2018temerity
  • Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.

28 May 2014temerity
  • Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
21 Apr 2017temerarious
  • Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.

2 Jan 2014temerarious
  • Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.
8 Feb 2016teetotaler
  • One pledged to entire abstinence from all intoxicating drinks.
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