Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
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."
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').
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.
25 Mar 2015tchotchke
  • A trinket; a knickknack; a gewgaw.
27 Jul 2018tchotchke
  • A trinket; a knickknack.

9 Dec 2014taw
  • a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
6 Jun 2016tattoo
  • A rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping.
  • A beat of a drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, giving notice to soldiers to go to their quarters at night.
  • A display of military exercises given as evening entertainment.
31 Jul 2016tatterdemalion
  • A person dressed in tattered or ragged clothing; a ragamuffin.
2 Jan 2017tarradiddle
  • A petty falsehood; a fib.
  • Pretentious nonsense.
24 Dec 2018taciturn
  • Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.

21 Feb 2014taciturn
  • Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
20 Sep 2018syncretic
  • Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.

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