Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
16 Feb 2018aspersion
  • 1. A damaging or derogatory remark; slander.
    2. The act of defaming or slandering.
    3. A sprinkling with water, especially in religious ceremonies.

17 Feb 2018otiose
  • 1. Ineffective; futile.
    2. Being at leisure; lazy; indolent; idle.
    3. Of no use.

18 Feb 2018turgid
  • 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
    2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."

19 Feb 2018derogate
  • 1. To deviate from what is expected.
    2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.

    transitive verb:
    1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.

20 Feb 2018virtu
  • 1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
    2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
    3. Artistic quality.

21 Feb 2018appurtenance
  • 1. An adjunct; an accessory; something added to another, more important thing.
    2. [Plural]. Accessory objects; gear; apparatus.
    3. [Law]. An incidental right attached to a principal property right for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance.

22 Feb 2018cupidity
  • Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.

23 Feb 2018multifarious
  • Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.

24 Feb 2018fulsome
  • 1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
    2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.

25 Feb 2018arrant
  • Thoroughgoing; downright; out-and-out; confirmed; extreme; notorious.

26 Feb 2018palimpsest
  • 1. A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible.
    2. An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.

27 Feb 2018spurious
  • 1. Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
    2. Of illegitimate birth.

28 Feb 2018cognoscente
  • A person with special knowledge of a subject; a connoisseur.

1 Mar 2018bombinate
  • To buzz; to hum; to drone.

2 Mar 2018incontrovertible
  • Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.

3 Mar 2018protean
  • 1. Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
    2. Readily assuming different shapes or forms.

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.

5 Mar 2018junta
  • 1. A governmental council or committee, especially one that rules after a revolution.
    2. A closely knit group united for a common purpose and usually meeting secretly; also called a junto.

6 Mar 2018variegated
  • 1. Having marks or patches of different colors; as, "variegated leaves or flowers."
    2. Varied; distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.

7 Mar 2018malcontent
  • 1. One who is discontented or dissatisfied.
    2. A discontented subject of a government; one who opposes an established order.

    adjective:
    1. Discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied.

8 Mar 2018cerebration
  • The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.

9 Mar 2018forfend
  • 1. a. (Archaic) To prohibit; to forbid. b. To ward off; to prevent; to avert.
    2. To defend; to protect; to preserve.

10 Mar 2018equable
  • 1. Equal and uniform; not varying.
    2. Not easily disturbed; not variable or changing -- said of the feelings, temper, etc.

11 Mar 2018pleonasm
  • 1. The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "I saw it with my own eyes."
    2. An instance or example of pleonasm.
    3. A superfluous word or expression.

12 Mar 2018stormy petrel
  • 1. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
    2. One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.

13 Mar 2018neoteric
  • Recent in origin; modern; new.

14 Mar 2018glabrous
  • Smooth; having a surface without hairs, projections, or any unevenness.

15 Mar 2018extricate
  • To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.

16 Mar 2018contumely
  • 1. Rudeness or rough treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence.
    2. An instance of contemptuousness in act or speech.

17 Mar 2018bravura
  • 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.

18 Mar 2018paucity
  • 1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity.
    2. Smallness of quantity; insufficiency.

19 Mar 2018arbiter
  • 1. A person appointed or chosen to judge or decide a dispute.
    2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining.

20 Mar 2018discrete
  • 1. Constituting a separate thing; distinct.
    2. Consisting of distinct or unconnected parts.
    3. (Mathematics) Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.

21 Mar 2018gainsay
  • 1. To deny or dispute; to declare false or invalid.
    2. To oppose; to contradict.

22 Mar 2018emolument
  • The wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation.

23 Mar 2018billingsgate
  • Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.

24 Mar 2018practicable
  • 1. Capable of being done, accomplished, or put into practice; feasible; as, "a practicable method; a practicable aim."
    2. Capable of being used; usable.

25 Mar 2018choleric
  • 1. Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
    2. Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.

26 Mar 2018juxtaposition
  • The act or an instance of placing in nearness or side by side.

27 Mar 2018salad days
  • A time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.

28 Mar 2018gravid
  • Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.

29 Mar 2018transmogrify
  • To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.

30 Mar 2018ephemeron
  • 1. Something short-lived or of no lasting significance.
    2. ephemera: Items, especially printed matter (as posters, broadsides, pamphlets, etc.), intended to be of use or importance for only a short time but preserved by collectors.

31 Mar 2018clemency
  • 1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
    2. An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
    3. Mildness, especially of weather.

1 Apr 2018languor
  • 1. Mental or physical weariness or fatigue.
    2. Listless indolence, especially the indolence of one who is satiated by a life of luxury or pleasure.
    3. A heaviness or oppressive stillness of the air.

2 Apr 2018sobriquet
  • A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.

3 Apr 2018littoral
  • 1. Of, relating to, or on a coastal or shore region, especially a seashore.

    noun:
    1. A coastal region, especially the zone between the limits of high and low tides.

4 Apr 2018Brobdingnagian
  • Of extraordinary size; gigantic; enormous.

5 Apr 2018sedulous
  • 1. Diligent in application or pursuit; steadily industrious.
    2. Characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance.

6 Apr 2018autocrat
  • An absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation.

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