Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
26 May 2015calumny
  • False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander.
31 Oct 2014callow
  • Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.
24 Jun 2016cajole
  • To persuade with flattery, repeated appeals, or soothing words; to coax.
23 Nov 2016caesura
  • A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study || of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man].
  • Any break, pause, or interruption.
10 May 2017caesura
  • 1. A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study || of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man].
    2. Any break, pause, or interruption.

18 Sep 2014cadre
  • A core or nucleus of trained or otherwise qualified personnel around which an organization is formed.
  • A tightly knit and trained group of dedicated members active in promoting the interests of a revolutionary party.
  • A member of such a group.
  • A framework upon which a larger entity can be built; a scheme.
1 Jan 2016cadge
  • To beg or obtain by begging; to sponge.
11 Jul 2015cacophony
  • Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
  • The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.
11 Jul 2016cabal
  • A secret, conspiratorial association of plotters or intriguers whose purpose is usually to bring about an overturn especially in public affairs.
  • The schemes or plots of such an association.
12 May 2015buss
  • A kiss; a playful kiss; a smack.
8 Jun 2014busker
  • A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.
14 Jun 2017busker
  • A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.

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.
6 Octbricolage
  • Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.

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.

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.
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.
20 Julbraggadocio
  • 1. A braggart.
    2. Empty boasting.
    3. A swaggering, cocky manner.

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.
Yesterdaybowdlerize
  • 1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
    2. 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.
29 Augbootless
  • 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.
29 Aprbon ton
  • 1. Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
    2. The proper or fashionable thing to do.
    3. Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.

13 Nov 2015bon ton
  • Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
  • The proper or fashionable thing to do.
  • Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.
1 Marbombinate
  • To buzz; to hum; to drone.

5 Oct 2016bombinate
  • To buzz; to hum; to drone.
27 Feb 2015bombast
  • High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion.
15 Julbloviate
  • To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

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.
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