Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
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.
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.
5 Oct 2016bombinate
  • To buzz; to hum; to drone.
1 Marbombinate
  • 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.
23 Marbillingsgate
  • Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.

6 Dec 2015billet-doux
  • A love letter or note.
9 Sep 2017billet-doux
  • A love letter or note.

15 Jun 2016billet
  • Lodging for soldiers.
  • An official order directing that a soldier be provided with lodging.
  • A position of employment; a job.
16 May 2015bifurcate
  • To divide into two branches or parts.
28 Feb 2017biddable
  • Easily led or commanded; obedient.
  • Capable of being bid.
2 Sep 2016bibulous
  • Of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcoholic drink.
  • Readily absorbing fluids or moisture.
9 Mar 2016bibelot
  • A small decorative object without practical utility; a trinket.
28 Jan 2016bevy
  • A group; an assembly or collection.
  • A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.
30 Mar 2017betimes
  • Early; in good time; before it is late.
  • At times; on occasion.
  • [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.
18 Apr 2014bete noire
  • Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
1 Jan 2015bestow
  • To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.

28 Feb 2015berate
  • To scold severely or angrily.
13 Aug 2016benison
  • Blessing; benediction.
14 Nov 2016benignant
  • Kind; gracious.
  • Beneficial; favorable.
8 Janbenignant
  • 1. Kind; gracious.
    2. Beneficial; favorable.

25 Sep 2014beneficence
  • The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.
16 Jul 2017beneficence
  • 1. The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity.
    2. A charitable gift or act.

6 Oct 2017benefaction
  • 1. The act of conferring a benefit.
    2. A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.

16 Nov 2015benefaction
  • The act of conferring a benefit.
  • A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.
4 Janbellwether
  • A leader of a movement or activity; also, a leading indicator of future trends.

4 Sep 2014bellwether
  • A wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell on his neck.
  • Hence: A leader of a movement or activity.
30 Nov 2015bellicose
  • Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.
16 May 2017beholden
  • Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

6 Mar 2014beholden
  • Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
10 Oct 2016bedizen
  • To dress or adorn in gaudy manner.
15 May 2015bedaub
  • To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.
  • To overdecorate; to ornament showily.
28 Jan 2017beau ideal
  • A perfect or an idealized type or model.
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