Word Of The Day

first << 1, 2, ..., 32, 33, 34, ..., 38, 39 >> last
Date WordDescription
3 Oct 2014obsequious
  • Marked by or exhibiting servile attentiveness; compliant to excess; fawning.
2 Oct 2014visage
  • The face or appearance of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
  • Appearance; aspect.
1 Oct 2014segue
  • To proceed without interruption; to make a smooth transition.
30 Sep 2014fealty
  • Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord.
  • The oath by which this obligation was assumed.
  • Fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
29 Sep 2014impassive
  • Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
  • Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.
28 Sep 2014multifarious
  • Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.
27 Sep 2014nugatory
  • Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
  • Having no force; inoperative; ineffectual.
26 Sep 2014aver
  • To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.
  • (Law) To assert, claim, or declare as a fact.
25 Sep 2014beneficence
  • The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.
24 Sep 2014matutinal
  • Relating to or occurring in the morning; early.
23 Sep 2014circumambient
  • Surrounding; being on all sides; encompassing.
22 Sep 2014clarion
  • A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
  • The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.
21 Sep 2014parley
  • A conference or discussion, especially with an enemy, as with regard to a truce or other matters.
20 Sep 2014inscrutable
  • Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable; as, an inscrutable design or event.
19 Sep 2014gubernatorial
  • Of or pertaining to a governor.
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.
17 Sep 2014tenebrous
  • Dark; gloomy.
16 Sep 2014paroxysm
  • (Medicine) A sudden attack, intensification, or recurrence of a disease.
  • Any sudden and violent emotion or action; an outburst; a fit.
15 Sep 2014ersatz
  • Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.
14 Sep 2014captious
  • Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
  • Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.
13 Sep 2014ostentation
  • Excessive or pretentious display; boastful showiness.
12 Sep 2014palimpsest
  • 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.
  • An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.
11 Sep 2014tendentious
  • Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
10 Sep 2014halcyon
  • A kingfisher.
  • A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation.
9 Sep 2014scintilla
  • BR> A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.
8 Sep 2014woebegone
  • Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful.
  • Being in a sorry condition; dismal-looking; dilapidated; run-down.
7 Sep 2014mordant
  • Biting; caustic; sarcastic.
6 Sep 2014riparian
  • of or pertaining to the bank of a river or stream
5 Sep 2014effulgence
  • The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.
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.
3 Sep 2014laconic
  • Using or marked by the use of a minimum of words; brief and pithy; brusque.
2 Sep 2014deride
  • To laugh at with contempt; to subject to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
1 Sep 2014soporific
  • Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.
31 Aug 2014contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."
30 Aug 2014exalt
  • To praise, glorify, or honor
  • To heighten or intensify
  • To raise in rank, character, or status; as, "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
29 Aug 2014crepuscular
  • Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous.
  • (Zoology) Flying in the twilight or evening, or before sunrise; -- said certain birds and insects.
28 Aug 2014gourmand
  • One who eats to excess.
  • A lover of good food.
27 Aug 2014omnipresent
  • Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous.
26 Aug 2014adventitious
  • Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
  • (Biology) Out of the proper or usual place; as, "adventitious buds or roots."
25 Aug 2014ineffable
  • Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable.
  • Not to be uttered; taboo.
24 Aug 2014portend
  • To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshadow; to bode.
23 Aug 2014accede
  • To agree or assent, as to a proposition, or to terms proposed by another.
  • To become a party, as to an agreement, treaty, convention, etc.
  • To attain, as to an office or rank; to enter upon the duties of an office.
22 Aug 2014venial
  • Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable.
21 Aug 2014moiety
  • One of two equal parts; a half.
  • An indefinite part; a small portion or share.
  • One of two basic tribal subdivisions.
20 Aug 2014parsimonious
  • Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess.
19 Aug 2014concatenation
  • A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
18 Aug 2014foment
  • To nurse to life or activity; to encourage; to incite; to instigate; -- often in a bad sense.
17 Aug 2014legerdemain
  • Sleight of hand.
  • A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.
16 Aug 2014chthonic
  • dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
15 Aug 2014convivial
  • Of or relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; fond of festivity and good company; sociable.
first << 1, 2, ..., 32, 33, 34, ..., 38, 39 >> last

Member submitted content is © individual members.
Other material is ©2003-2019 critiquecircle.com
Back to top