Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
22 Apr 2014chagrin
  • Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
21 Apr 2014ameliorate
  • To make better; to improve.
20 Apr 2014ablution
  • The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it (as in a religious rite).
  • The water used in cleansing.
19 Apr 2014chary
  • Wary; cautious.
  • Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
18 Apr 2014bete noire
  • Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
17 Apr 2014autodidact
  • One who is self-taught.
16 Apr 2014rapine
  • The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of another's property by force.
15 Apr 2014acumen
  • Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.
14 Apr 2014dilatory
  • Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination.
  • Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures.
13 Apr 2014cogitate
  • To think deeply or intently; to ponder; to meditate.
12 Apr 2014fulminate
  • To issue or utter verbal attacks or censures authoritatively or menacingly.
  • To explode; to detonate.
11 Apr 2014purblind
  • Having greatly reduced vision.
  • Lacking in insight or discernment.
10 Apr 2014pugnacious
  • Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
9 Apr 2014Zeitgeist
  • (Often capitalized) The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
8 Apr 2014lambent
  • Playing lightly on or over a surface; flickering; as, "a lambent flame; lambent shadows."
  • Softly bright or radiant; luminous; as, "a lambent light."
  • Light and brilliant; as, "a lambent style; lambent wit."
7 Apr 2014precipice
  • A very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; a cliff.
  • The brink of a hazardous situation.
6 Apr 2014affable
  • Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
  • Gracious; benign.
5 Apr 2014gastronome
  • A connoisseur of good food and drink.
4 Apr 2014subterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.
3 Apr 2014esurient
  • Hungry; voracious; greedy.
2 Apr 2014inchoate
  • In an initial or early stage; just begun.
  • Imperfectly formed or formulated.
1 Apr 2014lassitude
  • Lack of vitality or energy; weariness; listlessness.
31 Mar 2014gregarious
  • Tending to form a group with others of the same kind.
  • Seeking and enjoying the company of others.
30 Mar 2014somniferous
  • Causing or inducing sleep.
29 Mar 2014eschew
  • To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
28 Mar 2014protean
  • Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
  • Readily assuming different shapes or forms.
27 Mar 2014vociferous
  • Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
26 Mar 2014brio
  • Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.
25 Mar 2014sang-froid
  • Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.
24 Mar 2014cosset
  • To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
23 Mar 2014plenary
  • Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
  • Fully attended by all qualified members.
22 Mar 2014blandishment
  • Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
21 Mar 2014condign
  • Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.
20 Mar 2014enervate
  • To deprive of vigor, force, or strength; to render feeble; to weaken.
  • To reduce the moral or mental vigor of.
19 Mar 2014lissom
  • Limber; supple; flexible.
  • Light and quick in action; nimble; agile; active.
18 Mar 2014depredation
  • An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
  • [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.
17 Mar 2014bonhomie
  • Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
16 Mar 2014adamant
  • Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
15 Mar 2014indolent
  • Avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive.
  • Conducive to or encouraging laziness or inactivity.
  • Causing little or no pain.
  • Slow to heal, develop, or grow.
14 Mar 2014propitious
  • Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions.
  • Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent.
13 Mar 2014ebullient
  • Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
  • Boiling up or over.
12 Mar 2014clemency
  • Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
  • An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
  • Mildness, especially of weather.
11 Mar 2014mendacious
  • Given to deception or falsehood; lying; untruthful; as, a mendacious person.
  • False; untrue; as, a mendacious statement.
10 Mar 2014dissolute
  • Loose in morals and conduct; marked by indulgence in sensual pleasures or vices.
9 Mar 2014collude
  • To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.
8 Mar 2014abjure
  • To renounce under oath.
  • To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
  • To abstain from; to shun.
7 Mar 2014polyglot
  • Containing or made up of several languages.
  • Writing, speaking, or versed in many languages.
6 Mar 2014beholden
  • Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
5 Mar 2014perfunctory
  • Done merely to carry out a duty; performed mechanically or routinely.
  • Lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent.
4 Mar 2014spoonerism
  • The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
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