Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
8 Jun 2014busker
  • A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.
9 Jun 2014disconcert
  • To disturb the composure of.
  • To throw into disorder or confusion; as, "the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy."
10 Jun 2014malfeasance
  • Wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.
11 Jun 2014intractable
  • Not easily governed, managed, or directed; stubborn; obstinate; as, "an intractable child."
  • Not easily wrought or manipulated; as, "intractable materials."
  • Not easily remedied, relieved, or dealt with; as, "intractable problems."
12 Jun 2014equivocate
  • To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.
13 Jun 2014factotum
  • A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.
14 Jun 2014peregrination
  • A traveling from place to place; a wandering.
15 Jun 2014diaphanous
  • Of such fine texture as to allow light to pass through; translucent or transparent.
  • Vague; insubstantial.
16 Jun 2014quorum
  • Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
  • A select group.
17 Jun 2014relegate
  • To assign to an inferior position, place, or condition.
  • To assign to an appropriate category or class.
  • To assign or refer (a matter or task, for example) to another for appropriate action.
  • To send into exile; to banish.
18 Jun 2014fanfaronade
  • Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
  • Fanfare.
19 Jun 2014roseate
  • Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
  • Resembling a rose especially in color.
20 Jun 2014camarilla
  • A group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.
21 Jun 2014torpid
  • Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
  • Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
  • Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
22 Jun 2014stasis
  • A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
  • Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
23 Jun 2014prepotency
  • The quality or condition of having superior power, influence, or force; predominance.
  • (Biology) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring.
24 Jun 2014bagatelle
  • A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
  • A short, light musical or literary piece.
  • A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.
25 Jun 2014insensate
  • Lacking sensation or awareness; inanimate.
  • Lacking human feeling or sensitivity; brutal; cruel.
  • Lacking sense; stupid; foolish.
26 Jun 2014confute
  • To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.
27 Jun 2014revenant
  • One who returns after death (as a ghost) or after a long absence.
28 Jun 2014corroborate
  • To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
29 Jun 2014exegete
  • A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
30 Jun 2014dubiety
  • The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
  • A matter of doubt
1 Jul 2014carapace
  • The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
  • Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.
2 Jul 2014tocsin
  • An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
  • A warning.
3 Jul 2014puissant
  • Powerful; strong; mighty; as, a puissant prince or empire.
4 Jul 2014aplomb
  • Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.
5 Jul 2014procrastination
  • DEF
6 Jul 2014opportune
  • Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.
7 Jul 2014renascent
  • Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
8 Jul 2014fettle
  • A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase "in fine fettle."
9 Jul 2014proponent
  • One who argues in support of something; an advocate; a supporter.
10 Jul 2014cursory
  • Hastily or superficially performed.
11 Jul 2014numinous
  • Indicating or suggesting the presence of a god-- spiritual, divine; inspiring awe and reverence-- holy.
12 Jul 2014evince
  • To show in a clear manner; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light.
13 Jul 2014recondite
  • Difficult to understand; abstruse.
  • Concerned with obscure subject matter.
14 Jul 2014pelf
  • Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
15 Jul 2014flagitious
  • Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
  • Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
  • Characterized by enormous crimes or scandalous vices; as, "flagitious times."
16 Jul 2014auspicious
  • Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
  • Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."
17 Jul 2014deliquesce
  • To melt away or to disappear as if by melting.
  • (Chemistry) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
  • To become fluid or soft with age, as certain fungi.
  • To form many small divisions or branches -- used especially of the veins of a leaf.
18 Jul 2014prescient
  • Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
19 Jul 2014indigent
  • Extremely poor; not having the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter.
20 Jul 2014palpable
  • Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
  • Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
21 Jul 2014billingsgate
  • Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
22 Jul 2014anodyne
  • Serving to relieve pain; soothing.
  • Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous.
23 Jul 2014schadenfreude
  • A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
24 Jul 2014euphonious
  • Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.
25 Jul 2014quaff
  • To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
26 Jul 2014ostensible
  • Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
27 Jul 2014xenophobia
  • Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.
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