Word Of The Day

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DateWord Description
17 Feb 2017stygian
  • Of or pertaining to the river Styx, the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology; hence, hellish; infernal.
  • Dark and dismal.
12 Mar 2016stripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
9 Nov 2016stormy petrel
  • Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
  • One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.
2 Janstolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily excited.
10 Apr 2015stolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive.
17 Jan 2015stoic
  • . Stoic. Philosophy. A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.
  • . Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
22 Nov 2017stertorous
  • Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.

1 Dec 2016stertorous
  • Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
25 Oct 2015stentorian
  • Extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice.
22 Jun 2014stasis
  • A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
  • Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
2 Jul 2016starveling
  • Being a starveling.
  • Poor in quality; inadequate.
4 Nov 2015stanch
  • To stop the flowing of; to check in its course; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound.
23 Dec 2015staid
  • Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.
24 Oct 2016spurious
  • Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
  • Of illegitimate birth.
16 Jan 2016spry
  • Nimble; lively; active; brisk; vigorous.
25 Nov 2017spoony
  • 1. Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
    2. Foolishly or sentimentally in love.

5 Nov 2016spoony
  • Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
  • Foolishly or sentimentally in love.
4 Mar 2014spoonerism
  • The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
1 Feb 2015specious
  • Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; appearing well at first view; plausible; as, specious reasoning; a specious argument.
  • deceptively pleasing
3 Nov 2016sough
  • To make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound, as the wind.
18 Feb 2016sotto voce
  • Spoken low or in an undertone, as not to be overheard.
  • (Music) In very soft tones. Used chiefly as a direction.
1 Sep 2014soporific
  • Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.
5 Sep 2017soporific
  • 1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
    2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.

    noun:
    1. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.

7 Jun 2015sonorous
  • Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
  • Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
  • Yielding sound; characterized by sound; as, the vowels are sonorous.
  • Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
18 Apr 2017somnolent
  • 1. Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
    2. Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.

10 Dec 2013somnolent
  • Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
  • Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.
30 Mar 2014somniferous
  • Causing or inducing sleep.
19 May 2017somniferous
  • Causing or inducing sleep.

27 Feb 2016solicitous
  • Manifesting or expressing care or concern.
  • Full of anxiety or concern; apprehensive.
  • Extremely careful; meticulous.
  • Full of desire; eager.
28 Apr 2016solecism
  • A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction; also, a minor blunder in speech.
  • A breach of good manners or etiquette.
  • Any inconsistency, mistake, or impropriety.
16 Jan 2015solace
  • . To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to console; -- applied to persons; as, to solace one with the hope of future reward.
  • . To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.
21 May 2017sojourn
  • 1. To stay as a temporary resident; to dwell for a time.

    noun:
    1. A temporary stay.

4 May 2014sojourn
  • To stay as a temporary resident; to dwell for a time.
13 Sep 2016soi-disant
  • Self-styled; so-called.
12 May 2014sobriquet
  • A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.
10 Jan 2016small beer
  • Weak beer.
  • Insignificant matters; something of small importance.
16 Dec 2014slugabed
  • a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour; one who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.
3 Apr 2016slaver
  • To slobber; to drool.
4 May 2016slake
  • To satisfy; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.
  • To cause to lessen; to make less active or intense; to moderate; as, slaking his anger.
  • To cause (as lime) to heat and crumble by treatment with water.
14 Feb 2015skulk
  • To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk.
  • To avoid responsibilities and duties; to malinger.
14 May 2016skulduggery
  • Devious, dishonest, or unscrupulous behavior or activity; also: an instance thereof.
26 Dec 2013sinecure
  • An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.
25 Jul 2017sinecure
  • An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.

15 Oct 2017sine qua non
  • An essential condition or element; an indispensable thing.
10 Oct 2015sine qua non
  • An essential condition or element; an indispensable thing; an absolute prerequisite.
21 Jul 2015simulacrum
  • An image; a representation.
  • An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or semblance.
13 Dec 2017simulacrum
  • 1. An image; a representation.
    2. An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or semblance.

3 Mar 2017shibboleth
  • A word or pronunciation that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons from another.
  • A word or saying identified with a group or cause; a slogan; a catchword.
  • A saying or belief identified with a particular group and usually regarded by outsiders as meaningless or untrue.
  • A custom, practice, behavior, etc. regarded as distinctive of a particular group.
24 Oct 2017sesquipedalian
  • 1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
    2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.

    noun:
    1. A long word.

26 May 2014sesquipedalian
  • Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
  • Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
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