Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
2 Febrebarbative
  • Serving or tending to irritate or repel.

1 Febagog
  • Full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen.

31 Janitinerant
  • 1. Passing or traveling from place to place; wandering.

    1. One who travels from place to place.

30 Jancaveat
  • 1. (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the opposition has a hearing.
    2. A warning or caution; also, a cautionary qualification or explanation to prevent misunderstanding.
29 Janpatina
  • 1. The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals.
    2. The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use.
    3. An appearance or aura produced by habit, practice, or use.
    4. A superficial layer or exterior.

28 Janimplacable
  • Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.

27 Janexpeditious
  • Characterized by or acting with speed and efficiency.

26 Jancholer
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
25 Janhortatory
  • Marked by strong urging; serving to encourage or incite; as, "a hortatory speech."

24 Janland of Nod
  • sleep

23 Jandesuetude
  • The cessation of use; discontinuance of practice or custom; disuse.

22 Jansalmagundi
  • 1. A salad plate usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, served with oil and vinegar.
    2. Any mixture or assortment; a medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
21 Jancoeval
  • 1. Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.

    1. One of the same age; a contemporary.

20 Janpanoply
  • 1. A splendid or impressive array.
    2. Ceremonial attire.
    3. A full suit of armor; a complete defense or covering.

19 Janstripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

18 Janrusticate
  • 1. To go into or reside in the country; to pursue a rustic life.

    transitive verb:
    1. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily.
    2. (Chiefly British). To suspend from school or college.
    3. To build with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints.
    4. To lend a rustic character to; to cause to become rustic.

17 Janbonhomie
  • Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

16 Janfustian
  • 1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
    2. An inflated style of writing or speech; pompous or pretentious language.

    1. Made of fustian.
    2. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic.

15 Janhobbledehoy
  • An awkward, gawky young fellow.

14 Jancum
  • With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.

13 Janbrummagem
  • Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.

12 Janmartinet
  • 1. A strict disciplinarian.
    2. One who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.

11 Jandefenestrate
  • To throw out of a window.

10 Janchicanery
  • 1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
    2. A trick; a subterfuge.

9 Janedacious
  • Given to eating; voracious; devouring.

8 Janbenignant
  • 1. Kind; gracious.
    2. Beneficial; favorable.

7 Janinvidious
  • 1. Tending to provoke envy, resentment, or ill will.
    2. Containing or implying a slight.
    3. Envious.

6 Jansuperfluous
  • More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive.
    -- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb

5 Janconfluence
  • 1. A flowing or coming together; junction.
    2. The place where two rivers, streams, etc. meet.
    3. A flocking or assemblage of a multitude in one place; a large collection or assemblage.

4 Janbellwether
  • A leader of a movement or activity; also, a leading indicator of future trends.

3 Janmetier
  • 1. An occupation; a profession.
    2. An area in which one excels; an occupation for which one is especially well suited.

2 Janstolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily excited.
1 Janpaterfamilias
  • The male head of a household or the father of a family.

31 Dec 2017succor
  • 1. Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
    2. The person or thing that brings relief.

    transitive verb:
    1. To help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve.

30 Dec 2017aubade
  • A song or poem greeting the dawn; also, a composition suggestive of morning.

29 Dec 2017paragon
  • A model of excellence or perfection; as, "a paragon of beauty; a paragon of eloquence."

28 Dec 2017dudgeon
  • A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."

27 Dec 2017amalgam
  • 1. An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals; used especially (with silver) as a dental filling.
    2. A mixture or compound of different things.

26 Dec 2017verdant
  • 1. Covered with growing plants or grass; green with vegetation.
    2. Green.
    3. Unripe in knowledge, judgment, or experience; unsophisticated; green.

25 Dec 2017megalomania
  • 1. A mania for grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
    2. A mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur.

24 Dec 2017Ides
  • In the ancient Roman calendar the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.

23 Dec 2017uxorious
  • Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.

22 Dec 2017manse
  • 1. A large and imposing residence.
    2. The residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman).

21 Dec 2017parvenu
  • 1. One that has recently or suddenly risen to a higher social or economic class but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class; an upstart.

    1. Being a parvenu; also, like or having the characteristics of a parvenu.

20 Dec 2017crapulous
  • 1. Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous stomach.
    2. Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous old reprobate.

19 Dec 2017ululate
  • To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

18 Dec 2017contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."

17 Dec 2017perambulate
  • 1. To walk about; to roam; to stroll; as, "he perambulated in the park."

    transitive verb:
    1. To walk through or over.
    2. To travel over for the purpose of surveying or inspecting.

16 Dec 2017expropriate
  • 1. To deprive of possession.
    2. To transfer (the property of another) to oneself.

15 Dec 2017countermand
  • 1. To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given.
    2. To recall or order back by a contrary order.

    1. A contrary order.
    2. Revocation of a former order or command.

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