Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
25 Octbromide
  • 1. A compound of bromine and another element or a positive organic radical.
    2. A dose of potassium bromide taken as a sedative.
    3. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
    4. A commonplace or conventional saying.

24 Octtractable
  • 1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
    2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.

23 Octincarnadine
  • 1. Having a fleshy pink color.
    2. Red; blood-red.

    transitive verb:
    1. To make red or crimson.

22 Octbowdlerize
  • 1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
    2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.

21 Octcoxcomb
  • 1. obsolete. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red. (Now cockscomb).
    2. archaic. The top of the head, or the head itself.
    3. Obsolete. A fool.
    4. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a dandy; a fop.

20 Octuxorious
  • Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.

19 Octsunder
  • 1. To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To become parted, disunited, or severed.

18 Octchimerical
  • 1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic.
    2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.

17 Octhinterland
  • 1. A region situated inland from a coast.
    2. A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
    3. A region situated beyond the major metropolitan or cultural centers.

16 Octinterregnum
  • 1. The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
    2. A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
    3. Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.

15 Octpunctilio
  • 1. A fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
    2. Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities; as, "the punctilios of a public ceremony."

14 Octfavonian
  • Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.

13 Octexegesis
  • Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.

12 Octnascent
  • Beginning to exist or having recently come into existence; coming into being.

11 Octfait accompli
  • An accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.

10 Octignoramus
  • An ignorant person; a dunce.

9 Octacuity
  • Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.

8 Octequanimity
  • Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."

7 Octefface
  • 1. To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible.
    2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely.
    3. To make (oneself) inconspicuous.

6 Octbricolage
  • Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.

5 Octirenic
  • Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.

4 Octwassail
  • 1. An expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to someone.
    2. An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse.
    3. The liquor used for a wassail; especially, a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.

    adjective:
    1. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.

    transitive verb:
    1. To drink to the health of; a toast.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To drink a wassail.

3 Octurbane
  • Polished and smooth in manner; polite, refined, and elegant.

2 Octflibbertigibbet
  • A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.

1 Octmalaise
  • 1. A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
    2. A general feeling of depression or unease.

30 Sepderogate
  • 1. To deviate from what is expected.
    2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.

    transitive verb:
    1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.

29 Sepimpassive
  • 1. Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
    2. Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.

28 Sepopportune
  • Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.

27 Sepreticent
  • 1. Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
    2. Restrained or reserved in style.
    3. Reluctant; unwilling.

26 Seppule
  • To whimper; to whine.

25 Sepneologism
  • 1. A new word or expression.
    2. A new use of a word or expression.
    3. The use or creation of new words or expressions.
    4. (Psychiatry) An invented, meaningless word used by a person with a psychiatric disorder.
    5. (Theology) A new view or interpretation of a scripture.

24 Sepolla podrida
  • 1. A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
    2. A mixture; a hodgepodge.

23 Sepinkhorn
  • 1. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.

    noun:
    1. A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink.

22 Sepapprobation
  • 1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
    2. Praise; commendation.

21 Sepossify
  • 1. To change into bone; to become bony.
    2. To become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern.

    transitive verb:
    1. To change into bone; to convert from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
    2. To harden; to mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.

20 Sepsyncretic
  • Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.

19 SepArgus-eyed
  • Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.

18 Sepinterstice
  • 1. A space between things or parts, especially a space between things closely set; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; an interval.
    2. An interval of time.

17 Sepsartorial
  • 1. Of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring.
    2. Of or relating to clothing, or style or manner of dress.
    3. [Anatomy] Of or relating to the sartorius muscle.

16 Seprisible
  • 1. Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh.
    2. Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing.
    3. Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible muscles."

15 Sepdictum
  • 1. An authoritative statement; a formal pronouncement.
    2. Law) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.

14 Sepskulk
  • 1. To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lurk.
    2. To move about in a stealthy way.
    3. To avoid responsibilities and duties.

    noun:
    1. One who skulks.
    2. A group of foxes.

13 Sepunguent
  • A salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.

12 Sepmachination
  • 1. The act of plotting.
    2. A crafty scheme; a cunning design or plot intended to accomplish some usually evil end.

11 Sepdebouch
  • 1. To march out (as from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open.
    2. To emerge; to issue.

    transitive verb:
    1. To cause to emerge or issue; to discharge.

10 Sepgalvanic
  • 1. Of, pertaining to, or producing a direct current of electricity, especially when produced chemically.
    2. Affecting or affected as if by an electric shock; startling; shocking.
    3. Stimulating; energizing.

9 Sepvapid
  • 1. Lacking liveliness and spirit; unanimated; spiritless; dull; as, "a vapid speech."
    2. Flavorless; lacking taste or zest; flat; as, "vapid beer."

8 Sepredact
  • 1. To draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.); to put in writing.
    2. To make ready and put in shape for publication; to edit.

7 Sepequivocate
  • To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.

6 Septravail
  • 1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
    2. Agony; anguish.
    3. The labor of childbirth

    intransitive verb:
    1. To work very hard; to toil.
    2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

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