Word Of The Day

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Date WordDescription
1 Dec 2019relegate
  • 1. To assign to an inferior position, place, or condition.
    2. To assign to an appropriate category or class.
    3. To assign or refer (a matter or task, for example) to another for appropriate action.
    4. To send into exile; to banish.

30 Nov 2019factitious
  • 1. Produced artificially, in distinction from what is produced by nature.
    2. Artificial; not authentic or genuine; sham.

29 Nov 2019abominate
  • To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor.

28 Nov 2019sine qua non
  • An essential condition or element; an indispensable thing.

27 Nov 2019pestiferous
  • 1. Bearing or bringing disease.
    2. Infected with or contaminated by a pestilential disease.
    3. Morally evil or dangerous to society; pernicious.
    4. Bothersome; troublesome; annoying.

26 Nov 2019virago
  • 1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
    2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.

25 Nov 2019ennui
  • A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest; boredom.

24 Nov 2019amative
  • Pertaining to or disposed to love, especially sexual love; full of love; amorous.

23 Nov 2019perdurable
  • Very durable; lasting; continuing long.

22 Nov 2019copacetic
  • Very satisfactory; fine.

21 Nov 2019ersatz
  • Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.

20 Nov 2019raiment
  • Clothing in general; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense.

19 Nov 2019menagerie
  • 1. A collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.
    2. An enclosure where wild or unusual animals are kept or exhibited.
    3. A diverse or varied group.

18 Nov 2019aberrant
  • Markedly different from an accepted norm; Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; abnormal.

17 Nov 2019extempore
  • 1. Without premeditation or preparation; on the spur of the moment.

    adjective:
    1. Done or performed extempore.

16 Nov 2019lubricious
  • 1. Lustful; lewd.
    2. Stimulating or appealing to sexual desire or imagination.
    3. Having a slippery or smooth quality.

15 Nov 2019ineffectual
  • Not producing the proper effect; without effect; weak; useless; futile; unavailing.

14 Nov 2019magniloquent
  • Lofty or grandiose in speech or expression; using a high-flown style of discourse; bombastic.

13 Nov 2019perquisite
  • 1. A profit or benefit in addition to a salary or wages.
    2. Broadly: The benefits of a position or office.
    3. A gratuity or tip for services performed.
    4. Anything to which someone has or claims the sole right.

12 Nov 2019subterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.

11 Nov 2019mien
  • 1. Manner or bearing, especially as expressive of mood, attitude, or personality; demeanor.
    2. Aspect; appearance.

10 Nov 2019irascible
  • Prone to anger; easily provoked to anger; hot-tempered.

9 Nov 2019canorous
  • Richly melodious; pleasant sounding; musical.

8 Nov 2019sylvan
  • 1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
    2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
    3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.

    noun:
    1. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.
    2. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.

7 Nov 2019neophyte
  • 1. A new convert or proselyte.
    2. A novice; a beginner in anything.

6 Nov 2019indelible
  • 1. That cannot be removed, erased, or washed away.
    2. Making marks that cannot easily be removed or erased.
    3. Incapable of being forgotten; memorable.

5 Nov 2019caterwaul
  • 1. To make a harsh cry.
    2. To have a noisy argument.

    noun:
    1. A shrill, discordant sound.

4 Nov 2019disheveled
  • In loose disorder; disarranged; unkempt; as, "disheveled hair."

3 Nov 2019nolens volens
  • Whether unwilling or willing.

2 Nov 2019effusive
  • Excessively demonstrative; giving or involving extravagant or excessive emotional expression; gushing.

1 Nov 2019permeate
  • 1. To spread or diffuse through.
    2. To pass through the pores or openings of.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To spread through or penetrate something.

31 Oct 2019callow
  • Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.

30 Oct 2019adventitious
  • 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
    2. (Biology) Out of the proper or usual place; as, "adventitious buds or roots."

29 Oct 2019quietus
  • 1. Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation.
    2. Removal from activity; rest; death.
    3. Something that serves to suppress or quiet.

28 Oct 2019stoic
  • 1. (Capitalized). A member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno holding that one should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
    2. Hence, one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain, joy or grief.

    adjective:
    1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.
    2. Not affected by passion; being or appearing indifferent to pleasure or pain, joy or grief.

27 Oct 2019upbraid
  • To scold or criticize harshly.

26 Oct 2019nonagenarian
  • A ninety year old person; someone whose age is in the nineties.

25 Oct 2019inculcate
  • To teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction.

24 Oct 2019primogeniture
  • 1. The state of being the firstborn of the same parents; seniority by birth among children of the same family.
    2. (Law) An exclusive right of inheritance that belongs to the eldest son.

23 Oct 2019supplicate
  • 1. To make a humble and earnest petition; to pray humbly.

    transitive verb:
    1. To seek or ask for humbly and earnestly.
    2. To make a humble petition to; to beseech.

22 Oct 2019raillery
  • 1. Good-humored banter or teasing.
    2. An instance of good-humored teasing; a jest.

21 Oct 2019imprimatur
  • 1. Official license or approval to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; especially, such a license issued by the Roman Catholic episcopal authority.
    2. Approval; sanction.
    3. A mark of approval or distinction.

20 Oct 2019remonstrate
  • 1. To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings -- usually used with 'with'.

    transitive verb:
    1. To say or plead in protest, opposition, or reproof.

19 Oct 2019pertinacious
  • 1. Holding or adhering obstinately to any opinion, purpose, or design.
    2. Stubbornly or perversely persistent.

18 Oct 2019mimetic
  • 1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative.
    2. Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants; as, "mimetic species; mimetic organisms."

17 Oct 2019scrabble
  • 1. To scrape or scratch with the hands or feet.
    2. To struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching.
    3. To proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble.
    4. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.

    transitive verb:
    1. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble on or over.
    2. To make or obtain by scraping together hastily.

    noun:
    1. The act or an instance of scrabbling.
    2. A scribble.

16 Oct 2019friable
  • Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder.

15 Oct 2019lacuna
  • 1. A blank space; a missing part; a gap.
    2. (Biology) A small opening, depression, or cavity in an anatomical structure.

14 Oct 2019obdurate
  • 1. Hardened in wrongdoing; stubbornly wicked. Hardened in feelings; hard-hearted.
    2. Resistant to persuasion; unyielding.
    3. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough.

13 Oct 2019arcanum
  • 1. A secret; a mystery.
    2. Specialized or mysterious knowledge, language, or information that is not accessible to the average person (generally used in the plural).

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