Words Of The Day

inimical (adj.): injurious/ harmful in effect; unfriendly, hostile.

disaffect (verb)estrange; cause indifference in place of former love or affection.

hegira (noun): escape esp. to more pleasant places.

disinter (verb): bring to public awareness; exhume/ unearth esp. of a grave.

exegesis (noun): critical explanation esp. of complex material.

 

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acme (noun): the point at which something is perfect or most successful; zenith.

accouter (tr. verb): to equip or clothe, esp. in military usage.

coda (noun): concluding passage or movement.

cognomen (noun): typically, by Roman convention,  the third name of a citizen of ancient Rome

imprimatur (noun):  A license given by the R.C. Church of approval to print a religious text or book. 

menagerie (noun): a zoo; a strange/ diverse collection esp. of animals/ living creatures.

minutiae (noun): a small or trivial detail

sundry (adj./noun): various or miscellaneous; of various items not important enough to name individually.

misanthropy (noun): a hatred, distrust or disdain of mankind; avoidance of human society.

miscegenation (verb): interracial marriage, esp. of racism and laws banning interracial marriage and copulation (use today considered very offensive, and on some grounds may constitute hate speech)

Words Of The Day:

1) apocryphal

Adjective: 

  • of or relating to the Apocrypha
  • doubtful of authenticity; lacking authority

2) fecund 

Adjective: 

  • #formal – highly fertile; able to produce offspring
  • #informal – leading to innovation/ new ideas

3) fiat 

Acronym

  • #derogatory slang (automobiles) – ‘fix it again, Tony’.

Proper Noun 

  • a vehicle made by the company ‘Fiat’. 

Noun:

  • an authoritative decree or order
  • #english law – warrant issued by a judge for certain processes.
    •  – an authority for certain proceedings provided for by the Lord Chancellor’s signature.

4) neologism

Noun:

  • a new word or word-phrase
  • #psychiatry – newly coined, meaningless words or phrases of someone suffering psychosis esp. Schizophrenia

5) nebulus: 

Adjective: 

  • vague or ill-defined
  • in the form of cloud; hazy.

Words Of The Day:

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ebullient (adj.): enthusiastic; full of energy.

parvenue (noun): social climber; newcomer, esp. newly rich.

ecclesiastical (adj.): churchly; ministerial.

foible (noun): minor personal imperfection; idiosyncracies.

hale (adj.): strong and healthy; fit

harlequin (noun): buffoon; clown.

eclat (noun): style; flair.

heterodox (adj.): departing from established doctrine; heretical.

lassitude (noun): lethargy; fatigue.

ecumenical (adj.): general; all encompassing.

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Bereft (adj.): deprived of or lacking in something.

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Balky (adj.): hesitant; reluctant.

Bane (noun): a cause of great distress; nuisance… esp. in relation to Bat-man…

Bemoan (verb): lament; express sorrow over.

Belfry (noun): bell tower esp. in a church.

Baleful (adj.): hostile, belligerent; threatening harm.

Bequest (verb): will; a legacy.

Bandy (verb/adj./noun): exchange/ pass on in a casual manner; a game akin to field hockey; ‘wide or bandy in the knees’.

Beguile (verb): trick/ charm; esp. in a deceptive manner.

Bravado (adj.): feigned bravery esp. to impress/ intimidate.

 

 

Words Of The Day

redolent (adj.): strongly reminiscent of something esp. of fragrance.

Dictionary

recidivism (noun): habitual relapse into crime or criminal activity.

recondite (adj.): mystical/ abstruse; little known of.

senescent (adj.): aging/ growing old.

sequester (verb/noun): isolate or hide away; cut in spending.

travail (verb/noun): engage in painful labour.

troglodyte (noun): a hermit; someone who lives in a cave esp. prehistorically.

troublous (adj.): full of difficulty or agitation; disturbed.

indecorous (adj.): not in good taste; not decorous.

indigent (noun/ adj.): poor; needy.

 

Words Of The Day:

acrimonious (adj.): angry/ bitter esp.  of speech 

acrophobia (noun): fear of heights. books

acquiesce (verb): agree passively. 

adjourn (verb): suspend/ break off with the intention of resuming later; go somewhere for refreshment (adjourn at a local pub). 

adonis (noun): a beautiful man esp. in Greek mythology.

accrete (verb): grow/ form by gradual accumulation 

argot (noun): specialized jargon of a particular group or profession. 

assuage (verb): reduce an unpleasant feeling esp. physical pain. 

asunder (adverb): apart/ divided. 

aspersion (noun) : slander/ libel/ defamation. 

artifice (noun): trick/ ruse/ wile esp. to deceive others. 

armistice (noun): truce esp. in wartime. 

au courant (adj.): up to date/ aware of what is going on; well informed.

augur (verb): portend negative or positive outcomes; predict.