Monday February 20, 2017

Today's Word of the Day

Feb
20
2017

Machinate

Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

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Daily Word Archives
Feb
19
2017

Untenable

Untenable adj. Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “She was in an untenable situation that was difficult to get out of.”

Feb
18
2017

Epicene

Epicene adj. Having characteristics of both sexes or no characteristics of either sex; of indeterminate sex. “Clothing fashions are becoming increasingly epicene.”

Feb
17
2017

Boorish

Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.”

Feb
16
2017

Penitent

Penitent n. Feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant. “After the robbery, the thief was penitent and returned the property.”

Feb
15
2017

Mellifluous

Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

Feb
14
2017

Peripatetic

Peripatetic adj. Traveling from place to place, esp. working or based in various places for relatively short periods. “He maintained a peripatetic lifestyle.”

Feb
13
2017

Canard

Canard n. A false or unfounded rumor or story. “The tabloid included some of Hollywood’s oldest canards.”

Feb
12
2017

Peckish

Peckish adj. Ill-tempered; irritable; Chiefly British feeling slightly hungry. “He felt rather peckish close to bedtime.”

Feb
11
2017

Hyperbole

Hyperbole; Hyperbolic n. Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. “The company chairman may have been guilty of too much hyperbole during the shareholders meeting.”

Feb
10
2017

Ghoulish

Ghoulish adj. Suggesting the horror of death and decay; morbid or disgusting. “The ghoulish mask was a scary Halloween favorite.”

Feb
09
2017

Rapier

Rapier n. Quick and incisive. A sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting. “Rapier combat was not for the meek.” “Rapier wit.”