Saturday February 16, 2019

Today's Word of the Day

Feb
16
2019

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.”

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Daily Word Archives
Feb
15
2019

Mellifluous

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

Feb
14
2019

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
2019

Canard

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

Feb
12
2019

Peckish

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

Feb
11
2019

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
2019

Ghoulish

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

Feb
09
2019

Rapier

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

Feb
08
2019

acuity

acuity n. Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing. “The sun’s glare can cause discomfort and reduces visual acuity.”

Feb
07
2019

Ruminate

Ruminate v. Think deeply about something. “We sat ruminating on the nature of existence.”

Feb
06
2019

Sycophant

Sycophant; Sycophantic Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery; A servile self-seeking flatterer. “There was sycophantic laughter from the audience at their bosses jokes.”

Feb
05
2019

Nuance

Nuance n. A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. “Subtle nuances of her on-screen character.”