Saturday February 13, 2016

Today's Word of the Day

Feb
13
2016

Canard

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

Also: Today's Quote of the Day
Daily Word Archives
Feb
12
2016

Peckish

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

Feb
11
2016

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
2016

Ghoulish

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

Feb
09
2016

Rapier

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

Feb
08
2016

acuity

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

Feb
07
2016

Ruminate

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

Feb
06
2016

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
2016

Nuance

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

Feb
04
2016

Recidivate

Recidivate; Recidivism intr. v. To return to a previous pattern of behavior. Relapse: go back to bad or criminal behavior. “The convictions for those over sixty are unlikely to recidivate.”