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Today's Word "lexicon"


lexicon \LEK-suh-kon\ (noun) plural lexicons or lexica \-kuh\ - 1 : A book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language with the definition of each; a dictionary. 2 : The vocabulary of a person, group, subject, or language. 3 ...

Today's Word "slugabed"


slugabed \SLUHG-uh-bed\ (noun) - One who stays in bed until a late hour; a sluggard. "Perhaps he would lie slugabed till the household had departed for the procession, then get up late. Creep around unobtrusively, lie in the sun with the castle ...

Today's Word "felicitous"


felicitous \fuh-LIS-uh-tuhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt. 2 : Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune. ""His wonderful cheerfulness, I suppose," said I, sneering with spleen, "originates not less in a ...

Today's Word "nostrum"


nostrum \NOS-truhm\ (noun) - 1. A medicine of secret composition and unproven or dubious effectiveness; a quack medicine. 2 : A usually questionable remedy or scheme; a cure-all. "'He's carrying on his father's trade, for what he has just ...

Today's Word "abstemious"


abstemious \ab-STEE-mee-uhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent. 2 : Sparingly used or consumed; used with temperance or moderation. 3 : Marked by or spent in abstinence. "Lucy had suddenly realized she was ...

Today's Word "risible"


risible \RIZ-uh-buhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh. 2 : Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing. 3 : Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible muscles." "The subject ...

Today's Word "discomfit"


discomfit \dis-KUHM-fit; dis-kuhm-FIT\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To make uneasy or perplexed, or to put into a state of embarrassment; to disconcert; to upset. 2 : To thwart; to frustrate the plans of. 3 : (Archaic). To defeat in battle. "A boy who...

Today's Word "recherche"


recherche \ruh-sher-SHAY\ (adjective) - 1 : Uncommon; exotic; rare. 2 : Exquisite; choice. 3 : Excessively refined; affected. 4 : Pretentious; overblown. "She was mocking the pretensions of the cookery writer who insists on recherche ingredients ...

Today's Word "malversation"


malversation \mal-vur-SAY-shun\ (noun) - Misconduct, corruption, or extortion in public office. "...Lord St. Vincent... hated Pitt and his administration (and) was working to impeach Lord Melville for malversation of the secret funds and to get ...

Today's Word "moil"


moil \MOYL\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge. 2 : To churn or swirl about continuously. (noun) - 1 : Toil; hard work; drudgery. 2 : Confusion; turmoil. "Why should he toil and moil, and be at so...