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Today's Word "pellucid"


pellucid \puh-LOO-sid\ (adjective) - 1 : Transparent; clear; not opaque. 2 : Easily understandable. "It was the first time he had seen her out of mourning, and above the pellucid eyes and the pencilled brows, on the dark hair, there was a small ...

Today's Word "factitious"


factitious \fak-TISH-uhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Produced artificially, in distinction from what is produced by nature. 2 : Artificial; not authentic or genuine; sham. "However, he had enough strength in him -- factitious no doubt -- to very nearly ...

Today's Word "profligate"


profligate \PROF-luh-guht; -gayt\ (adjective) - 1 : Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute. 2 : Recklessly wasteful. (noun) - 1. A profligate person. "And if the father was warm in support of his profligate son, the young medical ...

Today's Word "volte-face"


volte-face \vawlt-FAHS; vawl-tuh-\ (noun) - An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion. "As this unpleasant realization sank in he did another volte-face, made yet another decision, and this one was final. He would seek financing from ...

Today's Word "pecuniary"


pecuniary \pih-KYOO-nee-air-ee\ (adjective) - 1 : Relating to money; monetary. 2 : Consisting of money. 3 : Requiring payment of money. "There really was no present pecuniary need for her to leave a comfortable home and 'take a situation;' and ...

Today's Word "postprandial"


postprandial \post-PRAN-dee-uhl\ (adjective) - Happening or done after a meal. "A postprandial drink, perhaps?' 'Well,' said Dixie Dorly, 'we have coffee and brandy, but I don't know if we have any postprandial." -- H. W. Crocker, III, 'The Old ...

Today's Word "apogee"


apogee \AP-uh-jee\ (noun) - 1 : The point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth. 2 : The farthest or highest point; culmination. "At the points in the orbit when the ...

Today's Word "contravene"


contravene \kon-truh-VEEN\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To act or be counter to; to violate. 2 : To oppose in argument; to contradict. "I do not contravene that assertion," was his quiet answer. "And at this stage of our journey, according to all ...

Today's Word "philter"


philter \FIL-tur\ (noun) - 1 : A potion or charm supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love. 2 : A potion or charm believed to have magic power. (transitive verb) - To enchant or bewitch with or as if with a magic potion or charm. "...

Today's Word "demur"


demur \dih-MUR\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To object; to take exception. 2 : To delay. (noun) - 1 : The act of demurring. 2 : Objection. 3 : Delay. "Whenever Alice would ask to see something Tom had written, he would demur, saying that anything ...