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Today's Word "fortuitous"


fortuitous \for-TOO-uh-tuhs; -TYOO-\ (adjective) - 1 : Happening by chance; coming or occurring by accident, or without any known cause. 2 : Happening by a fortunate or lucky chance. 3 : Fortunate or lucky. "All agreed that the arrival of the off...

Today's Word "diktat"


diktat \dik-TAHT\ (noun) - 1 : A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party. 2 : An authoritative decree or order. "Management was fond of passing down diktats the actual intent of which was muddled or obscure such as 'no red ...

Today's Word "camarilla"


camarilla \kam-uh-RIL-uh; -REE-yuh\ (noun) - A group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique. "Few faulted the president for the problems during his tenure, instead choosing to blame the camarilla of closely held ...

Today's Word "renascent"


renascent \rih-NAS-uhnt\ (adjective) - Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor. "After the failings and anger over the current administration, a renascent opposition movement waited to make the most of that discontent." ...

Today's Word "pelf"


pelf \PELF\ (noun) - Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten. "A life-long con man, Jason was always just one big scam away from taking his pelf and retiring for good." Pelf comes from Old French pelfre, "...

Today's Word "fettle"


fettle \FET-l\ (noun) - A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase "in fine fettle." "After the fallout of Mel's separation and divorce, he was surprised to find himself in such fine fettle ...

Today's Word "dubiety"


dubiety \doo-BY-uh-tee; dyoo-\ (noun) - 1 : The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical. 2 : A matter of doubt. "Despite a lack of forensic evidence, dubiety among the police themselves and inaccuracies in Francis' confession, he was ...

Today's Word "gamine"


gamine \gam-EEN; GAM-een\ (noun) - 1 : A girl who wanders about the streets; an urchin. 2 : A playfully mischievous girl or young woman. "While Jessica was known for her serious, business-like side, in her off hours she would tend to play the ...

Today's Word "disport"


disport \dis-PORT\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To amuse oneself in light or lively manner; to frolic. (transitive verb) - 1 : To divert or amuse. 2 : To display. "The area was well known as one where the fleet would come to disport and, ...

Today's Word "empyrean"


empyrean \em-py-REE-uhn; -PEER-ee-\ (noun) - 1 : The highest heaven, in ancient belief usually thought to be a realm of pure fire or light. 2 : Heaven; paradise. 3 : The heavens; the sky. (adjective) - 1 : Of or pertaining to the empyrean of ...