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Today's Word "embonpoint"


embonpoint \ahn-bohn-PWAN\ (noun) - Plumpness of person; stoutness. "It was a girl called Tinker Bell exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to best advantage. She was slightly inclined ...

Today's Word "militate"


militate \MIL-ih-tayt\ (intransitive verb) - To have force or influence. "Where you frequent a house it may militate very much against a girl's making a desirable settlement in life, and prevent her from accepting offers even if they are made." -...

Today's Word "abstruse"


abstruse \ab-STROOS; uhb-\ (adjective) - Difficult to comprehend or understand. "When Tony Gate's critical sire had come up from Boston to watch his boy play Fluellen at a rehearsal and had taken him and Ronny out for supper, he offered the ...

Today's Word "urbane"


urbane \ur-BAYN\ (adjective) - Polished and smooth in manner; polite, refined, and elegant. "My voice was dry, interested, but in an academic sort of way. It was the voice I'd cultivated at court. I had learned to watch the most awful things and ...

Today's Word "commensurate"


commensurate \kuh-MEN(T)S-uhr-it; -shuhr-\ (adjective) - 1 : Equal in measure, extent, or duration. 2 : Corresponding in size or degree or extent; proportionate. 3 : Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, ...

Today's Word "travail"


travail \truh-VAYL; TRAV-ayl\ (noun) - 1 : Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion. 2 : Agony; anguish. 3 : The labor of childbirth (intransitive verb) - 1 : To work very hard; to toil. 2 : To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in ...

Today's Word "plaint"


plaint \PLAYNT\ (noun) - 1 : An expression of sorrow; lamentation. 2 : A complaint. "It then dawned on Sam this could be the plaint the walkers had been to so long ago. He asked if Reeds and Barns could scan the plaint and see if it could hold ...

Today's Word "toper"


toper \TOH-puhr\ (noun) - One who drinks frequently or to excess. "He often gives breath to scurrilous conjecture. The toper suborns good fruit and gives it to decay, and the good person who wishes to enjoy the sanivacity and good savor of the ...

Today's Word "requisite"


requisite \REK-wuh-zit\ (adjective) - Required by the nature of things or by circumstances; indispensable. (noun) - That which is required or necessary; something indispensable. "Birth is not a requisite. If it were, the golden fold would be ...

Today's Word "encomium"


encomium \en-KOH-mee-uhm\ (noun) - An often formal expression of warm or high praise. "HRH absorbed the encomiums with the dignity of his office, nodding slowly but continuously as encomium toppled over encomium in quick succession." -- Vincent ...