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Today's Word "malleable"


malleable \MAL-ee-uh-buhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals. 2 : Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced. 3 : ...

Today's Word "disparate"


disparate \DIS-puh-rit; dis-PAIR-it\ (adjective) - 1 : Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind. 2 : Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements. "Twelve of us, disparate artists with disparate work, had the museum to ...

Today's Word "visage"


visage \VIZ-ij\ (noun) - 1 : The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face. 2 : Look; appearance; aspect. "And then he put off his helm, and she saw his visage, she said, 'O sweet Jesu, thee I must ...

Today's Word "excoriate"


excoriate \ek-SKOR-ee-ayt\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To express strong disapproval of; to denounce. 2 : To tear or wear off the skin of. "Most women would excoriate me for risking my baby's life this way. In another situation, I might do the same. ...

Today's Word "autodidact"


autodidact \aw-toh-DY-dakt\ (noun) - One who is self-taught. "It was the abstract, acidulous work of an autodidact who had previously made a series of unusual contributions to various marginal and rarefied branches of quantum physics." -- ...

Today's Word "spoony"


spoony \SPOO-nee\ (adjective) - 1 : Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental. 2 : Foolishly or sentimentally in love. "They were real spoony on me, but I wasn't spoony on them one bit, Eliza, at least, not in my heart, which having been given to ...

Today's Word "temerity"


temerity \tuh-MER-uh-tee\ (noun) - Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness. "Then, he had the temerity, the ivory-tower temerity, if I may be so bold, as to suggest that there are younger, and less well-known writers than I who ...

Today's Word "rapine"


rapine \RAP-in\ (noun) - The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of another's property by force. "Let us look again upon mankind: interest is stull the ruling motive, and the world is yet full of fraud and corruption, malevolence and...

Today's Word "pablum"


pablum \PAB-luhm\ (noun) - Something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic. "But even to her, the words sounded condescending, the kind of adult pablum he'd been forced to eat a hundred times." -- John Lescroart, 'The ...

Today's Word "turgid"


turgid \TUR-jid\ (adjective) - 1 : Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb." 2 : Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking." "Here and there among the turgid muddle, out of the impact of ...