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Today's Word "myriad"


myriad \MIR-ee-uhd\ (adjective) - 1 : Consisting of a very great, but indefinite, number; as, myriad stars. 2 : Composed of numerous diverse elements or aspects. (noun) - 1 : The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things. (Chiefly in...

Today's Word "bricolage"


bricolage \bree-koh-LAHZH; brih-\ (noun) - Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available. "Some professor snotgristle described coyote as a bricoleur, a mythic handy-man who cobbles reality in the form ...

Today's Word "malodorous"


malodorous \mal-OH-duhr-uhs\ (adjective) - Having a bad odor. "We were prepared for some unpleasantness, for as we were opening the door a faint, malodorous air seemed to exhale through the gaps, but none of us ever expected such an odour as we ...

Today's Word "pied-a-terre"


pied-a-terre \pee-ay-duh-TAIR; pyay-dah-TAIR\ (noun) - A temporary or second place of lodging. "Hay Hill is just a pied-a- terre, they like to say, a pied-a-terre with a dining room and drawing room, a library (for him) and a little study (for ...

Today's Word "epicene"


epicene \EP-uh-seen\ (adjective) - 1 : Having the characteristics of both sexes. 2 : Effeminate; unmasculine. 3 : Sexless; neuter. 4 : (Linguistics) Having but one form of the noun for both the male and the female. (noun) - 1 : A person or thing ...

Today's Word "perquisite"


perquisite \PUR-kwuh-zit\ (noun) - 1 : A profit or benefit in addition to a salary or wages. 2 : Broadly: The benefits of a position or office. 3 : A gratuity or tip for services performed. 4 : Anything to which someone has or claims the sole ...

Today's Word "exigency"


exigency \EK-suh-jun-see; ig-ZIJ-un-see\ (noun) - 1 : The quality or state of requiring immediate aid or action; urgency. 2 : A case demanding immediate action or remedy; a pressing or urgent situation. 3 : That which is demanded or required in a ...

Today's Word "tutelage"


tutelage \TOO-tuhl-ij; TYOO-\ (noun) - 1 : The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection. 2 : The state of being under a guardian or tutor. 3 : Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and ...

Today's Word "succinct"


succinct \suhk-SINGKT\ (adjective) - Characterized by compressed precise expression with no wasted words; brief; concise. "From the brilliant -- but succinct -- description my friend gave, I imagined a kind of illuminated angel. I imagined ...

Today's Word "ineffectual"


ineffectual \in-ih-FEK-choo-uhl\ (adjective) - Not producing the proper effect; without effect; weak; useless; futile; unavailing. "Surely we have enough on our plates with one badly burned, utterly ineffectual member without risking more and ...