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Today's Word "Cockaigne"


Cockaigne \kah-KAYN\ (noun) - An imaginary land of ease and luxury. "While analogues exist between the literary genre and other utopic forms, Utopian literature is not: myth, fantasy, folktale, Cockaigne or Earthly Paradise..." -- Alexandra ...

Today's Word "providential"


providential \prov-uh-DEN(T)-shuhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Of or resulting from divine direction or superintendence. 2 : Occurring through or as if through divine intervention; peculiarly fortunate or appropriate. "It's a prophecy, a plain, ...

Today's Word "senescence"


senescence \sih-NEH-suhn(t)s\ (noun) - The state of being old; the process of growing old; aging. "Tiberius, aware of this, fumed and snuffled, but he had arrived at that stage of senescence where he hadn't the energy to sustain his varied ...

Today's Word "excrescence"


excrescence \ik-SKRESS-uhn(t)s\ (noun) - 1 : Something (especially something abnormal) growing out from something else. 2 : A disfiguring or unwanted mark, part, or addition. "Will you give me a sporting two to one, Jeeves, judging from what you ...

Today's Word "abominate"


abominate \uh-BOM-uh-nayt\ (transitive verb) - To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor. "I despise and abominate him, because he is a man without honor; he knows that I do not love him, and yet he insists upon ...

Today's Word "flaneur"


flaneur \flah-NUR\ (noun) - One who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer. "A squaw-man, a flaneur and dilettante took my virtue. For years I was his mistress -- no one knew. I learned from him the parasite cunning with which I moved..." -...

Today's Word "propitious"


propitious \pruh-PISH-uhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions. 2 : Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent. "'And what do the omens say this hour is propitious for... 'It is propitious for the making of a ...

Today's Word "puissant"


puissant \PWISS-uhnt; PYOO-uh-suhnt; pyoo-ISS-uhnt\ (adjective) - Powerful; strong; mighty; as, a puissant prince or empire. "'The Duke is a most high and most puissant prince, the Marquis and Earl most noble and puissant lord, the Viscount noble...

Today's Word "ebullient"


ebullient \ih-BUL-yuhnt\ (adjective) - 1 : Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited. 2 : Boiling up or over. "He was extremely nervous and extremely jealous of other tenors and he covered his nervous jealousy with an ebullient ...

Today's Word "subterfuge"


subterfuge \SUB-tur-fyooj\ (noun) - A deceptive device or stratagem. "Subconsciously, yes, and I was aware of the subterfuge involved, but not aware of it in a way that ever allowed me in those days to use the word subterfuge..." -- Paul Scott, '...