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Today's Word "lubricious"


lubricious \loo-BRISH-us\ (adjective) - 1 : Lustful; lewd. 2 : Stimulating or appealing to sexual desire or imagination. 3 : Having a slippery or smooth quality. "Now, having sloughed His old skin, glistening with youth, he puffs out His breast ...

Today's Word "hebetude"


hebetude \HEB-uh-tood-; -tyood\ (noun) - Mental dullness or sluggishness. "From that solitude, full of despair and terror, he was torn out brutally, with kicks and blows, passive, sunk in hebetude." -- Joseph Conrad, 'Nostromo: A Tale of the ...

Today's Word "acuity"


acuity \uh-KYOO-uh-tee\ (noun) - Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness. "Center's visual acuity gave Adrian a degree of accuracy which was far greater than that of any normal slinger, even an expert one." -- Eric Flint, 'The Tyrant' ...

Today's Word "sanctum"


sanctum \SANK-tum\ (noun) plural sanctums or sancta - 1 : A sacred place. 2 : A place of retreat where one is free from intrusion. "For the booking-office communicated with the station- master's sanctum, in such a way, that to reach the station-...

Today's Word "demur"


demur \dih-MUR\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To object; to take exception. 2 : To delay. (noun) - 1 : The act of demurring. 2 : Objection. 3 : Delay. "To the surprise of the ship's company, though much to the lieutenant's satisfaction, Billy made ...

Today's Word "urbane"


urbane \ur-BAYN\ (adjective) - Polished and smooth in manner; polite, refined, and elegant. "The grey-haired man was obviously the woman's inferior; he sat on the ground at a distance, and although what he said was urbane enough, in the Malayan ...

Today's Word "alpenglow"


alpenglow \AL-puhn-gloh\ (noun) - A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains. "I sit down by the Hermit's Creek and eat chocolate bars and listen to the water, and then, when it is four hours till sundown, four hours ...

Today's Word "diadem"


diadem \DY-uh-dem\ (noun) - 1 : A crown. 2 : An ornamental headband worn (as by Eastern monarchs) as a badge of royalty. 3 : Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown. (transitive verb) - To adorn with a diadem; ...

Today's Word "kobold"


kobold \KOH-bold\ (noun) - In German folklore, a haunting spirit, gnome, or goblin. "The kobold wore the simple garments of his race: a long patchwork coat over practical leather clothes, his close-cropped black hair covered by a rough green hat,...

Today's Word "prestidigitation"


prestidigitation \pres-tuh-dij-uh-TAY-shuhn\ (noun) - Skill in or performance of tricks; sleight of hand. "So, by virtue of such mental prestidigitation and tergiversation, inspired and animated as it was by his desire for Sondra, his inability ...