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Today's Word "superfluous"

Apr/25/2017

superfluous \soo-PER-floo-us\ (adjective) - More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive. (adverb) superfluously, (noun) superfluousness "You must consider that what is necessary ...





Today's Word "desideratum"

Apr/24/2017

desideratum \dih-sid-uh-RAY-tum; -RAH-\ (noun) - Something desired or considered necessary. plural desiderata "I went, had admittance, and offered him my service as a master of the Greek language, which I had been told was a desideratum in this ...





Today's Word "stoic"

Apr/23/2017

stoic \STOH-ik\ (noun) - 1 : (Capitalized). A member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno holding that one should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity. 2 : Hence, one who ...





Today's Word "winsome"

Apr/22/2017

winsome \WIN-suhm\ (adjective) - 1 : Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted. 2 : Causing joy or pleasure; agreeable; pleasant. "Above all, it was winsome, devastatingly winsome. For a pretty face to be winsome is normal enough and very winsome it ...





Today's Word "edify"

Apr/21/2017

edify \ED-uh-fy\ (transitive verb) - To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach. --edifying, adjective "He attended like holiness itself; He attended to edify the people with His example, to teach them His ...





Today's Word "concomitant"

Apr/20/2017

concomitant \kuhn-KOM-uh-tuhnt\ (adjective) - Accompanying; attendant; occurring or existing concurrently. (noun) - Something that accompanies or is collaterally connected with something else; an accompaniment. "I think it's worthy of note that ...





Today's Word "peregrination"

Apr/19/2017

peregrination \pehr-uh-gruh-NAY-shun\ (noun) - A traveling from place to place; a wandering. "They continued their peregrination, stopping to spend a few minutes in this circle or that before moving on again, she a foot before him, he prowling, ...





Today's Word "inimical"

Apr/18/2017

inimical \ih-NIM-ih-kul\ (adjective) - 1 : Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable. 2 : Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; adverse. "The gods did not care -- or rather, were inimical. Beyond ...





Today's Word "halcyon"

Apr/17/2017

halcyon \HAL-see-uhn\ (noun) - 1 : A kingfisher. 2 : A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation. (adjective) - 1 : Calm; quiet; ...





Today's Word "prevaricate"

Apr/16/2017

prevaricate \prih-VAIR-uh-kayt\ (intransitive verb) - To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation. "As regards your question, however, I will not prevaricate nor deceive you, but what the old man of the sea told me, so much will...