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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ADVERTISEMENT Word of the Day for Tuesday, February 10, 2009osteopath \OS-tee-uh-path\, noun:a practitioner specializing in treatment chiefly by manipulation of the bones and musclesAn osteopath considers that the structure and functions of the body are interdependent and any structural deformity... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 9, 2009

ADVERTISEMENT Word of the Day for Monday, February 9, 2009toady \TOH-dee\, noun, verb:1. a fawning flatterer; humble dependent2. to attempt to gain favor by fawning or being servileThe freshman was the senior's toady even though many made fun of her.They came backstage and toadied to the actor.c... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Word of the Day for Sunday, February 8, 2009highhanded \HAHY-HAN-did\, adjective:acting or done in a bold, arbitrary wayHe wants to be seen as less bossy and highhanded.by 1631, from "a high hand: with imperious or absolute exercise of power" c 1382Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for... Sign in to see full entry.

ADVERTISEMENT Word of the Day for Friday, February 6, 2009erstwhile \URST-hwahyl\, adjective, adverb;Also used as an adverb, meaning formerly.:formerBefore I move, I will tell off my erstwhile friends.by 1569, from Middle English erest "soonest, earliest" + while.Dictionary.com Entry and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Word of the Day for Saturday, February 7, 2009denigrate \DEN-i-greyt\, verb:to attack the character or reputation of; defameMy sister denigrates her husband in every conversation.by 1526, from Latin denigratus/denigrare "to blacken, defame," from de- "completely" + nigr-, stem of niger "black," of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

ADVERTISEMENT Word of the Day for Thursday, February 5, 2009unwitting \uhn-WIT-ing\, adjective:not knowing; unaware; unintentionalWe are unwitting victims of the system.c 893, Old English unwitende, from un- (1) "not" + witting. Rare after c.1600; revived c.1800.Dictionary.com Entry and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Word of the Day for Wednesday, February 4, 2009virtuoso \vur-choo-OH-soh\, noun, adjective;pl. virtuosos, virtuosi:1. a person skilled in the techniques of an art, esp. playing a musical instrument; by extension, a person with a cultivated appreciation of artistry2. showing mastery in artistic... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Word of the Day for Tuesday, February 3, 2009defalcate \di-FAL-keyt\, verb:to steal or misuse money or property entrusted to one's careThe stockbroker defalcated millions from investment clients.c 1540, from Latin defalcere, from de- + falx/falcem "sickle, scythe"Dictionary.com Entry and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Word of the Day for Sunday, February 1, 2009victuals \VIT-uhlz\, noun:food or provisions, esp. for humansBefore the hurricane hit, we went to the store for victuals.c 1303, vitaylle (singular), from Anglo-French and Old French vitaille, from Late Latin victualia "provisions," noun use of plural of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

nuary 31, 2009canine \KEY-nahyn\, adjective:1. of or like a dog or member of the dog family2. any animal belonging to a group of meat-eaters including dogs, foxes, and wolves3. pertaining to a canine tooth4. one of the four teeth next to the incisors; cuspidSeveral police departments with canine... Sign in to see full entry.

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