WORD OF THE DAY

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 29, 2009acclaim \uh-KLEYM\, verb:1. to welcome with loud approval; praise highly2. a shout or show of approvalA day after abandoning his proposal to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, Gov. Eliot Spitzer won the kind of wide acclaim from elected... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 27, 2009wanton \WON-tn\, adjective;The plural is faunas or faunae.:1. reckless, heartless, or malicious; without reason or excuse2. not moral; lewd, lascivious"Such (a) stand and attitude are leading to the grave, wanton violation of all the north-south... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 25, 2009 unconscionable \uhn-KON-shuh-nuh-buhl\, adjective: 1. not influenced or guided by conscience 2. very great Hastert also took aim at the rich pay package for Exxon Mobil Corp.'s retired chief executive, which he called " unconscionable." -- Steven Mufson... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 24, 2009 talisman \TAL-is-muhn, TAL-iz-muhn\, noun: 1. an object, such as a ring, engraved with figures supposed to have magic power; charm 2. anything that seems to produce extraordinary results Cheadle, who is one of the film's producers as well as its star,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Word of the Day for Friday, January 23, 2009 sallow \SAL-oh\, adjective: having a sickly, yellowish color "After several days of flying in space, the astronauts may look wan and sallow, so medical staff will put make-up on them to make them look ruddy," the newspaper said. -- The Sydney Morning... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 22, 2009 rancor \RANG-ker\, noun: bitter resentment or ill will; extreme hatred or spite The day quickly degenerated into rancor as Palestinians and Jews staged competing protests and Arab participants were accused of harassing Jewish delegates. -- Rachel L.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 20, 2009 pandiculation \pan-dik-yuh-LEY-shuhn\, noun: an instinctive stretching, as on awakening or while yawning "Pandiculate for Health! Grow Tall! Get Well! Be Young!" Exuberant ads like this, running in health-fad magazines since 1914, have proclaimed the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Word of the Day for Monday, January 19, 2009 obscure \uhb-SKYOOR\, adjective: 1. not clearly expressed; hard to understand 2. to hide from view; dim, darken 3. not well known; not prominent 4. dark, dim, murky An obscure federal agency with a history of setbacks announced Thursday that it will... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 18, 2009 narcolepsy \NAHR-kuh-lep-see\, noun: a disorder characterized by uncontrollable bouts of sleepiness during the daytime, occasional loss of muscle power and paralysis, and hallucinations during sleep This story of Sleeping Beauty centers on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 17, 2009 magnanimous \mag-NAN-uh-muhs\, adjective: 1. noble in mind or soul; free from mean or petty feelings or acts 2. showing a generous spirit; generous in forgiving But an even greater responsibility falls on Obama as the nominee. Losers have to be... Sign in to see full entry.

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