WORD OF THE DAY

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Word of the Day for Sunday, December 28, 2008 ramble \RAM-buhl\, verb, noun: 1. to wander about 2. a walk for pleasure without predetermined destination 3. to talk or write about one thing and then another without useful connection As you ramble along them, it is difficult not to feel something of a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Word of the Day for Saturday, December 27, 2008 qualify \KWOL-uh-fahy\, verb: 1. to make or become fit or competent 2. to give legal power; to make or become legally capable 3. to make less strong; to modify or limit the strength or meaning of 4. to characterize by attributing some quality to To... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Word of the Day for Friday, December 26, 2008 paltry \PAWL-tree\, adjective: 1. almost worthless; trifling 2. of no worth; contemptible, despicable The Denver defense is in tatters, ranking among the worst in the league, surrendering 31 points to a Raiders team that had been averaging a paltry 12.8... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Word of the Day for Thursday, December 25, 2008 oblique \oh-BLEEK\, adjective, noun: 1. something oblique, such as a line or figure 2. in military use, by turning 45 degrees 3. not straight up and down or across; slanting 4. a muscle attached at an oblique angle to the structure that it controls 5.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 24, 2008 narcissism \NAHR-suh-siz-em\, noun: excessive love or admiration for oneself; in psychoanalysis, gratification manifested in admiration and love of oneself Dr. Marion Solomon, a Los Angeles psychologist and author of "Narcissism and Intimacy," said... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 23, 2008 macrobiotic \mak-roh-bahy-OT-ik\, adjective: of or having to do with macrobiotics, a dietary system derived from Zen Buddhism and purported to prolong life Counselors conduct macrobiotic health assessments, discuss the macrobiotic view of the cause of a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Word of the Day for Monday, December 22, 2008 laggard \LAG-erd\, adjective, noun: 1. a person or thing that moves too slowly or falls behind 2. falling behind; slow Michael Greve adds an additional consideration: "Experimentation is quite probably preferable to a federal 'reform' that might get it... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Word of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2008 kibbutz \ki-BOOTS\, noun: an Israeli communal settlement, especially a farm co-operative For this farming collective five miles from the Lebanon border, the attack last week, which killed more than two dozen cows, raised new worries about life ahead for... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Word of the Day for Saturday, December 20, 2008 jaded \JEY-did\, adjective: worn out; tired, weary The bad guys were potential Islamic extremists. But anywhere, at this jaded stage in the global war on terror, was literally and metaphorically off the map: a remote African laboratory for the long... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Word of the Day for Friday, December 19, 2008 iambic \ahy-AM-bik\, adjective: 1. of or consisting of iambic measures 2. a foot or measure in poetry consisting of two syllables, an unaccented followed by an accented or a short syllable followed by a long Besides, as Andrei Bely demonstrated 70 years... Sign in to see full entry.

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