WORD OF THE DAY

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Word of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2008 hackneyed \HAK-need\, adjective: 1. used too often; commonplace 2. habituated; experienced Within earshot of flushing toilets, under the unflinching surveillance of a fake security camera, and accompanied by cheese curls and brightly-colored Kool-Aid,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2008 gaffe \gaf\, noun: a blunder; faux pas Torii Hunter was in full mea culpa mode Friday, taking responsibility for Wednesday night's gaffe, when he forgot there were two outs, pulled up between second and third base and was tagged out in a rundown... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Misanthropy is a general dislike, distrust, or hatred of the human species or a disposition to dislike and/or distrust other people. The term is also applicable to those who self-exile themselves or become loners because of the aforementioned feelings. The word comes from the Greek words μίσος (... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Word of the Day for Sunday, December 14, 2008 dastard \DAS-terd\, noun: a mean coward Even that notorious dastard and Spanish Political Grafter Juan March, popularly supposed to get his way in any part of Spain with 1,000 peseta notes, bolted like a rabbit for France until things should quiet down.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Word of the Day for Saturday, December 13, 2008 cached \kasht\, adjective: 1. stored; hidden 2. in computing, stored in a part of memory used as a cache MacMillan wrote to his sponsors at the National Geographic Society, "I am more convinced than ever that far northern Arctic work will never be done... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Word of the Day for Friday, December 12, 2008 beatific \bee-uh-TIF-ik\, adjective: 1. exaltedly happy; blissful 2. blessing or making exceedingly happy Statues crumble, walls peel, in the vast accumulation of words and still more words even legends lose their way, and Leonardo wishes he'd said to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 10, 2008 homologous \huh-MOL-uh-guhs; hoh-\, adjective: 1. corresponding in position, proportion, structure, value, or other property 2. in biology, corresponding in type of structure and in origin but not necessarily in appearance or function 3. in chemistry,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 9, 2008 elocution \el-uh-KYOO-shuhn\, noun: the art of speaking or reading clearly in public, including gestures, pronunciation, and tones No one knew her well but everyone admired her because of the beautiful way in which she recited the poetry she chose for... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Word of the Day for Monday, December 8, 2008 sepulcher \SEP-uhl-kuhr\, noun: 1. a burial place; tomb 2. a structure or niche in a church in which sacred relics are deposited on Good Friday and removed on Easter Deeds of ownership, cash instruments and currency in a large amount were sealed, as... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Word of the Day for Saturday, December 6, 2008 sentinel \SEN-tuhn-uhl\, noun, verb: 1. to stand guard and watch 2. a person stationed to keep watch and guard Sometimes the puppy barked when a customer came in, taking on the sentinel's role that no one had assigned him. -- Eliseo Alberto, Caracol... Sign in to see full entry.

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