Word of the day

April 24, 2014

Vole – a small, typically burrowing, mouse-like rodent with a rounded muzzle; the winning by one player of all the tricks of a deal in cards; to risk everything in the hope of great rewards; to try every possibility.


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April 23, 2014

Absterge – to make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; to purge.


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April 22, 2014

Chatoyant – of a gem, especially when cut en cabochon, showing a band of bright lustre caused by reflection from inclusions in the stone; having a changeable lustre or colour with an undulating narrow band of white light.


Word of the day

April 21, 2014

Deliciate – to delight oneself; to indulge in feasting, to revel.


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April 20, 2014

Oocephalus – egghead.


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April 19, 2014

Antapology – a reply or response to an apology.


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April 18, 2014

 Delassation – fatigue,  tiredness,weariness.


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April 17, 2014

 Barathrum – a bottomless pit;  hell; an abyss; an insatiable person.


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April 16, 2014

Sanguinolent – containing or mixed or tinged with blood.


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April 15, 2014

Jollux – a fat person.


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April 14, 2014

Brabble – quibble; argue stubbornly about trifles or petty things; wrangle; noisy, quarrelsome chatter.


Word of the day

April 13, 2014

Euouae – a mnemonic which was used in medieval music to denote the sequence of tones in the “seculorum Amen” passage of the lesser doxology, Gloria Patri, which ends with the phrase In saecula saeculorum, Amen; a type of cadence in medieval music.


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April 12, 2014

Algerining -  prowling around with the intent to commit burglary.


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April 11, 2014

Linguipotencemastery of language or languages; ability to use language.


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April 10, 2014

Advesperate – to draw towards evening, grow dark, become night.


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April 9, 2014

Basilic – royal; kingly;  of a basilica, basilican; designating or of a large vein of the upper arm, on the inner side of the biceps muscle.


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April 8, 2014

Ramage – boughs or branches; warbling of birds in trees; wild, untamed, unruly, violent.


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April 7, 2014

Abatjour – lampshade; eyeshade; device like a reflector or skylight  to direct light into a room.


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April 6, 2014

Absterge – to make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; to purge.


Word of the day

April 5, 2014

Acclivity – an ascending or upward slope; incline.


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