Word of thee day

27/02/2021

Snaccident –  the act of eating by mistake; consuming food in an accidental, often regrettable way;  when a person accidentally consumes an entire snack when s/he initially meant to eat just some of it;  an incidence of unplanned overeating of snacks, because one is distracted, anxious, etc.


Word of the day

26/02/2021

Pseudothyron -a false door behind a building;  a disguised door or secret entrance.


Word of the day

25/02/2021

Frobly-mobly –  neither well nor unwell; so-so; bad-tempered; irritable; cranky.


Word of the day

24/02/2021

Tantrups – ill-humoured disturbances.

 

 


Word of the day

23/02/2021

Cakeism – the doctrine of having one’s cake and eating it too, particularly regarding the UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations; a wish to enjoy two desirable but incompatible alternatives;  the wish to have or do two good things at the same time when this is impossible.; to expect to achieve something that is beyond the realm of reality, simply because you think that you should have it.


Word of the day

22/02/2021

Snirt– a suppressed laugh; a sly or disrespectful laugh , especially one partly stifled; a sharp intake of breath; to snicker; dirty snow.


Word of the day

21/02/2021

Plinyism  – an assertion of doubtful truth or accuracy; a statement of having doubt about the truth or accuracy of something.


Word of the day

20/02/2021

Inadvertist – one who persistently fails to take notice of things or to read signs; a person who is generally thought to not take notice of things; someone who is habitually oblivious.


Word of the day

19/02/2021

Animadversion – criticism or censure; a critical and usually censorious or unfavorable remark; a comment or remark, especially a critical one.


Word of the day

18/02/2021

Palimpsest – a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing; something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form;  writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased; a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text; something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface; something such as a work of art that has many levels of meaning, types of style, etc. that build on each other.


Word of the day

17/02/2021

Relict – a thing which has survived from an earlier period or in a primitive form; an animal or plant that has survived while others of its group have become extinct; a group of animals or plants that exists as a remnant of a formerly widely distributed group in an environment different from that in which it originated;  a species or community living in an environment that has changed from that which is typical for it; an organism that at an earlier time was abundant in a large area but now occurs at only one or a few small areas; a mountain, lake, glacier, etc, that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after a destructive process has occurred; a mineral that remains unaltered after metamorphism of the rock in which it occurs; relic; widow.


Word of the day

16/02/2021

Sepulchral – gloomy, dismal; relating to a tomb or interment; of or relating to a sepulchre or tomb.


Word of the day

15/02/2021

Vitiate – spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of; make faulty; to make faulty or defective; destroy or impair the legal validity of; debase in moral or aesthetic status;  corrupt, invalidate or weaken morally.


Word of the day

14/02/2021

Uxoriousness– foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one’s wife; affectionateness, lovingness, fondness, warmth;  a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love.

In the interests of balance:

Maritorious – excessively fond of, or doting on, one’s husband; being fond of one’s husband to the point of obsession.


Word of the day

13/02/2021

Supervene – occur as an interruption or change to an existing situation; to follow or result as an additional, adventitious, or unforeseen development; to take place or occur as something additional or extraneous; be dependent on a set of facts or properties in such a way that change can occur only after change has occurred in those facts or properties; be entailed by or consequent on the existence or establishment of another.


Word of the day

12/02/2021

Withal – besides; therewith; nevertheless; on the other hand;  in spite of what has been said; with; in addition; as a further factor or consideration.


Word of the day

10/02/2021

Transpontine –  on or from the other side of an ocean, in particular the Atlantic as viewed from Britain; on or from the other side of a bridge; across, on the far side of, or beyond a bridge.


Word of the day

09/02/2021

Anathematise – curse; condemn; denounce; declare to be evil or anathema; threaten with divine punishment; pronounce an anathema against;  the formal act of pronouncing someone or something accursed.


Word of the day

08/02/2021

Desideratum – something that is needed or wanted; something desired as essential; something lacked and wanted; something considered necessary or highly desirable.


Word of the day

07/02/2021

Cilice – a hair shirt; a garment of haircloth formerly worn by monks; a garment or undergarment made of coarse cloth or animal hair worn close to the skin used by members of various Christian traditions as a self-imposed means of repentance and mortification of the flesh; a spiked garter or other device worn by penitents and ascetics; a garment or item worn as a form of corporal mortification.


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