Word of the day

02/07/2022

Hurkle-durkling – lying in bed or lounging about when you should be up and about.


Word of the day

01/07/2022

Hoit – a lazy, stupid person; play the fool; to behave thoughtlessly and frivolously.


Word of the day

30/06/2022

Veridical – based on or coinciding with reality; real; actual; genuine; showing what is true or real.


Word of the day

28/06/2022

Smirr –  a fine, misty rain or drizzle; mist like precipitation.


Word of the day

27/06/2022

Letty – a bed; a lodging; something that lets or hinders, especially weather;  just enough rain to make outdoor work difficult.


Word of the day

26/06/2022

Hibernacle – a winter retreat or hiding place; winter quarters.


Word of the day

24/06/2022

 Matariki – the name of the Pleiades star cluster and the celebration of its first rising in late June or early July; a star cluster that appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months.


Word of the day

22/06/2022

Musardry – time-wasting indulgence in fantasies or pipe dreams; idleness; indolence.


Word of the day

21/06/2022

Announceable –  may be proclaimed, may be declared, may be made known to the public; a positive-sounding news item suitable for public announcement; a sound bite;  a politician’s desperate continuous search for something, anything, to announce.*

*  Hat tip: James Elliott


Word of the day

20/06/2022

Smellfeast – one who is apt to find and frequent good tables; a parasite; a freeloader; a sponger.


Word of the day

19/06/2022

Desiderate – to yearn for those same things we once had; feel a keen desire for something lacking or absent; to wish or long for; feel the lack or need for; to want.


Word of the day

18/06/2022

Lickspigot – a tapster; the person who always seems to show up just as you’re cracking open a bottle of wine.


Word of the day

17/06/2022

Corrump – to destroy something morally, or bring it down to nothing; to corrupt.


Word of the day

16/06/2022

Bobbery – a mixed pack of hunting dogs , often not belonging to any of the hound breeds; a noisy commotion; a  hubbub.


Word of the day

15/06/2022

Inequitate  – to ride over or through.


Word of the day

14/06/2022

Stot – bounce or cause to bounce against a surface; leap or bound high in the air with the legs straight, as do certain antelopes and deer; a springing gait of certain bovids, as gazelles and antelopes, used especially when running in alarm from a predator.


Word of the day

13/06/2022

Identitarianism – the set of ideas arising from an ontology of identity; relating to or characteristic of politics in which the political interests of a particular racial, ethnic or national group are given priority; belief that group identity is the most important thing about a person, and that justice and power must be viewed primarily on the basis of group identity rather than individual merit; politics based on social identity.


Word of the day

12/06/2022

Ruthful – full of ruth; tender; full of sorrow; woeful; compassionate or sorrowful; causing or apt to cause sorrow or pity; feeling remorse or self-reproach.


Word of the day

11/06/2022

Chawner – to complain tiresomely; a long-term welfare beneficiary.


Word of the day

10/06/2022

Niffle-naffling – the art of looking busy while actually not doing very much at all; dilly-dallying or generally futzing about as a way of ignoring the important stuff.


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