Word of the day

August 14, 2020

Autodidact – a self-taught person; a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; someone who critically and willingly seeks out knowledge.


Word of the day

August 12, 2020

Halfpace – a raised floor or dais or a platform or footpace at the top of steps (as for a throne or an altar); small stage on which something stands; a landing of a staircase like a broad step between two half flights; a platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight.


Word of the day

August 11, 2020

Sehnsucht –  yearning; wistful longing; the inconsolable longing in the human heart for a far, familiar, non-earthly land one can identify as one’s home; the longing or yearning for something unachievable.


Word of the day

August 10, 2020

Hodophile –  a lover of roads or travel; one who loves to travel.


Word of the day

August 9, 2020

Lection – a reading of a text found in a particular copy or edition;  a liturgical reading for a particular day; a selection or text read in a religious service;  a lesson to be read in church.


Word of the day

August 8, 2020

Mozz – to exert a malign influence on; jinx; a hoodoo; hex.


Word of the day

August 7, 2020

Dépaysement – the disorientation felt in a foreign country or culture; the feeling of being a fish out of water; change of scenery; exile.


Word of the day

August 6, 2020

Resfeber – the restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; the tangled feeling of fear and excitement before a journey begins.


Word of the day

August 5, 2020

Magniloquent – using high-flown or bombastic language; speaking in or characterised by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner;  speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.


Word of the day

August 4, 2020

Bovarism –  a conception of oneself as other than one is to the extent that one’s general behavior is conditioned or dominated by the conception;  an exaggerated, especially glamorised, estimate of oneself; conceit;  domination by such an idealized, glamorised, glorified, or otherwise unreal conception of oneself that it results in dramatic personal conflict, markedly unusual behavior or great achievement


Word of the day

August 3, 2020

Paralogize – to reason falsely : to draw conclusions not warranted by the premises or given set of assumptions.


Word of the day

August 2, 2020

Ligger – a float that usually consists of a bundle of reeds with baited line attached for pike fishing; a footbridge (as a plank) across a ditch or drain; the horizontal timber of a scaffolding; a ledger; a nether millstone; a coverlet for a bed; an individual who attends parties, openings, social gatherings and events with the sole intention of obtaining free food and drink.


Word of the day

August 1, 2020

Satisdiction – the action of saying enough; enough said.


Word of the day

July 31, 2020

Didapper – a dabchick or other small glebe; a water-bird that is constantly dipping or diving under water.


Word of the day

July 30, 2020

Ulotrichous – belonging to a group of people having woolly or crisply curly hair.


Word of the day

July 29, 2020

Xertz – to gulp something down quickly and/or in a greedy fashion.


Word of the day

July 28, 2020

Dingle – a deep wooded valley or dell; a deep hollow, usually shaded with trees; a deep, narrow cleft between hills; shady dell.


Word of the day

July 27, 2020

Jurisdictional – relating to the official power to make legal decisions and judgements; relating to the territory or sphere of activity over which the legal authority of a court or other institution extends; the geographic area over which authority extends; power, authority, control.


Word of the day

July 26, 2020

Pruina – a woolly white covering on some lichens; frost; hoarfrost; rime.


Word of the day

July 25, 2020

Lappet – a fold or hanging piece of flesh in some animals; a fold or flap on a garment or headdress; a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part;  a brownish moth, the hairy caterpillars of which have fleshy lappets along each side of the body.


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