Word of the day

03/08/2021

Mell – to mix, blend or mingle; a  heavy hammer or beetle of metal or wood; a sledgehammer.


Word of the day

02/08/2021

Mellaginous – of, pertaining to, or resembling honey.


Word of the day

01/08/2021

Nefandous – impious: abominable; very shocking to the general sense of justice or religion; unfit to be spoken of; unmentionable; execrable; atrocious, appalling.


Word of the day

31/07/2021

Scansion – analysis of verse into metrical patterns; the act of scanning; the measuring of a verse by feet in order to see whether the quantities are duly observed; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise;  the analysis of verse to show its meter; the method or practice of determining and (usually) graphically representing the metrical pattern of a line of verse.


Word of the day

29/07/2021

Screef -a layer of surface vegetation on an area of ground; a small area of ground from which the surface vegetation has been cleared, or that has otherwise been prepared for planting; valueless rubbish, waste material.


Word of the day

28/07/2021

Addubitation – the suggestion of a doubt; a doubting; insinuated doubt.


Word of the day

27/07/2021

Abluvion – a flood; substance or things that are washed off or away.


Word of the day

26/07/2021

Interdict – an authoritative prohibition; a court order forbidding and act; a negative injunction; any prohibitory act or decree of a court or administrative officer; an ecclesiastical censure or ban that prohibits people, certain  active church individuals or groups, from participating in certain rites, or that the rites and services of the church are banished from being valid in certain territories for a limited or extended time; to restrain from doing or using something; intercept and prevent the movement of; to forbid or prohibit; to nix or veto.


Word of the day

25/07/2021

Impious – not pious; lacking in reverence or proper respect; irreverent; irreligious; wanting piety; ungodly; profane; lacking due respect or dutifulness.


Word of the day

24/07/2021

Insordescent – growing in filthiness.


Word of the day

23/07/2021

Dreck – worthless, distasteful, or nonsensical material or merchandise; something of very poor quality; crap, rubbish, trash.


Word of the day

22/07/2021

Tophaceous – pertaining to, or manifesting the features of, a toph or tophus; gritty; sandy; rough; stony.


Word of the day

21/07/2021

Subnivean –  existing, living, carried out, occurring or situated under the snow.


Word of the day

20/07/2021

Hiemal – characteristic of or relating to winter; wintery.


Word of the day

19/07/2021

Frazil – soft or amorphous ice formed by the accumulation of ice crystals in water that is too turbulent to freeze solid; ice crystals  ice crystals or granules sometimes resembling slush that are formed in turbulent water, as in swift streams or rough seas; a collection of stray ice crystals that form in fast-moving water.


Word of the day

18/07/2021

Jawn – (chiefly in Philadelphia) used to refer to a thing, place, person, or event that one need not or cannot give a specific name to; a unique Philadelphian all-purpose noun that can mean anything: a thing, a type of things, a place, a quality, a concept, an event, a situation, a person; a context-dependent substitute noun, a noun that substitutes for any other noun; Philadelphia slang for anything.


Word of the day

17/07/2021

Gruntle – to put in a good humour; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; a grunting sound; a snout; to utter small, low grunts.


Word of the day

16/07/2021

Impost– that which is imposed or levied; a tax, tribute, or duty; a charge usually of money collected by the government from people or businesses; a customs-duty; the basic curve for the definition of the dome, generated through the section of a horizontal plane with the ceiling; a block, capital, or molding from which an arch springs; the point where an arch rests on a wall or column; a block, capital, or molding from which an arch springs; the condition of such resting or meeting; a weight placed upon a horse in a handicap race.


Word of the day

15/07/2021

Gyre – a circular or spiral motion or form; a ring or circle; a circular course or motion; a ringlike system of ocean currents rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwisein the Southern Hemisphere; to whirl; turn; gyrate; revolve.


Word of the day

14/07/2021

Abarticular – not affecting or connected to the joints; away from the joints; not articular.


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