/ word of the day:

“the dictionary is a poem about everything”—Steven Wright

  • /nov 17

    • 11.21.2017

      countervail verb. Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions. Synonymns: counteract, counterbalance, neutralize.

    • 11.20.2017

      redoubtable adjective. Arousing fear or awe. Synonymns: formidable, unnerving.

    • 11.19.2017

      sundry adjective. Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds. Synonymns: assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley.

    • 11.18.2017

      dumbstruck adjective. So shocked or astonished as to be rendered speechless. Synonymns: dumbfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, thunderstruck.

    • 11.17.2017

      exhilaration noun. The state of being stimulated, refreshed, or elated. Synonymns: excitement.

    • 11.16.2017

      unperturbed adjective. Free from emotional agitation or nervous tension. Synonymns: unflurried, unflustered, unruffled.

    • 11.15.2017

      smorgasbord noun. A varied collection. Synonymns: assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety.

    • 11.14.2017

      dissonance noun. The auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience. Synonymns: noise, racket.

    • 11.13.2017

      mannequin noun. A woman who wears clothes to display fashions. Synonymns: model.

    • 11.12.2017

      borderland noun. District consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area. Synonymns: border district, march, marchland.

    • 11.11.2017

      intone verb. Recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm. Synonymns: cantillate, chant.

    • 11.10.2017

      agonistic adjective. Striving to overcome in argument. Synonymns: combative.

    • 11.09.2017

      scopolamine noun. A thick, syrupy, colorless alkaloid, C17H21NO4, extracted from plants such as henbane and used primarily as a mydriatic and sedative, and to treat nausea and prevent motion sickness. Synonymns: hyoscine.

    • 11.08.2017

      kinetic adjective. Supplying motive force. Synonymns: energizing.

    • 11.07.2017

      rattlebrained adjective. Giddy and talkative; foolish. Synonymns: rattlepated, scatterbrained, scatty.

    • 11.06.2017

      odoriferous adjective. Having a natural fragrance. Synonymns: sweet-smelling, perfumed, scented, odorous, sweet.

    • 11.05.2017

      patter verb. Plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson). Synonymns: line of gab, spiel.

    • 11.04.2017

      condescension noun. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient. Synonymns: disdain, patronage.

    • 11.03.2017

      excavate verb. Remove the inner part or the core of. Synonymns: dig, hollow.

    • 11.02.2017

      regurgitate verb. Repeat after memorization. Synonymns: reproduce.

    • 11.01.2017

      importunity noun. Insistent solicitation and entreaty. Synonymns: urgency, urging.

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