Word of the Day: Suborn

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“Because suborning perjury is not a mistake, nor is suppressing evidence. These acts are intentional.” — Melinda Henneberger, The Kansas City Star, 13 Nov. 2020 Build your vocabulary! Get Word of the Day in your inbox every day. Test Your Vocabulary Dog Words Quiz Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology? Test […]

Word of the Day: Coiffure

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“Perhaps in no other eras has the female coiffure reached such, well, heights, towering actual feet above the wearer’s skull line.” — Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun, 5 Oct. 2003 Build your vocabulary! Get Word of the Day in your inbox every day. Test Your Vocabulary Farm Idioms Quiz What does ‘poke’ refer to […]

Word of the Day: Adamantine

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“The black-and-white illustrations … conjure up wind-borne snows, cliffs that rear up like waves, and waves that look as adamantine as rock.” — Susannah Clapp, The Observer (London), 5 June 2021 Build your vocabulary! Get Word of the Day in your inbox every day. [ Original article

Word of the Day: Jeopardize

“Drugmakers believe offering a drug before studies are finished could impair its development and jeopardize FDA approval.” — Christina Bennett, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2021 Build your vocabulary! Get Word of the Day in your inbox every day. [ Original article

Word of the Day: Gasconade

“His malevolence was only equalled by his audacity,—and this was, if possible, surpassed by his gasconade.” — Nathaniel Pitt Langford, Vigilante Days and Ways, 1996 Build your vocabulary! Get Word of the Day in your inbox every day. Test Your Vocabulary Farm Idioms Quiz What does ‘poke’ refer to in the expression ‘pig in a poke’? […]

doff

<strong> <font color=”#000066″>Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for September 2, 2021 is:</font> </strong> <strong>doff</strong> &#8226; DAHF&nbsp; &#8226; <em>verb</em><br /> <p><em>Doff</em> means “to take off or remove (a hat or a piece of clothing).” // They doffed their coats when they came inside the house. See the entry > <strong>Examples:</strong><br /> <p>”The public address announcer asked […]

Word of the Day: Regnant

“The bare-chested Washington is draped in a Roman toga and clad in Roman sandals. Seated on an ornately carved chair (again, crafted according to the regnant style of Greco-Roman antiquity), he points the index finger of his right hand upward toward Heaven and in his left holds out a sheathed sword….” — Cameron Hilditch, The […]

Word of the Day: Desultory

“So my friend goes into the office with his copy, walks up to the creative director’s desk, gently puts it down in front of him, and waits. The creative director looks baffled and irritated. He picks up the copy and gives it a desultory read.” — Rob Long, Martini Shot (KCRW radio), 9 Apr. 2008 […]

Word of the Day: Numinous

“A musician, educator and serial collaborator, Win is also a collector of objects, thoughts and, of course, words—her poetry an illumination of the everyday beauty found in things both tangible and numinous.” — Denise Sullivan, Datebook (The San Francisco Chronicle), 19 Oct. 2020 [ Original article

lollygag

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 29, 2021 is: lollygag • LAH-lee-gag  • verb Lollygag means “to spend time doing things that are not useful.” // Stop lollygagging and get to work! // The player was kicked off the team for lollygagging during practice. See the entry > Examples: “During Saturday’s game, Sanchez lollygagged when […]