Word of the Day Archive

 

April 18, 2015

asafetida - a soft, brown, lumpy gum resin having a bitter, acrid taste and an obnoxious odor.

April 17, 2015

bunkum - insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.

April 16, 2015

grubstake - money or other assistance furnished at a time of need or of starting an enterprise.

April 15, 2015

schlemiel - an awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right.

April 14, 2015

argot - the special vocabulary of a particular profession or social group.

April 13, 2015

derring-do - daring deeds; heroic daring.

April 12, 2015

caseous - of or like cheese.

April 11, 2015

polyglot - containing, composed of, or written in several languages.