Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Vociferous"

vociferous \voh-SIF-uh-rus\ (adjective) - Marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry "The students launched a vociferous protest upon learning the college was planning to fire the popular professor." "Vociferous" derives from the Latin "...

Today's Word "Eruction"

eruction \ee-RUHK-shehn\ - The expulsion of stomach gases through the mouth; a belch, a burp. "Jason was well known for his loud, ill-timed eructions which he would inevitably let loose during pauses in boring, long-winded lectures by his ...

Today's Word "Behemoth"

behemoth \bee-HEE-mehth\ (noun) - An enormously large beast or other object. "I leaped downward to the ground, hoping that the behemoth did not see me. I gently rested the palm of my hands onto the ground, feeling the life underneath."

Today's Word "Tortfeasor"

tortfeasor \TORT-fee-zehr\ (noun) - One who is guilty of wrong-doing that is not in violation of a contract; a wrong-doer, or trespasser for which a civil remedy may be sought. "Terry said that should would always remember 2002 as the Year of ...

Today's Word "Pyrrhic"

pyrrhic \PIR-ik\ (adjective) - Used in the phrase "Pyrrhic victory," meaning a victory with losses or costs so great, it's no victory at all. "Besting Livia in the state salad-making finals turned into a Pyrrhic victory for Umberto when Livia ...

Today's Word "Incommensurable"

incommensurable \in-kuh-MEN-suh-ruh-bul\ (adjective) - Not commensurable; broadly : lacking a basis of comparison in respect to a quality normally subject to comparison "Our anxieties for you and Margaret and my anxieties for the success of my...