Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Pulchritudinous"

pulchritudinous \pehl-kri-TUD-nehs\ (adjective) - Possessing physical beauty. "Glen's favorite resort, Mt Pisgah in the Smokies, offers a pulchritudinous view over the rolling mountains."

Today's Word "Plenipotentiary"

plenipotentiary \ple-ni-peh-TEN-chi-e-ri\ (adjective) - Invested with full power to reach decisions. "Mr. Burns sent Homer to act as plenipotentiary to settle the dispute with the union."

Today's Word "Crapulence"

crapulence \KRAEP-yeh-lehns\ (noun) - Sickness from immoderate eating or drinking; indulgence of one's appetites to the point of nausea. "Every Christmas, Jason would overindulge in chocolate-covered cherries and feel crapulent for hours after...

Today's Word "Odoriferous"

odoriferous \o-dih-ri-fehr-ehs\ (adjective) - Having or emitting an odor or (bad) smell. This word bears a pejorative (negative) connotation; the neutral term is "odorous." "There is something odoriferous about Basil's schemes; I would stay ...

Today's Word "Paradigm"

paradigm \PAE-reh-dIm\ (noun) - 1 : An example that serves as an archetype or model, or the model itself. 2 : The guiding philosophy of a discipline from which theories, experiments, and teaching practices are derived. "Jessica's mother has a ...

Today's Word "Assiduous"

assiduous \eh-SID-ju-wehs\ (adjective) - Persistently diligent and attentive at some activity; ardent. "Had George worked as assiduously on his homework as he did on his video games, he would be in Harvard now"