Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Peccable"

peccable /PEK-eh-behl/ (adjective) - Sinful, capable of sin, wrong-doing, or errorimperfect. "Miss Deeds led a peccable but overall agreeable life." Today's word comes from Latin Latin peccabilis "sinful" from peccare "to stumble, sin." "...

Today's Word "Specious"

specious \SPEE-shehs\ (adjective) - Ostensibly true but, in fact, false, misleading; deceptively attractive (language, gestures, and such). "Jack admitted that the offer to donate $5,000 to a cause seemed attractive, but most it was in the ...

Today's Word "Macrology"

macrology \mae-CRAH-leh-jee\ (noun) - Wordiness, prolixity, excessively redundant speech. "Rodney may have a Ph.D. in Economics, but his specialty is macrology" From the rhetorical figure "macrologia", use of excessive or redundant words. As...

Today's Word "Capital"

capital \KAE-pi-tehl\ (adjective, noun) - Major, large, critical, most important; punishable by death (capital crime); pertaining to investment wealth. "It's always a capital idea to deploy a rich mix of such hyperbolic interjections as '...

Today's Word "Cachexy"

cachexy \keh-KEK-si\ (noun) - 1 : Extremely bad state of health resulting from malnutrition, starvation; 2 : sick or depraved way of thinking, mental malnourishment. "The cachexy of the political system tended to leave Kip none too sanguine ...

Today's Word "Effigy"

effigy \EF-eh-jee\ (noun) - A likeness of a person, usually crudely formed as a dummy, but also a carved image, as Washington's effigy on the US 25-cents piece "When Murdock fell in the wet concrete, he left a reverse effigy of his face in ...