Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Comestible"

comestible \keh-MES-teh-bl\ (adjective) - Edible, esculent, fit to be eaten. "The table was set beautifully but the fried squash was the only comestible dish served." From Late Latin "comestibilis," an adjective derived from "comestus," the ...

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 ...