Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Meretricious"

meretricious \mer-eh-TRISH-ehs\ (adjective) - Gaudy, vulgar, especially attracting attention by being gaudy or vulgar. "Meretriciously" is the adverb and "meretriciousness," the noun. "Melinda's tenth-grade daughter seems to equate 'creativity'...

Today's Word "Zaftig"

zaftig \ZAEF-tig\ (adjective) - Having a full, rounded figure (usually of a woman) "Ms. Jones has a razor-sharp wit and a zaftig figure, a combination that some men find attractive but others find intimidating."

Today's Word "Chatoyant"

chatoyant \cheh-TOY-ehnt\ (adjective) - Having a changeable luster, like a cat's eye or the gem of the same name. "Your promises have a chatoyant luster that taunt suspicion in that they are attractive but change substantially before ...

Today's Word "Niveous"

niveous \NIV-ee-ehs\ (adjective) - Resembling snow, snow-like. "The wipers couldn't clear the nivosity quickly enough, so we pulled over until the blizzard died down." From Latin niveus, from nix (nig-s), niv- "snow" which developed into ...

Today's Word "Quasquicentennial"

quasquicentennial \kwah-skweh-sin-TE-ni-yehl\ (adjective) - Pertaining to 125 or 125th; the celebration of 125 years. "Lawrence, this is the quasquicentennial time I've requested that you clean up your room." Apparently, introduced for the ...