Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Nychthemeron"

nychthemeron \nik-THE-meh-rehn\ (noun) - A 24-hour period, comprising a nighttime and daylight segment. "If you don't have this room cleaned up in a nychthemeron, you're grounded" Greek adjective nykhthemeron neuter of nykhthemeros "lasting ...

Today's Word "Taciturn"

taciturn \TAE-seh-tehrn\ (adjective) - Quiet, abstaining from talk or conversation, saying little or nothing in the company of others. Meghan is an intelligent but taciturn young woman, more inclined to express herself in writing than in ...

Today's Word "Veronica"

veronica \veh-RAH-ni-keh\ (noun) - 1 : A cloth with a representation of Jesus' face on it (from the legend that the face of Jesus was impressed on the kerchief offered him by Saint Veronica on the road to Calvary). 2 : A maneuver in ...

Today's Word "Scenester"

scenester \SEEN-steh(r)\ (noun) - (Youthspeak) Someone intent on "making the scene," a really cool groupie always at the right band concerts, hanging with the right nest of other cool groupies. Scenesters are identified by their drab clothes, ...

Today's Word "Nidicolous"

nidicolous \ni-DI-keh-lehs\ (adjective) - Nest-dwelling, nesting, usually referring to birds whose offspring are helpless at birth and must remain in a nest until they mature. "When he married Mathilda, Frederick converted from the nomadic to ...

Today's Word "Usufruct"

usufruct \YU-seh-frehkt or YU-zyu-frehkt\ (noun) - A usufruct is the right of using and receiving profits (the fruits) from a property that belongs to someone else. "Albert married Angela in hopes of getting his hands on her ranch. He soon ...