Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Bona fides"

bona fides \boh-nuh-FYE-deez\ (noun) - Good faith or sincerity; evidence of one's good faith or genuineness -- often plural in construction; evidence of one's qualifications or achievements -- often plural in construction. "Jenkins was the ...

Today's Word "Groundling"

groundling \GROUND-ling\ (noun) - 1 : A person of unsophisticated taste; one that lives or works on or near the ground; 2 : a spectator who stood in the pit of an Elizabethan theater. "But then, Roger was not a groundling. He was no mere ...

Today's Word "Videlicet"

videlicet \vye-DEH-luh-set or vih-DAY-lih-ket\ (adverb) - That is to say; namely. "Janice wanted to improve her vocabulary so she subscribed to one of the Internet's language-learning sources, videlicet, Arcamax's Vocabulary ezine." The ...

Today's Word "Temporize"

temporize \TEM-puh-ryze\ (verb) - 1 : to act to suit the time or occasion : yield to current or dominant opinion : compromise; 2 : to draw out discussions or negotiations so as to gain time "The legislature was accused of temporizing while ...

Today's Word "Irenic"

irenic \i-REH-nik\ (adjective) - Favoring, conducive to, or operating toward peace, moderation, or conciliation. "Jasmine had always been one of the more irenic students on campus, so no one was surprised to learn that she had helped ...

Today's Word "Inglenook"

inglenook \ING-gl-nuk\ (noun) - The corner of a large open fireplace with space on either side of the hearth or built-in stove. "Jerzey wouldn't recommend putting plants in the inglenooks lest the fire reduce them to the vegetable course of ...