Vocabulary / Knowledge

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 ...

Today's Word "Thelyphthoric"

thelyphthoric \the-lehf-THO-rik\ (adjective) - (Obsolete) Corruptive of the morals of women. "The parson warned the congregation of the thelyphthoric effects of Britney Spears' new video." Today's word was the creation of Martin Madan, who ...

Today's Word "Prelapsarian"

prelapsarian \pree-laep-SEr-ee-ehn\ (adjective) - Characteristic of or belonging to the time or state before the fall of mankind. "A five minute walk brought Jamie to a prelapsarian spot so pristine and undisturbed it struck her that Adam and ...