Vocabulary / Knowledge

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 ...

Today's Word "Doughty"

doughty \DAEW-di or DAW-di\ (adjective) - Stouthearted, (unexpectedly) valiant, courageous, often said of physically small or unassuming people. "Harry was a doughty little man in dowdy clothes who stood up to the Board and brought more ...

Today's Word "Levant"

levant \leh-VAHNT\ (verb) - To leave hurriedly and secretly to avoid unpleasantness. "Jason and Marge took advantage of their parents' temporary absence and levanted to Las Vegas to get married." From Spanish levantar as in levantar el ...

Today's Word "Gothic"

gothic \GAH-thik\ (adjective) - Referring to the Teutonic tribes (Goths) who sacked Rome and provided the final impetus to collapse the Roman Empire from 378-450, hence barbarous, crude; a medieval art and architecture style of northern Europe...