Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Susurrous"

susurrous \seh-SU-rehs\ (adjective) - Pertaining to a susurrus (whispering sound), having or similar to whispering or rustling sounds. "When vacationing at the beach house, Linda always left the windows open, as she found the susurrous sound ...

Today's Word "Fanfaronade"

fanfaronade \faen-fae-reh-NEYD\ (noun) - Verbal fanfare: boasting or blustering boisterously. "Walters introduced his daughter with a fanfaronade that embarrassed her so much she interrupted him."

Today's Word "Druther"

druther \DREH-dhehr\ (noun) - (Slang) Choice, option. "When it comes to alternatives to his fast food job, hish school dropout Danny had very few druthers." This word is a gift from the US South to the English-speaking world. It was clipped ...

Today's Word "Supererogation"

supererogation \su-peh-RER-eh-gey-shehn\ (noun) - The act of performing beyond the call of duty; the act of doing more than is necessary. "At Christmastime, we must never forget Santa Claus's supererogation in bringing toys to so many children ...

Today's Word "Dishevel"

dishevel\di-SHEV-ehl\ (verb) - To disorder or tousle, especially hair or clothing. "Martha tended to come to work with with desheveled hair and clothing as a way of showing her contempt for the office hierarchy and it's concomitant lack of ...

Today's Word "Obscurant"

obscurant \ehb-SKYU-rehnt\ (adjective) - That which obscures (adjective); one who obscures, prevents inquiry or enlightenment (noun). "Lindsey felt that our cardinal problem was that the halls of government were inhabited by too many obscurants...