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Today's Word "trice"

trice \ TRYS \ (noun) - A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice." "There is no reason to doubt Alma here since so many other witnesses over the years tell similar tales... of the ...

Today's Word "plebeian"

plebeian \plih-BEE-uhn\ (adjective) - 1 : Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people. 2 : Of or pertaining to the common people. 3 : Vulgar; common; crude or coarse in nature or manner. (noun) - 1 : One of the plebs, or common people ...

Today's Word "snook"

snook \SNOOK\ (noun) - 1 : A gesture of defiance and/or derision. 2 : Any of several kinds of salt-water fish of family Centropomidae, such as the sergeant-fish and the robalo. "Sarah's rendition of 'I'm still standing' at the karaoke evening was...

Today's Word "privation"

privation \pry-VAY-shun\ (noun) - 1 : An act or instance of depriving. 2 : The state of being deprived of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need. "Alice's family was so destitute as to often be without a place ...

Today's Word "postprandial"

postprandial \post-PRAN-dee-uhl\ (adjective) - Happening or done after a meal. "A postprandial drink, perhaps?' 'Well,' said Dixie Dorly, 'we have coffee and brandy, but I don't know if we have any postprandial." -- H. W. Crocker, III, 'The Old ...

Today's Word "peccant"

peccant \PEK-unt\ (adjective) - 1 : Sinning; guilty of transgression. 2 : Violating a rule or a principle. "It is allowed, that Senates and great Councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant Humours..." -- Jonathan ...