Vocabulary / Knowledge

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 "Odium"

odium \O-dee-ehm\(noun) - The stain of deepest dishonor, such as disgrace from evil behavior; hatred or repulsion elicited by degenerate acts. "Jacobinism was destroyed; its party, as a party, was extinguished; its tenets were involved in almost...

Today's Word "Agora"

agora \AEH-geh-reh\ (noun) - A meeting place or marketplace. "Jenny agreed that the university was the town's intellectual agora, while her house was neighborhood's the social agora." From Greek agora "marketplace," the noun from ageirein "to...

Today's Word "Recreant"

recreant \RE-kri-yehnt\ (adjective) - 1 : Disloyal, unfaithful, apostate; 2 : cowardly, faint-hearted, craven. "Jeannie, you knew I was going to buy that dress tomorrow; how could you be so recreant as to buy it today?" From Old French "...

Today's Word "Froward"

froward \FRO-we(r)d\ (adjective) - Contrary, disobedient, obstinate, even perversely so. "No one can be more guilty of frowardness than a beautiful, bright, and overindulged three-year-old." Today's word is a plain Middle English addition to ...

Today's Word "Vociferous"

vociferous \voh-SIF-uh-rus\ (adjective) - Marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry "The students launched a vociferous protest upon learning the college was planning to fire the popular professor." "Vociferous" derives from the Latin "...