Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Voracity"

voracity \vo-RAEH-seh-ti\ (noun) - An enormous appetite, uncontrollable hunger, ravenousness. "Madeleine has an insatiable voracity for German classical music." From Latin vorax "ravenous" from vorare "to swallow, devour." The same word ...

Today's Word " Maieutics"

maieutics \mey-YU-tiks\ (noun) - The Socratic method of teaching by helping someone articulate ideas already in their mind; intellectual midwifery. "I think teaching me how to program the timer on my VCR is beyond the power of any maieutics." ...

Today's Word " Malfeasance"

malfeasance \mael-FEE-zehns\ (noun) - Abuse of one's position in a public or private organization. "Mom! If you don't bake apple pie and put out a US flag on the Fourth of July it will be malfeasance of motherhood!" Old French malfaisant "...

Today's Word "Muckle"

muckle \MEH-kl\ (adverb) - Much, a great many, a large amount; large, great (Scots English). J. D. Salinger wrote in Catcher in the Rye (1951), Chapter 11, that Jane Gallagher "was sort of muckle-mouthed" because when she talked excitedly "...

Today's Word "Comestible"

comestible \keh-MES-teh-bl\ (adjective) - Edible, esculent, fit to be eaten. "The table was set beautifully but the fried squash was the only comestible dish served." From Late Latin "comestibilis," an adjective derived from "comestus," the ...

Today's Word "Peccable"

peccable /PEK-eh-behl/ (adjective) - Sinful, capable of sin, wrong-doing, or errorimperfect. "Miss Deeds led a peccable but overall agreeable life." Today's word comes from Latin Latin peccabilis "sinful" from peccare "to stumble, sin." "...