Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Scenester"

scenester \SEEN-steh(r)\ (noun) - (Youthspeak) Someone intent on "making the scene," a really cool groupie always at the right band concerts, hanging with the right nest of other cool groupies. Scenesters are identified by their drab clothes, ...

Today's Word "Nidicolous"

nidicolous \ni-DI-keh-lehs\ (adjective) - Nest-dwelling, nesting, usually referring to birds whose offspring are helpless at birth and must remain in a nest until they mature. "When he married Mathilda, Frederick converted from the nomadic to ...

Today's Word "Usufruct"

usufruct \YU-seh-frehkt or YU-zyu-frehkt\ (noun) - A usufruct is the right of using and receiving profits (the fruits) from a property that belongs to someone else. "Albert married Angela in hopes of getting his hands on her ranch. He soon ...

Today's Word "Festoon"

festoon \fes-TUN\ (verb) - To drape a bushy rope of greenery or colorful cloth in loops that droop down between the points where it is attached, for festive decoration. "Well, no, festooning the tree with toilet paper is not really what I had ...

Today's Word "Aliquot"

aliquot \AE-li-kweht\ (noun) - A number that divides another evenly, as 2, 3, 4, and 6 (but not 5) are aliquots of 12. "Ali is an aliquot in any group, as she fits in smoothly with any crowd." 5,000 years ago the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) ...

Today's Word "Runagate"

runagate \REHN-eh-geyt\ (noun) - The same as that of "renegade:" 1 : an apostate, someone who deserts a religion, cause or obligation; 2 : an outlaw, especially one who runs rampant over a territory. "The new music teacher put together a jazz ...