Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Vandal"

vandal \VAEN-dehl\ (noun) - 1 : A member of a Germanic tribe that invaded Western Europe and North Africa from the Baltic in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D., establishing settlements along the way, and sacked Rome in 455; 2 : a nasty person ...

Today's Word "Chesterfield"

chesterfield \CHES-ter-feeld\ (noun) - 1 : A fitted overcoat with a velvet collar; 2 : a couch, davenport, divan, settee, or sofa with arms as high as the back. "Chester Field was wont to throw his chesterfield on the chesterfield rather ...

Today's Word "Screed"

screed \skreed\ (noun) - 1 : A raised, smooth flat strip around the borders of an area where plaster, mortar, concrete or other wet material is poured, over which a long flat, straight object (also called a screed) is dragged in order to ...

Today's Word "Cockalorum"

cockalorum \kah-kuh-LOR-um\ (noun) - 1 : A boastful and self-important person; 2 : boastful talk "Now, did he survive, and succeed, he'd be puffed full of relief and joy, and breakfast would be a

Today's Word "Snickersnee"

snickersnee \SNIH-ker-snee\ (noun) - A large knife or sword. "During Jon's evaluation, human resources manager Frank toyed with a snickersnee he described as 'a letter opener,' thereby greatly increasing Jon's already rather high anxiety ...

Today's Word "Effete"

effete \ee-FEET\ (adjective) - Depleted, exhausted, lacking strength, vitality or efficacy; effeminate; infertile. "When revolutionaries asked Russian Tsar Nicholas II to abandon the throne in 1917, his regime had become so effete that he did ...