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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 ...

Today's Word "Literal"

literal \LI-deh-rehl\ (adjective) - Factual, exact, free of any elaboration or metaphor, at face value. It should not be substituted for "actual(ly)" or "real(ly)," which are tossed about freely when we wish to simply say, "Would you believe ...