Vocabulary / Knowledge

Today's Word "Misandry"

misandry \mis-AEN-dri\ (noun) - The hatred of men, of the male sex, man-hating. "Jennifer was quick to point out how it was important not to misconstrue the thrust of Feminism as any kind of misandry." From Greek misandros "man-hating," based...

Today's Word "Nebbish"

nebbish \NEB-ish\ (noun) - a timid, meek, or ineffectual person "Jason's character in the play was a nervous, awkward nebbish of a man, utterly devoid of chutzpah." "From what I read . . . it looks like Pa isn't anything like the nebbish Ma ...

Today's Word "Geronimo"

Geronimo \jeh-RAH-neh-mo\ (noun) - The name of an Apache rebel, used most often as an interjection of exultation uttered on the brink of a great leap or other courageous or life-threatening act.

Today's Word "Myrmidon"

myrmidon \MI(r)-meh-dahn\ (noun) - In Greek mythology, a warlike people of ancient Thessaly, said to have been created from ants by the god Zeus; hence, any objectionably industrious lackey. "I had a visit from one of the Dean's myrmidons; ...

Today's Word "Fenestration"

fenestration \fe-neh-STREY-shehn\ (noun) - 1 : The arrangement and design of windows and doors in a building; 2 : any opening in a surface such as a wall or membrane. "It was a dense presentation fenestrated only by quips from the audience." ...

Today's Word "Concupiscence"

concupiscence \kahn-kyeh-PI-shents\ (noun) - A powerful lust, especially sexual, for something. "More than a mere workaholic, Brad's concupiscence for work left his family in despair." The word is often used as the antonym of Platonic love. ...