Word of the Day
Week of 3/21
Week of 3/14
- quorum - noun - the minimum number of members requires to be present at a meeting before it can validly conduct business.
- incongruous - adj. - lacking harmony or agreement; being absurd.
- reprisal - noun - inflicting injury on someone for a previous insult.
Week of 3/7
- quixotic - adj. - extravagantly romantic; foolishly idealistic or unrealistic.
- jurisprudence - noun - the philosophy of law; the collected system of legal rulings.
- improvident - adj. - failing to provide for the future; incautious.
Week of 2/29
- quiescent - adj. - to become quiet or still.
- judicious - adj. - having good judgement; being balanced or wise.
- implacable - adj. - unable to be eased or appeased.
- lexicographer - noun - one who writes or compiles a dictionary.
Week of 2/22
- lethargy - noun - a great lack of energy, sluggishness, or dullness.
- legerdemain - noun - slight of hand, trickery, or manipulation.
- jingoist - noun - someone who shows extreme nationalism.
- quell - verb - to put an end to; to quiet something.
Week of 2/8
- quarantine - noun - an isolation or restriction placed upon individuals or things so to stop a disease from spreading.
- jettison - verb - to throw overboard; to get rid of things so as to achieve stability in a vessel or aircraft.
Week of 2/1
- jaunty - adj. - buoyantly self-confident; dapper.
- laudable - adj. - worthy of being praised or honored.
Week of 1/18
- ornithologist - noun - a scientist who studies birds.
- vestige - noun - an almost invisible trace of something.
- munificent - adj. - willing to give; feeling selfless and generous.
- utilitarian - adj. - having or stressing usefulness over beauty; being practical.
- lassitude - noun - feeling of being tired; weariness of mind and body; a condition of indifference.
Week of 1/11
- lachrymose - adj. - causing or inclined to shed tears.
- paean - noun - a song or a few words of praise or tribute.
- bulwark - noun - a structure that acts as a defense, something that protects from outside danger.
Week of 1/4
- paraphernalia - noun - equipment or apparatus.
Week of 12/14
- unassailable - adj. - something which cannot be assaulted or attacked successfully; unquestionable or certain.
- unanimity - noun - a complete agreement or united opinion.
- panacea - noun - a cure-all; a solution for everything.
Week of 12/7
- panache - noun - having a lot of style and flair.
Week of 11/9
- vespertine - adj. - relating to or happening in the evening.
- ornate - adj. - beautifully detailed, showy, or decorated.
Week of 11/2
- officious - adj. - overly eager to serve or to advise, usually in a bossy way.
- oratory - noun - ability to speak well in public.
Week of 10/26
- nirvana - noun - a state of bliss, perfect calm, or peace.
- noxious - adj. - harmful; obnoxious; causing damage.
Week of 10/19
- whim - noun - a sudden notion, idea, or desire; an impulse.
Week of 10/12
- peerless - without equal; superior to everything; champion.
- pander - verb - to give satisfaction to someone, often in order to gain something yourself.
Week of 10/5
- perennial - noun - a plant that lives or seasons or for several seasons.
- unkempt - adj. - tangled, uncombed, or messy.
- montage - noun - a combination of several elements (especially images) into one composition.
Week of 9/28
- modicum - noun - a small amount; a bit.
- modulate - verb - to change or to turn down.
Week of 9/21
- laconic - adj. - brief with words; concise; something said with few words.
- mores - noun - actions, behaviors, or manners that are socially accepted without question.
- preclude - verb - to make something impossible, usually in advance; to shut out.
- parochial - adj. - related to a local church; narrow or limited in scope.
Week of 9/14
- monolithic - adj. - massive, solid, and uniform in appearance.
- moribund - adj. - dying or coming to an end.
Week of 9/7
- yoke - verb - to harness an animal; to join together.
- motif - noun - a theme or subject that appears in an artistic work.
- unravel - verb - to untangle or separate; to solve.
- myriad - noun - variety; a great number of things.
- mote - noun - a small speck, usually of dirt or dust; a fragment.