The word for today is: COCOON. MEANING: A covering usually made of silk which some insects (such as caterpillars) make around themselves to protect them while they grow. Something that covers or protects a person or thing. To cover or protect (someone or something) completely. To spend time at home instead of going out for […]
The word for today is COMEUPPANCE. MEANING: A punishment someone deserve to receive. The result of a good/bad that is well deserved. EXAMPLES: Sooner or later, he’ll get his comeuppance for bullying other students. The superhero was terrific at ensuring the bad guys get their comeuppance. One of these days, our politicians will get their […]
The word for today is: GLITCH. MEANING: An unexpected and usually minor problem. A minor malfunction with a machine or device (computer or phone). A minor problem that causes a temporary setback. A false electronic signal. EXAMPLE: A glitch in a spacecraft’s fuel cell. Glitches in the lecturer’s schedule caused some delays. A technical glitch […]
The word for today is: ACCOLADE. MEANING: A mark of acknowledgment or award an expression of praise. A ceremonial embrace. A brace or a line used in music to join two or more staffs carrying simultaneous parts. EXAMPLE: Mr. Kodunmi received the highest accolade of his profession. His girlfriend deserves a accolade for enduring his […]
The word for today is: SLAKE MEANING: To provide, do, or have what is required. Archaic: subside, abate, crumble, moderate. To cause (a substance) to heat and crumble by treatment with water. Satisfy, quench. EXAMPLE: Trying to slake his curiosity. The cold water slaked his thirst. Hanging out with you has never slacked my love […]
The word for today is: REGNANT MEANING: Exercise power or authority. Exercising rule (reigning). Having the most power (dominant). Of common or widespread occurrence. EXAMPLE: He was inaugurated as the regnant Regina of his royalty and realm. All form of negotiation is leading no where except in vital association with regnant obedience. SYNONYMS: Predominant, prevalent, […]
The word for today is: EMBEZZLE MEANING: Steal money that you have been trusted with. To take for selfish reasons in violation of trust. To appropriate (something, such as property entrusted to one’s care) fraudulently to one’s own use. EXAMPLE: The company’s senior accounts manager embezzled one thousand dollars ($1,000) from her employer by way of a […]
The word for today is: EVINCE MEANING: To constitute outward evidence. To reveal or display. EXAMPLE: They have never evinced any readiness or ability to negotiate. The teenager caught shoplifting seemed to evince no remorse. SYNONYMS: Convince, reveal, show, express. Make clear, make plain, make obvious, make manifest. Indicate, display, exhibit, demonstrate. Attest to, testify […]
The word for today is: ADDLEPATED DEFINITION: Being mixed up: confused. Eccentric. EXAMPLES: Her addlepated mind flitted butterfly like from one often unrelated subject to another. Blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are. SYNONYMS: Addlebrained, muddleheaded, puddingheaded, confused ANTONYMS: Clear headed, unperplexed, organized CLICK HERE for previous editions of Word of the Day.
The word for today is: DEMEANOUR MEANING: Outward behaviour or bearing. EXAMPLES: His happy demeanour. The woman has a peaceful demeanour SYNONYMS: Manner, air, attitude, appearance, look, aspect, mien, cast. ANTONYM: Mannerless. CLICK HERE for previous editions of Word of the Day.
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