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Word of the Day – Apr. 5 – Fuliginous

Adjective: Fuliginous  (fyoo-LIJ-uh-nus) Definition: 1. Sooty, obscure or murky. 2. Having a dark or dusky color. Sample sentence: Theo's journalism professor encouraged him to eschew fuliginous prose in...

Word of the Day – Mar. 28 – Canorous

Adjective: Canorous  (kuh-NOR-us) Definition: Pleasant sounding; melodious. Sample sentence: A canorous chorus of birdsong filled the morning air.

Word of the Day – Mar. 27 – Nascent

Adjective: Nascent  (NASS-unt) Definition: Coming or having recently come into existence. Sample sentence: Brent began working for the company when it was in its nascent stage,...

Word of the Day – Mar. 22 – Carminative

Adjective: Carminative  (kahr-MIN-uh-tive) Definition: Expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension. Sample sentence: Fennel is a...

Word of the Day – Mar. 19 – Sacrosanct

Adjective: Sacrosanct  (SAK-roh-sankt) Definition: 1. Most sacred or holy 2. Treated as if holy: immune from criticism or violation. Sample sentence: Our family traditions may seem silly to...

Word of the Day – Mar. 14 – Gnomic

Adjective: Gnomic  (NOH-mik) Definition: 1. Characterized by aphorism. 2. Given to the composition of aphoristic writing. Sample sentence: Some critics have praised the young artist's gnomic utterances, while...

Word of the Day – Mar. 4 – Paltry

Adjective: Paltry  (PAWL-tree) Definition: 1. Trashy, inferior 2. Mean, despicable 3. Trivial 4. Meager, measly Sample sentence: Anna told us she was tired of engaging in paltry work and longed...

Word of the Day – Feb. 26 – Roseate

Adjective: Roseate  (ROH-zee-ut) Definition: 1. Resembling a rose especially in having a pink color 2. Overly optimistic: viewed favorably Sample sentence: Her memories of her childhood are pleasant,...

Word of the Day – Feb. 25 – Idiopathic

Adjective: Idiopathic  (id-ee-uh-PATH-ik) Definition: 1. Arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause 2. Peculiar to the individual Sample sentence: Some dogs have idiopathic epilepsy, which means...

Word of the Day – Feb. 22 – Intemperate

Adjective: Intemperate  (in-TEM-puh-rut) Definition: 1. Not moderate or mild: severe 2. Lacking or showing lack of restraint 3. Given to excessive use of alcoholic beverages Sample sentence: The journalist...