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Word of the Day – Jan. 16 – Taradiddle

Noun: Taradiddle  (tair-uh-DID-ul)Definition:1. A trivial or childish lie: fib 2. Pretentious nonsense.Sample sentence: Even parents with the very best of intentions find themselves telling an...

Word of the Day – Jan. 10 – Apollonian

Adjective: Apollonian  (ap-uh-LOH-nee-un)Definition:1. Of, relating to, or resembling the god Apollo 2. Harmonious, measured, ordered, or balanced in characterSample sentence:  His paintings exhibit a stately...

Word of the Day – Oct. 29 – Malison

Noun: Malison  (MAL-uh-sun)Definition: Curse, maledictionSample sentence: When I see him again he shall have the rough side of my tongue and my malison besides.

Word of the Day – Sept. 3 – De minimis

Adjective: De minimus   (dee-MIN-uh-mus)Definition: Lacking significance or importance: so minor as to merit disregard.Sample sentence: Critics complain that the new policy merely introduces de...

Word of the Day – Aug. 31 – Benison

Noun:  Benison  (BEN-uh-sun)Definition: A blessing or benediction.Sample sentence: The candidate sought the benison of the popular pastor in the hope of gaining both spiritual...

Word of the Day – Aug. 29 – Aliment

Noun: Aliment  ( AL-uh-munt)Definition: Food, nutriment, or sustenance.Sample sentence: When choosing your daily aliment, be sure to include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Word of the Day – June 13 – Benevolent

Adjective: Benevolent (buh-NEV-uh-lunt)Definition:1. Marked by or disposed to doing good; also, organized for the purpose of doing good.2. Marked by or suggestive...

Word of the Day – May 30 – Accoutrement

Noun: Accoutrement (uh-KOO-ter-munt)Definition:1. Equipment, trappings; specifically, a soldier's outfit usually not including clothes and weapons — usually used in plural2. An accessory item...

Word of the Day – May 23 – Menagerie

Noun: Menagerie (muh-NAJ-uh-ree)Definition:1. A place where animals are kept and trained especially for exhibition or a collection of wild or foreign animals kept especially...

Word of the Day – Apr. 26 – Unabashed

Adjective: Unabashed (un-uh-BASHT)Definition: Not disconcerted, undistinguished, unapologetic.Sample sentence: I will admit that I am an unabashed fan of the Singing Bee.