Friday, February 28, 2020
Home Tags Uh

Tag: Uh

Word of the Day – Nov. 2 – Onomatopoeia

Noun: Onomatopoeia (ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh)1. The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (buzz, hiss)2. The use...

Word of the Day – Oct. 27 – Catachresis

Noun: Catachresis (kat-uh-KREE-sis)Definition:1. Use of the wrong word for the context.2. Use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech.Sample sentence:...

Word of the Day – Sept. 5 – Apocryphal

Adjective: Apocryphal (uh-PAH-kruh-ful)Definition: Of doubtful authenticitySample sentence: Claims that a pack of wolves had taken up residence near the campsite were believed...

Word of the Day – Aug. 1 – Facsimile

Noun: Facsimile (fak-SIM-uh-lee)Definition:1. An exact copy2. A system of transmitting and reproducing graphic matter (as printing or still pictures) by means of signals...

Word of the Day – July 28 – Gallivant

Verb: Gallivant (GAL-uh-vant)Definition:1. To go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex2. To travel, roam, or move about for...

Word of the Day – July 8 – Rarefied

Adjective: Rarefied  (RAIR-uh-fyde)Definition:1. Being less dense2. Of, relating to, or interesting to a select group3. Very highSample sentence: Cartography is one of those rarefied...

Word of the Day – May 24 – Samara

Noun: Samara (SAM-uh-ruh)Definition: A dry, usually one-seeded winged fruit as of an ash or elm tree.Sample sentence: The samara looks much...

Word of the Day – May 18 – Acolyte

Noun: Acolyte (AK-uh-lyte)Definition: One who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties: one who...

Word of the Day – May 16 – Mucilaginous

Noun:  mucilaginous  (myoo-suh-LAJ--uh-nus)Definition:  1. sticky, viscid   2. of, relating to, full of, or secreting mucilageSample sentence:  The snail leaves a mucilaginous trail as it...