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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 – Apr. 4 – Obviate

Verb: Obviate  (AHB-vee-ayt) Definition: To anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action). Sample sentence: Rob checks every ledger entry twice to...

Word of the Day – Apr. 3 – Balneology

Noun: Balneology  (bal-nee-AH-luh-jee) Definition: The science of therapeutic use of baths. Sample sentence: Balneology is used at the spa as a means of treating injured muscles.

Word of the Day – Apr. 2 – Provenience

Noun: Provenience  (pruh-VEE-nee-unss) Definition: Origin, source. Sample sentence: The museum has hired outside experts to help uncover the provenience and ownership history of several of its...

Word of the Day – Apr. 1 – Riposte

Noun: Riposte  (rih-POHST) Definition: 1. A fencer's quick return thrust following at parry. 2. A retaliatory verbal retort. 3. A retaliatory maneuver or measure. Sample sentence: John would always...

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. 26 – Hallmark

Noun: Hallmark  ((HAWL-mahrk) Definition: 1. A mark put on an article to indicate origin, purity, or genuineness. 2. A distinguishing charactaristic, trait or feature. Sample sentence: The entertainer's...

Word of the Day – Mar. 25 – Grift

Verb: Grift  (GRIFT) Definition: To obtain money or property illicitly. Sample sentence: Seniors should be aware of the many scams that try to grift them with...

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...