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Word of the Day – May 26 – Prodigious

Adjective: Prodigious (pruh-DIJ-us)Definition: 1. Resembling or befitting a prodigy: strange, unusual 2. Exciting amazement or wonder 3. Extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or...

Word of the Day – May 25 – Cryptography

Noun: Cryptography (krip-TAH-gruh-fee)Definition: The enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher. Also, the computerized encoding and decoding of...

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 23 – Assay

Verb: Assay (a-SAY)Definition: 1. Try or attempt2. To analyze (as an ore) for one or more specific components or to prove to...

Word of the Day – May 20 – Coiffure

Noun: Coiffure (kwah-FYUR)Definition: A style or manner of arranging the hair.Sample sentence: Linda almost didn't recognize her daughter when she...

Word of the Day – May 19 – Fungible

Adjective: Fungible (FUHN-juh-buhl)Definition: Freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation:...

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 17 – Connubial

Adjective: Connubial (kuh-NOO-bee-uhl)Definition: Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state, conjugal, nuptialSample sentence: During the spring, many magazines are...

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...

Word of the Day – May 13 – Tinpot

adjective:  tinpotdefinition:  cheap or trivial of its kind, petty, small time, two-bitsample sentence: Tinpot tyrants often pay lip service to democratic ideals to give...