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by Dr. Goodword
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Capital
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Capital

• capital • Pronunciation: kæ -pi-têl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Major, large, great, critical, most important. 2. Punishable by death (capital crime). 3. Pertaining to the original investment, the sum invested. Notes: No Word-of-the-Day series would be complete without an exp...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lament
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Lament

• lament • Pronunciation: lê- ment • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb, transitive, Noun Meaning: 1. [Verb] To express grief, mourning, sorrow. 2. [Verb] To regret, feel grief or sorrow. 3. [Noun] A written or oral expression of grief or mourning, such as a poem or song. Notes: Today's word has a rich ...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Limbo
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Limbo

• limbo • Pronunciation: lim -bo • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass Meaning: 1. Catholic Church: A place for innocent souls that do not fit clearly into heaven or hell, such as infants who died before baptism or people who died before the birth of Christ. 2. A state of suspension from having bee...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Firgun
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Firgun

• firgun • Pronunciation: feer- gun • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A genuinely unselfish delight or pride in the accomplishment of someone else; giving credit where it is due, generously and without jealousy; the antonym of schadenfreude. 2. A sincere compliment, a kind word, a proverb...
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Plastic
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Plastic

• plastic • Pronunciation: plæs -tik • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Malleable, soft, pliable, molding easily, as a plastic clay. 2. Adaptive, able to adapt to new or changing conditions, as a plastic imagination. 3. Made of the synthetic material, plastic, as a plastic umbrella. 4...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pristine
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Pristine

• pristine • Pronunciation: pris- teen , pri -steen • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. In original condition, unused, unspoiled, untouched. 2. Supremely immaculate, without so much as a speck of dust. Notes: Pristine refers to the ultimate in cleanliness: nothing can be cleaner than p...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Savant
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Savant

• savant • Pronunciation: sæ- vahnt , sê- vahnt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A very learned person, especially in a specialized field of the arts or science, a scholar. 2. An idiot savant, a person who is generally mentally impaired, but who is brilliant in one field, usually mathema...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fedifragous
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Fedifragous

• fedifragous • Pronunciation: fe-dê- fræg -ês • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: Promise-breaking, untrustworthy, perfidious, faithless. Notes: This word is so seldom used it turns up in the Worthless Word for the Day and Luciferous Logolepsy . It does appear in the most prestigious dic...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Genealogy
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Genealogy

• genealogy • Pronunciation: jee-nee- æl -ê-jee • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A family history. 2. The study or creation of family histories from historical documents Notes: Today's Good Word catches my eye frequently when it is spelled with an O instead of an A: geneology. US diction...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Smorgasbord
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Smorgasbord

• smorgasbord • Pronunciation: smor -gês-bord • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A meal consisting of an assortment of foods served buffet style. 2. An eclectic mixture, a salmagundi or hotchpotch of anything. Notes: The best way to use today's word is in the original, literal sense by inv...
by Dr. Goodword
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gobble
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Gobble

• gobble • Pronunciation: gah -bêl • Hear it! Part of Speech: Verb http://www.alphadictionary.com/images/turkey.gif Meaning: 1. (Transitive) To eat very fast, voraciously, as to gobble up her food. 2. (Intransitive) To make the sound of a turkey. Notes: Welcome to alphaDictionary's Thanksgiving Sal...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Avarice
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Avarice

• avarice • Pronunciation: æ -vê-ris • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, mass (no plural) Meaning: The polite, almost poetic word for excessive greed, especially for wealth; obsessive cupidity, rapacity. Notes: When greed doesn't express enough, this is the word for you. The adjective is avaricious, b...
by Dr. Goodword
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Prurient
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Prurient

• prurient • Pronunciation: prur -ri-ênt • Hear it! Part of Speech: Adjective Meaning: 1. Having an excessive interest in sexual matters. 2. Sexually lustful, lascivious, lewd. 3. (Rare) Itchy. Notes: Here is a word that is always topical, given the prurient interests of the US media. The nouns is ...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Whataboutism
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Whataboutism

• whataboutism • Pronunciation: (h)wê-dê- bæu -diz-êm • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: The equivalency ploy, a logical fallacy (the tu quoque "you, too" fallacy) in which a counterclaim points out the hypocrisy of some criticism by raising a claim that those who think so are guilt...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Offing
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Offing

• offing • Pronunciation: aw -fing • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. That area of the sea away from the shore but still visible, originally, just beyond anchorage. 2. The immediate future; used almost exclusively in the phrase, in the offing "occurring soon, imminent, at hand". ...

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