Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Aug
28
2015

cogent

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ko jihnt

adjective

convincing, or compelling by virtue of a strong argument or clear presentation.
Her cogent rebuttal was the key to their team winning the debate.

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Aug
27
2015

fulsome

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fUl səm

adjective

offensive, esp. because of excessiveness or insincerity.
His fulsome flattery did little to win her favor.

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Aug
26
2015

froward

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fro w@rd

adjective
unwilling to agree or obey; stubborn; perverse.
Her froward children would not sit down to dinner if the menu was not to their liking.

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Aug
25
2015

colloquial

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lo kwi əl

adjective

characteristic of or suited to informal or familiar conversation or to writing that is imitative of conversational tone.
Some people disapprove of the President using colloquial expressions like “You betcha!” in a formal speech.

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Aug
21
2015

dead letter

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ded le t@r
noun
1. a letter that the post office is unable to deliver or return, usu. because of an incorrect address or the lack of a return address.
2. any law, rule, or the like that is still on the books but is no longer enforced.

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