Category: Word of the Day

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

Jan
23
2017

maladminister

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mae l@d mI nih st@r

transitive verb
to handle or manage poorly, inefficiently, or corruptly.
The state was maladministered during the former governor’s time in office.
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Jan
16
2017

indomitable

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ihn da mih t@ b@l

adjective
too strong to be subdued or discouraged; unconquerable.
The indomitable spirit of the pioneers brought them through many hardships.
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Jan
09
2017

germane

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j@r meIn

adjective
having relevance to a given matter; pertinent; significant.
That’s an interesting comment, but it’s not germane to the present discussion.
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Jan
02
2017

exponent

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ihks po n@nt  [or]  eks po n@nt

noun
1.  one that expounds or interprets.
The British physicist Stephen Hawking is an exponent of cosmological theories.

2.  one that represents or advocates.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an exponent of women’s rights in the U.S.
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Dec
19
2016

wrongheaded

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rawng he dihd

adjective
1.  perversely and obstinately adhering to a wrong opinion or course of action.
It was wrongheaded of him to refuse to put on sunscreen, especially considering the cancer scare he experienced last year.

2.  contrary to sound judgment.
Her leaving school is a wrongheaded decision that she will surely regret.
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