Category: Word of the Day

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

Feb
20
2017

collude

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k@ lud

intransitive verb
to act together through a secret agreement or plan, esp. for illicit purposes; conspire.
The two women colluded in stealing money from their employer.
He refused to collude with them in their scheme.

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Feb
13
2017

fastidious

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fae stI di @s

adjective
exceedingly particular or demanding esp. in matters of detail; exacting.
She was not particularly fond of organizing and keeping records, and so she appreciated an assistant who was fastidious.
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Feb
06
2017

taint

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teInt

transitive verb
1.  to slightly corrupt or pollute.
Sulfur tainted the water supply.
Her surly manner tainted her beauty.

2.  to tarnish, as with moral wrongness.
Their victory was tainted by the suspicion that they had cheated.
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Jan
30
2017

nonplus

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nan pluhs

transitive verb
to cause (someone) to be unable to think of what to say, do, or decide; perplex; bewilder.
He was nonplussed by the sudden and extreme change in her mood.
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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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