Category: Word of the Day

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

Sep
19
2014

bedevil

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bə de vəl

to annoy or harass devilishly; torment.
The problems of running the dilapidated school bedeviled the principal.

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Sep
18
2014

moribund

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mo rih bənd

adjective

near death or extinction; dying.
Pollution had caused the river’s ecosystem to fall into a moribund state.
The community is attempting to revive a moribund tradition.

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Sep
17
2014

resurrect

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rerekt

transitive verb

1. to restore to life or good standing; raise out of death or disrepute.
In the Christian Bible story, Lazarus is resurrected four days after his death.
Attempts have been made to resurrect the denounced former leader recently.

2. to use, or call attention to, once again.
She resurrected her old soccer uniform for the team reunion.

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Sep
16
2014

mystique

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mih stik

noun

an aura of mystery, power, or distinction that surrounds a particular person, thing, or activity.
The fact that his predictions have all come true has given him a certain mystique.

 

 

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Sep
15
2014

obtuse

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əb tus

adjective

1. of an angle, greater than ninety degrees and less than 180 degrees.

2. not keen or quick to notice, feel, or comprehend; dull or insensitive.
Being a bit obtuse, he failed to recognize that she was utterly annoyed with him.

3. rounded or blunt at the tip.
This plant has obtuse leaf tips.

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