Category: Word of the Day
o vər rawt
1. disturbed by excessive worry or agitation.
Hearing about the accident, he was overwrought, and his friend urged him to calm down and go to bed.
Her overwrought wedding dress was all ribbons, lace, and ruffles.
rih fek sh@n
1. refreshment of body, mind, or spirit, esp. after hunger or fatigue.
2. food and drink; repast.
At eleven o’clock to the stroke, up came my valet with the morning cup of hippocras, an excellent thing for the qualms, and some slight refection, as the breast of an ortolan or wing of a widgeon.
(slang) esp. in journalism, bizarre, exaggerated, and intentionally subjective.
grae vih tas
1. a sense of great seriousness or weightiness.
The speech had the necessary gravitas to convince the panel of the need for immediate action.
2. believable seriousness in manner or speech.
Many members of his party believed he lacked gravitas and would not be taken seriously as a candidate for president.
The show’s director asked that the doctor’s lines be said with more gravitas.
sə suh reIt
to make a soft whispering or rustling sound.