Category: Word of the Day

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

May
10
2016

cacophonous

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k@ ka f@ n@s
adjective
characterized by a discordant, sometimes unpleasant, mixture of sounds.
Some find Stravinsky’s unconventional harmonies cacophonous and jarring.
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May
09
2016

aberrant

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ae b@r @nt  [or]  @ ber @nt
adjective
straying from what is normal or usual; atypical; anomalous.
Such high scores for this test are certainly aberrant.
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Apr
29
2016

therapeutic

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thepyu tihk
adjective
of, pertaining to, or capable of healing; curative.
Exercising in warm water can be therapeutic for people with physical injuries.

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Apr
28
2016

gustatory

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guh stə to ri
adjective
of or pertaining to the sense of taste or the act of tasting.

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Apr
27
2016

refection

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rih fek sh@n

noun
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.

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