Category: Word of the Day

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

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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Apr
26
2016

salubrious

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lu bri əs
adjective
favorable to good health; healthy; wholesome.
Red wine appears to be salubrious if drunk in moderation.

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Apr
19
2016

tektite

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tek taIt
noun
any of numerous small, roundish, glassy objects found in various parts of the world and believed to have originated outside the earth’s atmosphere.

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Apr
18
2016

speechify

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spi chə faI

intransitive verb
to make a speech, esp. one that is too long or too obviously a harangue.

He used to return home late, worn-out, weary, and hoarse with much speechifying and shouting, and ill-tempered into the bargain. (Eliza Cook’s Journal, vol. 6)

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