Category: Word of the Day

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

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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Jan
16
2017

indomitable

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ihn da mih t@ b@l

adjective
too strong to be subdued or discouraged; unconquerable.
The indomitable spirit of the pioneers brought them through many hardships.
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Jan
09
2017

germane

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j@r meIn

adjective
having relevance to a given matter; pertinent; significant.
That’s an interesting comment, but it’s not germane to the present discussion.
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