Category: Word of the Day

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Jun
16
2016

oblivious

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@ blI vi @s

adjective
1.  not conscious or paying attention; unknowing or unaware (usu. fol. by of or to).
Engrossed in the television program, he was oblivious to the noise of the children.
She was oblivious to all my struggles.

2.  lacking any recollection; forgetting or forgetful (usu. fol. by of).
Oblivious of his past infidelities, she believed his promise.
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Jun
15
2016

cantankerous

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kaen taeng k@ rihs

adjective
irritable, stubborn, and quarrelsome.
I’m always a bit cantankerous in the morning if I don’t get enough sleep.
After his wife left him, he became a bitter and cantankerous old man.
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Jun
14
2016

woebegone

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wo bih gan  [or]  wo bih gawn

adjective
displaying or full of distress.
The poor dog wears a woebegone look when his master is away.
As she was shoved into the dark cell, the woman let out a woebegone wail.
The woebegone child was obviously lost.

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Jun
13
2016

agog

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@ gag

adjective
highly excited and full of anticipation.
The townspeople are agog over the visit of the President.
When the huge packaged arrived, the children were agog with curiosity.
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Jun
01
2016

oblivion

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@ blI vi @n

noun
definition:  the state or condition of being entirely forgotten.
example:  We know these poems were written, but as they were never published, they are lost to oblivion.
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