Category: Word of the Day

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

Oct
07
2014

ululate

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yu yu leIt

intransitive verb

to howl or bay loudly, as a hound.

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Oct
06
2014

tacit

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tae sit

suggested, implied, or understood, without being expressed in words.
He gave his tacit agreement to the plan.

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Oct
03
2014

contort

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ken tort

to twist into an unusual or unnatural shape.
Rage contorted his features.
His face contorted with rage.

 

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Oct
02
2014

discreet

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dih skrit

1. reserved and judicious, esp. in talking about or otherwise revealing confidential matters; circumspect.
I wouldn’t trust him with this kind of information because he’s never discreet.

2. not showy or pretentious; modest.
She wore discreet colors to avoid attracting attention to herself.

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Oct
01
2014

carouse

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k@ raUz

intransitive verb

to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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