Word of the Day: circumvent

Pronunciation: [sur-kuhm-vent]

Definition(s): to go around or bypass

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: It is a defense attorney’s job to circumvent the true facts of a case, as in the case of George Zimmerman.

Synonyms: avoid, evade, sidestep

Antonyms: confront, encounter

Word of the Day: augment

Pronunciation: [awg-ment]

Definition(s): to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent;increase:

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: Nicki Minaj is notorious for augmenting her rump.

Synonyms: amplify, enhance, develop

Antonyms: contract, shrink, reduce

Word of the Day: ascertain

Pronunciation: [as-er-teyn]

Definition(s): to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine:

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: Judy never knew the history of her ancestry, so she ascertained her family genealogy tree.

Synonyms: confirm, verify, discover, identify

Antonyms: invalidate, disprove, overlook

Word of the Day: wonk

Pronunciation: [wongk]

Definition(s): a stupid, boring, or unattractive person.
2. a person who studies a subject or issue in an excessivelyassiduous and thorough manner:

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Laura Winslow viewed Steve as a wonk for two reasons: he was unnatractive and annoying, as well as a nerd.

Synonyms: lame, scrub, dweeb

 

Word of the Day: lunker

Pronunciation: [luhng-ker]

Definition(s): something unusually large for its kind

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  The alpha male of any animal pack may potentially be a lunker that establishes physical dominance.

Synonyms: titan, behemoth, mammoth, goliath

 

Word of the Day: drawl

Pronunciation: [drawl]

Definition(s): to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels.

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: Judge Joe Brown is infamous for his manner of speech and the way he drawls words.

Synonyms: extend, prolong

Antonyms: abbreviate, shorten, curtail