Word of the Day: embrocate

Pronunciation: [EM-broh-keyt]

Definition(s): 1. to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion.

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: The mother told her ashy son to go to the bathroom and embrocate his legs if he planned on wearing shorts today.

Synonyms: grease, smear

Antonyms: —

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Word of the Day: conflate

Pronunciation: [kuhn-FLEYT]

Definition(s): 1. to fuse into one entity; merge:

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: When getting onto the interstate, the entry lane eventually conflates into regular traffic flow.

Synonyms: merge, fuse, unite

Antonyms: divide, separate, dissolve

Word of the Day: demure

Pronunciation: [dih-myoor]

Definition(s): characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: The demure high school boy has to muster up his courage and ask  Janice to the prom, if he wants a date.

Synonyms: reserved, shy, coy

Antonyms: bold, aggressive, outgoing

Word of the Day: litigious

Pronunciation: [li-TIJ-uhs]

Definition(s): inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Someone who likes to play “devils advocate” in a situation will show litigious qualities.

Synonyms: contentious, quarrelsome, disputable, combative

Antonyms: —

 

Word of the Day: bosky

Pronunciation: [BOS-kee]

Definition(s): covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: The gardens of abandoned houses often have a bosky appearance.

Synonyms: —

Antonyms: —

Word of the Day: perspicuous

Pronunciation: [per-SPIK-yoo-uhs]

Definition(s): clearly expressed or presented; lucid.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Authoritarian parents perspicuously outline their expectations for school and chores.

Synonyms: apparent, distinct, transparent, unblurred

Antonyms: obscure, unclear, vague

Word of the Day: hornswoggle

Pronunciation: [HAWRN-swog-uhlt]

Definition(s): 1. to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax.

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: Con artists hornswoggle people for their personal information.

Synonyms: bamboozle, trick, dupe

 

Word of the Day: echt

Pronunciation: [ekht]

Definition(s): real; authentic; genuine

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Kathy bought a fake back from the back alley, but Katrina’s Louis Vuitton bag is echt because she purchased it directly from the store.

Synonyms: legitimate

Antonyms: fake, fraudulent, counterfeit

Word of the Day: comport

Pronunciation: [kuhm-PAWRT]

Definition(s): 1. to bear or conduct (oneself); behave
2. to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with)

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: he comported him with humility and dignity.

Synonyms: conform, match, harmonize

Antonyms: disagree

Word of the Day: wamble

Pronunciation: [WOM-buhl]

Definition(s): 1. to move unsteadily
2. to feel nausea

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: The elderly fellow wambled into the store with assistance from his walker.

Synonyms: stumbled, waver, wobble, stagger