Word of the Day: iconoclast

Pronunciation: [ahy-KON-uh-klast]

Definition(s): a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence: An atheist is a likely iconoclast because they don’t support the beliefs of Christianity.

Synonyms: critic, cynic, nonbeliever, rebel skeptic

Antonyms: believer, supporter, follower

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Word of the Day: cacography

Pronunciation: [kuh-KOG-ruh-fee]

Definition(s): bad handwriting; poor penmanship.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence: A common stereotype is that doctors cacography make prescriptions difficult to read.

Synonyms: grafitti

Antonyms: 

Word of the Day: saltation

Pronunciation: [sal-TEY-shuh n]

Definition(s):

a dancing, hopping, or leaping movement.
2.an abrupt movement or transition.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Food often makes people do a happy dance, so  Danielle performed a saltation when she tasted the lasagna.

synonyms: bounce, skip,

antonyms: —

Word of the Day: taradiddle

Pronunciation: [tar-uh-DID-l]

Definition(s): a small lie; fib.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Since Tim had only cleaned half of his room, he told a taradiddle when he replied yes to his mother asking if he had done his daily chore.

synonyms: tale, white lie, story

antonyms: truth, non fiction

Word of the Day: antithesis

Pronunciation: [an-TITH-uh-sis]

Definition(s): opposition; contrast:
2.the direct opposite

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  The antithesis of right is wrong, as the antithesis of left is right.

synonyms: inverse, counter,

antonyms: same, similar

Word of the Day: impetus

Pronunciation: [IM-pi-tuhs]

Definition(s): a moving force; impulse; stimulus:

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Justin’s running nose served as an impetus for him to go purchase tissue.

synonyms: motivation, catalyst, impulse, incitement, stimulant

antonyms: block, hindrance, inhibitor

Word of the Day: braggart

Pronunciation: [BRAG-ert]

Definition(s): a person who does a lot of bragging .

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Last year John won the chess tournament, so as this year’s tournament approaches he been the biggest braggart.

synonyms: egotist, boaster, showoff, bigmouth, hotshot

antonyms: —

Word of the Day: coterie

Pronunciation: [KOH-tuh-ree]

Definition(s): a group of people who associate closely
2. an exclusive group; clique

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Tim, Tom, and John have been best friends since kindergarten, which makes them a coterie

synonyms: circle, band, clique, crew, gang

antonyms: —

Word of the Day: mot

Pronunciation: [moh]

Definition(s): a pithy or witty remark

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  sarcastic responses can sometimes be mot, because they are quick, witty, and snarky.

synonyms: quip, wisecrack, remark, gibe

antonyms: —

Word of the Day: misoneism

Pronunciation: [mis-oh-NEE-iz-uhm]

Definition(s): hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Loads of misoneism arose from republicans when Barack Obama was declared president in 2008.