Word of the Day: embellish

Pronunciation: [em-BEL-ish]

Definition(s): 1. to enhance (a statement or narrative) with fictitious additions.
2. to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; ornament; adorn.

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: When telling stories, people often embellish the minor details to make the story more interesting.

Synonyms: exaggerate overstate, amplify, adorn, dress up, garnish

Antonyms: decrease, lessen, reduce,  deface

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Word of the Day: abscond

Pronunciation: [ab-SKOND]

Definition(s): 1. to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution:

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: After burglarizing houses, thieves abscond into the night.

Synonyms: hightail, escape, skedaddle

Antonyms: appear, arrive, remain

Word of the Day: rimple

Pronunciation: [RIM-puhl]

Definition(s): 1. to wrinkle; crumple; crease

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: Elementary teachers often have students rimple their papers to separate notes into different categories.

Synonyms: crumple, bend, fold, furrow

Antonyms: —

Word of the Day: prevaricate

Pronunciation: [pri-VAR-i-keyt]

Definition(s): 1.to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: Many intoxicated drivers prevaricate when the police ask if they’ve had anything to drink tonight.

Synonyms: evade, fabricate, misrepresent, lie

Antonyms: —

Word of the Day: grabble

Pronunciation: [GRAB-uhl]

Definition(s): 1.to feel or search with the hands; grope.
2. to sprawl; scramble

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: After the nerd’s glasses were knocked off his face, he blindly grabbled until he found them?

Synonyms: search, fumble

Antonyms: —

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: —

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: 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: 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