Home » Archives by category » Dee Dee » Word of the Day (Page 3)

Adjective: Advertent  (ad-VER-tunt) Definition: Giving attention: heedful. Sample sentence: The governor is still threatening to veto the bill, even though he is advertent to the strong public support for it. Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …

Noun: Marshal  (MAR-shul) Definition: 1. A person who arranges and directs the ceremonial aspects of a gathering. 2. An officer of the highest rank in some military forces. 3. A federal official having duties similar to a sheriff’s. 4. The administrative head of a police or fire department. Sample sentence: It was a good thing […]

Continue reading …

Adjective: Fissile  (FISS-ul) Definition: 1. Capable of being split or divided in the direction of the grain or along  natural planes of cleavage. 2. Capable of undergoing fission. Sample sentence: Uraniun-235, which is frequently used in making bombs and missiles, is one of the most abundant fissile materials. Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …

Noun: Bouleversement  (bool-vair-suh-MAHNG) Definition: 1. Reversal 2. A violent disturbance: disorder. Sample sentence: The darkening sky prompted a bouleversement of the captain’s order to prepare to set sail. Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …

Noun: Zaibatsu  (zye-BAHT-soo) Definition: A powerful financial and industrial conglomerate in Japan. Sample sentence: As owners of a zaibatsu with interests in the insurance and banking industries, the family’s decisions had an undeniable impact on the Japanese economy. Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …

Noun: Palinode  (PAL-uh-nohd) Definition: 1. An ode or song recanting or retracting something in an earlier poem. 2. A formal retraction. Sample sentence: Leslie Gore’s “It’s Judy’s Turn to Cry” is a palinode to “It’s My Party.” Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …

Adjective: Syncretic  (sin-KRET-ik) Definition: Characterized or brought about by a combination of different forms of belief or practice. Sample sentence: Dr. Portman practices a syncretic form of medicine, borrowing from both Eastern and Western medical traditions. Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …

Noun: Oxymoron  (ahk-sih-MOR-on) Definition: A combination of contradictory or incongruous words; broadly, something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements. Sample sentence: A “healthy snack” sounds like an oxymoron to those used to defining snacks as candy bars and chips. Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …

Adjective: Ergonomic  (er-guh-NAH-mik) Definition: 1. Of or relating to the science of designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. 2. Designed or arranged for safe, comfortable and efficient use. Sample sentence: Clara hoped the ergonomic arrangement of her new workstation would help reduce the daily […]

Continue reading …

Noun: Rechauffe  (ray-shoh-FAY) Definition: 1. Something presented in a new form without change of substance: rehash. 2, A warmed-over dish of food. Sample sentence: The day after any holiday, it is a tradition at our house to serve a rechauffe rather than cook a full meal. Like and Share with your friends

Continue reading …