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Word of the Day – Apr. 3 – Balneology

Noun: Balneology  (bal-nee-AH-luh-jee)Definition: The science of therapeutic use of baths.Sample sentence: Balneology is used at the spa as a means of treating injured muscles.

Word of the Day – Apr. 2 – Provenience

Noun: Provenience  (pruh-VEE-nee-unss)Definition: Origin, source.Sample sentence: The museum has hired outside experts to help uncover the provenience and ownership history of several of its...

Word of the Day – Apr. 1 – Riposte

Noun: Riposte  (rih-POHST)Definition:1. A fencer's quick return thrust following at parry.2. A retaliatory verbal retort.3. A retaliatory maneuver or measure.Sample sentence: John would always...

Word of the Day – Mar. 26 – Hallmark

Noun: Hallmark  ((HAWL-mahrk)Definition:1. A mark put on an article to indicate origin, purity, or genuineness.2. A distinguishing charactaristic, trait or feature.Sample sentence: The entertainer's...

Word of the Day – Mar. 21 – Plaudit

Noun: Plaudit  (PLAW-dit)Definition:1. An act or round of applause2. Enthusiastic approvalSample sentence: The latest installment in the movie series earned a plaudit from the...

Word of the Day – Mar. 20 – Katzenjammer

Noun: Katzenjammer  (KAT-sun-jam-er)Definition:1. Hangover.2. Distress.3. A discordant clamor.Sample sentence: The morning after the wedding, Pamela woke up with a blinding katzenjammer.

Word of the Day – Mar. 18 – Fetter

Noun: Fetter  (FET-er)Definition:1. A chain or shackle for the feet.2. Something that confines: restraint.Sample sentence: John keeps his smartphone with him when he goes...

Word of the Day – Mar. 15 – Aphorism

Noun: Aphorism  (A-fuh-riz-um)Definition:1. A concise statement of a principle.2. A terse formulation of a truth or sentiment: adage.Sample sentence: When decorating, remember the familiar...

Word of the Day – Mar. 13 – Relict

Noun: Relict  (REL-ikt)Definition:1. A surviving species of an otherwise extinct group of organisms; also,  a remnant of a formerly widespread species that persists in...

Word of the Day – Mar. 7 – Allusion

Noun: Allusion  (uh-LOO-zhun)Definition:1. An implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also the use of such references.2. The act of making an indirect reference to...