Word Of The Day Archive 2
7/28/15: providential (prov-i-den-shuhl), adj.
1. opportune, fortunate or lucky.
IN A SENTENCE: Mel's firing was both abrupt and providential, since his cubicle mate farted immediately afterward.
7/24/15: indemnify (in-dem-nuh-fehy), v.
1. to compensate for damage, expense, etc.
IN A SENTENCE: For wrecking her bike, Sheila decided to indemnify Curt by giving him rabies.
7/18/15: sinewy (sin-yoo-ee), adj.
4. vigorous or forceful, as in language.
IN A SENTENCE: Karla was removed as pastor for being too sinewy and vulgar during her sermons.
7/12/15: agliophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of pain.
IN A SENTENCE: Because Jana has agliophobia, Kurt has promised to never bite her.
7/10/15: fungible (fuhn-juh-buhl), n.
1. interchangeable, replaceable, esp. goods.
IN A SENTENCE: Ernie considers himself too superior and his many girlfriends too fungible to ever learn their names.
7/8/15: brio (bree-oh), n.
1. with vigor or vitality.
IN A SENTENCE: Ashley rejected Esteban, who sobbed with overwhelming brio.
7/3/15: coprophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of feces.
IN A SENTENCE: Jairo developed coprophobia after one too many times teasing monkeys at the zoo.
6/25/15: proliferate (pruh-lif-uh-reyt), v.
1. to increase quickly, excessively.
IN A SENTENCE: When Beverly's wig caught fire, Bret was forced to proliferate his chewing of breakfast.
6/21/15: ephebiphobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of teenagers.
IN A SENTENCE: Geoff "caught" ephebiphobia when a 9th-grader's peeled acne landed in his food.
6/18/15: despotic (dih-spot-ik), adj.
IN A SENTENCE: Linda is serious, perhaps even despotic, about Jake not changing clothes in front of her parents.
6/14/15: kenophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of voids or empty spaces.
IN A SENTENCE: Ariel's conversations with Bill run short, because her airheadedness often triggers his kenophobia.
6/10/15: attenuate (uh-ten-yoo-eyt), v.
1. to weaken or reduce in force, intensity.
IN A SENTENCE: Howie attenuated his pounding on Eva's door because her roommate threw a blender at him.
6/7/15: ombrophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of rain or being rained on.
IN A SENTENCE: Red won't dance with Shana because her excessive sweating triggers his ombrophobia.
6/3/15: mendacious (men-dey-shuh s), adj.
1. untruthful, dishonest, false.
IN A SENTENCE: Calvin spun a long, mendacious fairy tale to explain the drunken reindeer on his roof.
5/31/15: vestiphobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of clothing.
IN A SENTENCE: Lindsey's neighbor tried to cure her vestiphobia by replacing her dirty laundry with paper towels.
5/28/15: desultory (des-uh l-tawr-ee,), adj.
1. lacking a plan or purpose; unfocused, disconnected.
IN A SENTENCE: Because of George's desultory approach to finding Mary's hotel room, he accidentally proposed to her father instead of her.
5/24/15: alblutophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of washing or bathing.
IN A SENTENCE: Jamal felt nauseous when he caught his girlfriend hugging the alblutophobic kid.
5/21/15: edify (ed-uh-fahy), v.
1. to instruct or benefit; uplift.
IN A SENTENCE: Ennis wasn't sure he was ready to sleep without his teddy bear until Holly encouraged and edified him.
5/17/15: blennophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of slime.
IN A SENTENCE: Marlee's blennophobia led to intense screaming when Julius sneezed on her neck.
5/14/15: insouciant (in-soo-see-uh nt), adj.
1. easygoing, casual, free from worry.
IN A SENTENCE: Dana's bold, insouciant approach to eating has led to four split pants this year alone.
5/11/15: approbative (ap-ruh-bey-tiv), adj.
1. favorable, approving.
IN A SENTENCE: Shane used to shun deoderant and mouthwash, but now carries an approbative attitude towards it.
5/6/15: soporose (sop-uh-ros), adj.
1. in an unusually deep state of sleep.
IN A SENTENCE: Taking advantage of Roger's soporose state, Trish shaved his entire body.
4/30/15: alacrity (uh-lak-ri-tee), n.
1. cheerful readiness, promptness or willingness.
IN A SENTENCE: Julianna was puzzled by Lane's alacrity when she wanted to go see Frozen.
4/26/15: antlophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of floods.
IN A SENTENCE: Howard developed antlophobia when his neighbor left their tub running for two hours.
4/21/15: punctilious (puhngk-til-ee-uh s), adj.
1. showing great attention to detail.
IN A SENTENCE: Bebe is punctilious to the point of measuring her husband's mustache length before allowing kisses.
4/13/15: titivate (TIT-i-vayt), v.
1. to make smarter; to spruce up; to decorate.
IN A SENTENCE: Before going out, Cala titivates herself by masking her acne with foundation.
4/8/15: degust (dih guhst), v.
1. to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively.
IN A SENTENCE: One reason Mandy broke up with Rod was his habit of degusting fishtank water.
4/2/15: passel (pas uh l), n.
1. a group or lot of indeterminate number.
IN A SENTENCE: The passel of dirty laundry under Vernon's bed reached from floor to ceiling.
3/29/15: nelophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of glass.
IN A SENTENCE: An unnoticed mirror on the ceiling triggered Jerry's nelophobia and he screamed like a five-year-old.
3/23/15: prescient (presh-uh nt), adj.
1. Having knowledge of things or events before they happen; having foresight.
IN A SENTENCE: Doug proved to be prescient when he predicted a mace attack upon peeping at an unsuspecting neighbor.
3/14/15: altophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of heights.
IN A SENTENCE: Dawn bit Rusty when, unaware of her altophobia, he suggested visiting his penthouse.
3/11/15: dichotomy (dahy-kot-uh-mee), n.
1. division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs.
IN A SENTENCE: For unlucky Lance, the dichotomy of relationships is as such: ugly, or less ugly.
2/27/15: deflagrate (DEF-luh-grayt), v.
1. to burn rapidly with intense heat.
IN A SENTENCE: Because he wasn't paying attention, Rhett deflagrated.half his kitchen while trying to make biscuits.
2/22/15: venustraphobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of beautiful women.
IN A SENTENCE: Kyle couldn't understand why Elise slapped him after he admitted his venustraphobia won't affect their relationship.
2/17/15: fallow (FAL oh), adj.
1. not in use, inactive.
IN A SENTENCE: Ever since getting hit in the nose, Dinah's soccer gear has become fallow and dust-covered.
2/12/15: conflation (kuh-n-fley-shuh-n), n.
1. the process or result of fusing items into one entity
IN A SENTENCE: Greta the Geek views cuddling as a conflation of two longing souls, while Joey the Jock views it as stupid.
2/7/15: putative (pyoo-tuh-tiv), adj.
1. commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed
IN A SENTENCE: After running his mouth, Rex owned the putative largest black eye anyone in the 'hood had ever seen..
2/3/15: taradiddle (tar-uh-DID-l), n.
1. a small lie, fib.
IN A SENTENCE: Jody spun a wee taradiddle when she told Drew she really liked his family.
1/25/15: dendrophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of trees.
IN A SENTENCE: Miguel's son asked for a treehouse, but because of Miguel's dendrophobia, he had to settle for a bush house.
1/20/15: klatsch (klahch), n.
1. a casual gathering of people, often for informal conversation..
IN A SENTENCE: Ellie assured the klatsch of people outside her door that she would indeed clean up the barf she left in the hallway
1/13/15: pedantic (puh-dan-tik), adj.
1. overly concerned with minute details; formalities.
IN A SENTENCE: Trevor loves his girlfriend, even though she's pedantic and insists he gaze lovingly into her eyes before leaving for work.
1/11/15: methyphobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of alcohol.
IN A SENTENCE: Ernie had methyphobia, so Cindy threatened to spike his milk if he didn't shut up.
1/7/15: condign (n/a), adj.
1. well-deserved; fitting, adequate.
IN A SENTENCE: In college Leona was named "Most Likely To Fall Down A Well", a condign award if there ever was one.
1/4/15: barophobia (n/a), n.
1. fear of gravity.
IN A SENTENCE: Jim overcame his barophobia and now swings from chandeliers for no reason.