Word Of The Day Archive 6
1/30/20: umbrage (uhm-brij), n.
1. offense, annoyance, displeasure.
IN A SENTENCE: Pauline showed severe umbrage at Harry for trying to lick some ketchup off of her face.
1/26/20: bleat (bleet), v.
3. to babble on.
IN A SENTENCE: Scott listened to Damian bleat on about his hot parole officer for at least 15 minutes.
1/21/20: seminal (sem-uh-nl), adj.
3. highly original; having possibilities of future development.
IN A SENTENCE: Wilson came up with the seminal idea of wearing clean underwear every day.
1/15/20: extraneous (ik-strey-nee-uhs), adj.
2. not pertinent, irrelevant.
IN A SENTENCE: Candace got drunk and paid $452 for an extraneous raccoon tattoo.
1/8/20: altruistic (al-troo-is-tik), adj.
1. unselfishly concerned; devoted to the welfare of others.
IN A SENTENCE: Carlos's altruistic nature means he only commits arson on vacated properties.
1/2/20: iniquitous (ih-nik-wi-tuhs), adj.
1. wicked; sinful.
IN A SENTENCE: Security ruined Perry's iniquitous plan to potty all over Donna's wedding dress.
12/29/19: nefarious (ni-fair-ee-uhss), adj.
1. wicked or villainous.
IN A SENTENCE: Arnold somehow executed the nefarious prank of gluing Lee to the urinal.
12/25/19: ubiquitous (yoo-bik-wi-tuh s), adj.
1. existing or being everywhere, especially at once.
IN A SENTENCE: Rhonda ended her date with Clyde early because of the ubiquitous smell of butt in his home.
12/21/19: infidel (in-fi-dl), adj.
4. not accepting a particular faith; without religious faith.
IN A SENTENCE: Danielle has been an infidel ever since a seagull pooped her hair outside church.
12/13/19: nebulous (neb-yuh-luh s), adj.
1. vague, indistinct, confused.
IN A SENTENCE: Roland gave a nebulous reason for the unpleasant odor coming from his closet.
12/8/19: avuncular (uh-vuhng-kyuh-ler), adj.
1. relating to or characteristic of an uncle.
IN A SENTENCE: Alan's avuncular manner pays off when he's lurking somewhere he shouldn't be.
11/28/19: aquiver (uh-kwiv-er), adj.
2. trembling, quivering.
IN A SENTENCE: Anita moved around aquiver for hours after Scott's cold hands touched her spine.
11/19/19: trite (trahyt), adj.
1. repeated too often, overfamiliar through overuse.
IN A SENTENCE: Weston sat through another trite speech from Sandra about not licking her while she sleeps.
11/8/19: prosaic (proh-zey-ik), adj.
1. dull or unimaginative.
IN A SENTENCE: It was out of Lucy's prosaic character to spray-paint the side of a horse.
10/29/19: tremulous (trem-yuh-luhs), adj.
2. timid, fearful.
IN A SENTENCE: Alaina's tremulous whispering ruined her shot at joining choir.
10/21/19: vituperate (vahy-too-puh-reyt), v.
1. to use, or address with, harsh or abusive language.
IN A SENTENCE: Gene is known to vituperate anyone who interrupts him during Sesame Street.
10/15/19: sycophant (sik-uh-fuhnt), n.
1. a self-seeking flatterer; a yes-man or flunky.
IN A SENTENCE: Olga shouldn't have asked her sycophant if pulling down Marlon's zipper was okay.
10/1/19: upbraid (uhp-breyd), v.
1. to find fault with or reproach severely.
IN A SENTENCE: Leah had to upbraid Lance for putting his tongue in her sister's ear.
9/25/19: plaudits (plaw-dits), n.
1. an enthusiastic expression of approval.
IN A SENTENCE: Ernesto gave plaudits to Cammy when she finally brushed her teeth for once.
9/18/19: maelstrom (meyl-struhm), n.
2. a tumultuous state of affairs.
IN A SENTENCE: Grant's backyard is a maelstrom of cigarette butts, tires, vomit and jockstraps.
9/12/19: contravene (kon-truh-veen), v.
2. to violate, infringe or transgress.
IN A SENTENCE: Rick will contravene social norms such as entering occupied dressing rooms.
9/3/19: truculent (truhk-yuh-luhnt), v.
3. aggressively hostile; belligerent.
IN A SENTENCE: When drunk, Hope becomes mean and truculent, but it's tolerated since she shares the booze.