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Agog (1-18-2019)

January 18, 2019

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

agog \ə-ˈgäg\ adjective 1. highly excited 2. having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy ...

Sidle (1-17-2019)

January 17, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

sidle \ˈsī-dᵊl \ verb 1. move sideways 2. move unobtrusively or furtively ...

Garish (1-16-2019)

January 16, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Wednesday

garish \ˈger-ish \ adjective : tastelessly showy

Rigamarole (1-15-2019)

January 15, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Tuesday

rigamarole \ˈri-gə-mə-ˌrōl, ˈrig-mə-\ noun 1. a long and complicated and confusing procedure 2. a set of confused and meaningless statements ...

Capitulate (1-14-2019)

January 14, 2019

Filed under Monday, NYT Word of the Day

capitulate \kə-ˈpi-chə-ˌlāt \ verb : surrender under agreed conditions ...

Picayune (1-7-2019)

January 7, 2019

Filed under Monday, NYT Word of the Day

picayune \ˌpi-kē-ˈyün \ adjective and noun adjective: (informal) small and of little importance noun: a small, unimportant matter ...

Derelict (12-21-2018)

December 21, 2018

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

derelict \ˈder-ə-ˌlikt, ˈde-rə-\ noun and adjective noun: a person without a home, job, or property noun: a ship abandoned on the high seas adjective: worn and broken down by hard use adjective: in deplorable condition adjecti...

Prodigious (12-20-2018)

December 20, 2018

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

prodigious \prə-ˈdi-jəs \ adjective 1. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe 2. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree 3. of momentous or ominous significance ...

Foible (12-19-2018)

December 19, 2018

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Wednesday

foible \ˈfȯi-bəl \ noun 1. a minor weakness or peculiarity in someone’s character 2. the weaker part of a sword’s blade from the forte to the tip ...

Strident (12-18-2018)

December 18, 2018

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Tuesday

strident \ ˈstrī-dᵊnt \ adjective 1. unpleasantly loud and harsh 2. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry 3. being sharply insistent on being heard 4. speech sounds produced by forcing air through a const...

Riposte (12-17-2018)

December 17, 2018

Filed under Monday, NYT Word of the Day

riposte \ri-ˈpōst \ noun and verb noun: (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge noun: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) v...

Peregrinate (12-14-2018)

December 14, 2018

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

peregrinate \ˈper-ə-grə-ˌnāt \ verb : travel around, through, or over, especially on foot ...

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