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Flummox (3.15.2019)

March 15, 2019

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

flummox \ ˈflə-məks , -miks\ verb : be a mystery or bewildering to ...

Mordant (3.14.2019)

March 14, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

mordant \ ˈmȯr-dᵊnt \ adjective and noun adjective: harshly ironic or sinister adjective: of a substance, especially a strong acid, capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action noun: a substance used to tre...

Carrel (3.13.2019)

March 13, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Wednesday

carrel \ ˈker-əl , ˈka-rəl\ noun : small individual study area in a library ...

Exacerbate (3.12.2019)

March 12, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Tuesday

exacerbate \ ig-ˈza-sər-ˌbāt \ verb 1. make worse 2. irritate ...

Pennant (3.11.2019)

March 11, 2019

Filed under Monday, NYT Word of the Day

pennant \ ˈpe-nənt \ noun 1. a flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering) 2. the award given to the champion ...

Pilfer (3.8.2019)

March 8, 2019

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

pilfer \ ˈpil-fər \ verb : steal or make off with belongings of others ...

Skein (3.7.2019)

March 7, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

skein \ ˈskān \ noun 1. coils of worsted yarn 2. suggestion or appearance of the twists and coils of worsted yarn ...

Inculcate (3.6.2019)

March 6, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Wednesday

inculcate \ in-ˈkəl-ˌkāt , ˈin-(ˌ) \ verb : teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions ...

Cumbersome (3.5.2019)

March 5, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Tuesday

cumbersome \ ˈkəm-bər-səm \ adjective 1. difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight 2. not elegant or graceful in expression ...

Surcease (3.4.2019)

March 4, 2019

Filed under Monday, NYT Word of the Day

surcease \ (ˌ)sər-ˈsēs , ˈsər-ˌsēs\ noun : a stopping   He was hoping the new medicine would bring surcease to his pain...

Upstage (3.1.2019)

March 1, 2019

Filed under Friday, NYT Word of the Day

upstage \ ˈəp-ˈstāj \ adverb, verb, noun and adjective adverb: at or toward the rear of the stage verb: steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else verb: move upstage, forcing the other actors...

Yurt (2.28.2019)

February 28, 2019

Filed under NYT Word of the Day, Thursday

yurt \ ˈyu̇rt, ˈyərt\ noun : a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of Central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housi...

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