Word of the Day- May 9, 2020

empirical
[əmˈpirik(ə)l]

ADJECTIVE
  1. based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
    “they provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument”
    synonyms:

Word of the Day – April 4, 2020

timorous

(ˈtɪm ər əs)

adj.

1. full of or subject to fear.
2. characterized by or indicating fear or timidity: a timorous approach to a serious problem.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin timōrōsus= Latin timōr-, s. of timor fear + -ōsus -ous]
tim′or•ous•ly, adv.
tim′or•ous•ness, n.

Word of the Day – February 1, 2020

vituperative

[vīˈt(y)o͞opəˌrādiv, vəˈt(y)o͞op(ə)rədiv]

ADJECTIVE
  1. bitter and abusive.
    “the criticism soon turned into a vituperative attack”

Word of the Day- October 19, 2019

accoutrements

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n.

1. often accoutrements An accessory item of equipment or dress.
2. often accoutrements Military equipment other than uniforms and weapons.
3. accoutrements Outward forms of recognition; trappings: cathedral ceilings, heated swimming pools, and other accoutrements signaling great wealth.
4. Archaic The act of accoutring.

Word of the Day, August 17, 2019

permutation

(pûr′myo͝o-tā′shən)

n.

1.

a. The process of altering the order of a given set of objects in a group.
b. The result of such a process; a rearrangement or recombination of elements: permutations of gene order.
c. Mathematics A rearrangement of the elements of a set.
2. A complete change; a transformation:

Word of the Day – July 27, 2019

hyperbole

(hī-pûr′bə-lē)

n.

A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.

[Latin hyperbolē, from Greek huperbolē, excess, from huperballein, to exceed : huper, beyond; see hyper- + ballein, to throw; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.]