Word of the Day – December 21, 2019

aghast

[əˈɡast]

ADJECTIVE
  1. filled with horror or shock.
    “when the news came out they were aghast”

Word of the Day, October 12, 2019

hegemony

noun

he·​ge·​mo·​ny | \ hi-ˈje-mə-nē , -ˈge-; ˈhe-jə-ˌmō-nē \

Definition of hegemony

1 : preponderant influence or authority over others : domination battled for hegemony in Asia
2 : the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

Word of the Day, August 31, 2019

disembogue

(dĭs′ĕm-bōg′)

intr.v. dis·em·bogued, dis·em·bogu·ing, dis·em·bogues

To flow out or empty, as water from a channel: “the river whose dirty waters disembogue into the harbor” (John Updike).

[From Spanish desembogue, mouth of a river, from desembocar, to flow out : des-, reversal (from Latin dis-; see dis-) + embocar, to put into the mouth (en-, in from Latin in-; see in-2 + boca, mouth, from Latin bucca, cheek).]