Word of the Day March 9, 2018

trepidation

(ˌtrɛp ɪˈdeɪ ʃən)

n.

1. tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
2. a trembling or quivering movement.
[1595–1605; < Latin trepidātiō, derivative of trepidā(re) to be apprehensive, panic]

Word of the Day March 3, 2018

truc·u·lent

(trŭk′yə-lənt)

adj.

1. Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
2. Showing or expressing bitter opposition or hostility; aggressively defiant: a truculent speech against the new government; a truculent glance.
3. Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.

Word of the Day February 24, 2018

meme

[meem]
noun
1.

  1. a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition and replication in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
  2. a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.
verb (used without object), memed, memeing or meming.
2.

to create and spread memes:

He spends a lot of time memeing and sharing his videos with friends.
verb (used with object), memed, memeing or meming.
3.

to make the subject of a meme:

cute cats that get memed.

Word of the Day February 10, 2018

dot·age

(dō′tĭj)

n.

A deterioration of mental faculties associated with aging

n
1. feebleness of mind, esp as a result of old age
2. foolish infatuation

Word of the Day February 3, 2018

vac·il·late

(văs′ə-lāt′)

intr.v. vac·il·lat·ed, vac·il·lat·ing, vac·il·lates

1. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver: She vacillated about whether to leave.
2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate: The weather vacillated between sunny and rainy.
3. Archaic To sway from one side to the other.

[Latin vacillāre, vacillāt-, to waver.]

vac′il·lat′ing·ly adv.
vac′il·la′tion n.
vac′il·la′tor n.

Word of the Day January 27, 2018

croon

(kro͞on)

v. crooned, croon·ing, croons
v.intr.

1. To hum or sing softly.
2. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner.
3. Scots To roar or bellow.
v.tr.

To sing softly or in a humming way: crooning a lullaby.
n.

A soft singing or humming.