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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Archive for January 2019
December 2018 | February 2019 | Today's word

   tsuris or tsouris    (noun using a singular verb form) TSOO-ris
   litotes    (noun) LIE-toe-taze or LIT-o-taze
   Augean    (adjective) ow-JEE-un or or-JEE-un
   dissimulate    (verb) dis-SIM-yu-layt
   macaronic    (adjective) mac-ka-RON-ik
   traduce    (verb) tra-DYUs or tra-DOOS (US)
   lustrum    (noun) LUS-trum
   louring or lowering    (adjective) LOUR-ing
   replete    (adjective) ra-PLEET
   recondite    (adjective) RE-kon-dite
   salty    (adjective) SAWL-ti
   bumptious    (adjective) BUMP-shus
   chasten    (verb) CHAY-sen
   mugwump    (noun) MUG-wump
   succinct    (adjective) suk-SINKT
   attar    (noun) AT-ar
   hirsute    (adjective) HER-suut or her-SUUT
   laconic    (adjective) la-KON-ik
   platitude    (noun) PLAT-i-tewd
   sobriquet    (noun) SO-bri-kay or SOO-bri-kay
   pretentious    (adjective) pre-TEN-shus
   nudnik    (noun) NOOD-nik
   lubricity    (noun) loo-BRI-si-tee
   gravitas    (noun) GRAV-i-tas
   victuals    (plural noun) VIT-ulz
   spatchcock    (verb and adjective) SPATCH-kok
   lipogram    (noun) LIP-O-gram
   berk or burk    (noun) BURK
   chimera    (noun) ky-MEE-ra
   triage    (noun and adjective) tree-ARJ
   palliative    (noun) PAL-i-a-tiv
   slough    (noun) SLOW
   prandial    (adjective) PRAN-di-ul
   ornery    (adjective) OR-nu-ri
   tessellate    (verb and adjective) TES-i-lait
   polymath    (noun) POL-i-math
   ephemeron    (noun) ef-EM-er-on
   shebang    (noun) shi-BANG
   vituperation    (noun) vy-too-pa-RAY-shun
   dilettante (plural: dilettanti)    (noun and adjective)) dil-i-TANT-i or DIL-i-tont
   mercurial    (adjective)mur-KYUR-i-ul
   homologous    (adjective) hom-OL-uh-gus
   segue    (verb) SEGG-way
   cusp    (noun) KUSP
   leery    (adjective) LEE-ri
   mews    (noun) MYOOZ
   obfuscated    (adjective and past tense) OB-fuss-kay-ted
   rinky-dink    (adjective and noun) RING-kee-dingk
   greige    (adjective) grayzh
   husbandry    (noun) HUZZ-bund-ree
   nepenthe    (noun) ne-PENTH-ee
   exude    (verb) eks-YOOD

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