Word of the Day – Ostensibly

By September 5, 2019Word of the Day

Ostensibly (adverb)

os-ten-sib-lee

As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

Example sentences

“The secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health.”

Word of the Day – Peccant

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Peccant (adj) (archaic) pe-kant Diseased or causing disease./Having committed a fault or sin. Late 16th century (in peccant (sense 2)): from Latin peccant- ‘sinning’, from the verb peccare. (more…)

Word of the Day – Coddiwomple

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Coddiwomple (verb) kod-ee-wom-pl to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination. Appeared online, late 2010s, not yet in the OED. (more…)

Word of the Day – Outface

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Outface (verb) owt-fays Disconcert or defeat (an opponent) by confronting them boldly. (more…)

Word of the Day – Herbert

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Herbert (noun) (Br/En) hur-bet (informal) An undistinguished or foolish man or youth. 1960s the male given name Herbert. (more…)

Word of the Day – Protuberance

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Protuberance (noun) pr-ot-oo-be-runs A thing that protrudes from something else. (more…)

Word of the Day – Bordelaise

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Bordelaise (adj) bor-de-laiz Denoting or served with a sauce of red wine and onions. French, from (à la) bordelaise ‘Bordeaux-style’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Averment

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Averment (noun) a-ver-ment An affirmation or allegation. Late Middle English from Old French averrement, averement, from averer ‘declare true'. See aver. (more…)

Word of the Day – Trypophobia

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Trypophobia (noun) tri-po-fo-bee-a Extreme or irrational aversion to or fear of clusters of small holes or bumps. Early 21st century from Greek trýpa ‘hole’ + -phobia. (more…)

Word of the Day – Spaff

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Spaff (verb) spaf To waste or splurge Slang (more…)

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