Word of the Day – Pooch

By February 8, 2020 Word of the Day

Pooch (noun)

poo-ch

(informal) Dog

1920, unknown origin.

Example sentences

“she showed up here with a tiny pooch in her handbag!”

Word of the Day – Premiable

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Premiable (adj) (rare) pree-mee-ab-l Deserving of a reward Late 15th century; earliest use found in Mankind. From post-classical Latin premiabilis worthy of reward from classical Latin praemiārī + -bilis. (more…)

Word of the Day – Reticulation

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Reticulation (noun) ret-ik-oo-lay-shun A pattern or arrangement of interlacing lines resembling a net. (more…)

Word of the Day – Rapacious

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Rapacious (adj) rap-ay-shus Aggressively greedy or grasping. Mid 17th century from Latin rapax, rapac- (from rapere ‘to snatch’) + -ious. (more…)

Word of the Day – Geotic

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Geotic (adj) (rare) jee-ot-ik Of or relating to the earth; terrestrial; geological. Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Johnson. Probably originally a misapprehension of geotic, variant of (or…

Word of the Day – Imprudent

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Imprudent (adj) im-proo-dent Not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash. Late Middle English from Latin imprudent- ‘not foreseeing’, from in- ‘not’ + prudent- (see prudent). (more…)

Word of the Day – Clemency

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Clemency (noun) klem-en-see Mercy; lenience. Late Middle English from Latin clementia, from clemens, clement- ‘clement’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Appal

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Appal (US Appall) (verb) a-pawl Greatly dismay or horrify. Middle English from Old French apalir ‘grow pale’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + palir ‘to pale’. The original…

Word of the Day – Inclement

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Inclement (adj) in-klem-ent (of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet. Early 17th century from French inclément or Latin inclement-, from in- ‘not’ + clement- ‘clement’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Proclivity

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Proclivity (noun) prok-liv-it-ee A tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing. Late 16th century from Latin proclivitas, from proclivis ‘inclined’, from pro-…

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