Word of the Day – Repudiation

By September 22, 2018Word of the Day

Repudiation (noun)


Rejection of a proposal or idea.

Example sentences

“It’s a repudiation of left-wing ideals and it won’t stand.”

Word of the Day – Queach

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Queach (noun) (English regional) kwee-ch A dense growth of bushes; a thicket. Also: a patch of untillable land characterized by such thickets. Late 15th century; earliest use found in The…

Word of the Day – Nothingburger

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Nothingburger (noun) (Chiefly US) nu-thing-bur-guh A person or thing of no importance, value, or substance. Now esp.: something which, contrary to expectations, turns out to be insignificant or unremarkable. 1950s:…

Word of the Day – Susurration

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Susurration (noun) soo-sur-ay-shun Whispering or rustling. Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare ‘to murmur, hum’, from susurrus ‘whisper’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun) min-ar-kee Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes…

Word of the Day – Stoichiometry

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Stoichiometry (noun) stoy-kee-om-et-ree The relationship between the relative quantities of substances taking part in a reaction or forming a compound, typically a ratio of whole integers. Early 19th century: from…

Word of the Day – Fricative

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Fricative (adj) frik-a-tiv Denoting a type of consonant made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent air flow. Mid 19th century: from modern Latin fricativus,…

Word of the Day – Pouce

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Pouce (noun) (chiefly N. English/N. Irish) poo-s Dust, dirt; rubbish. Early 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hunter (1783–1861), antiquary and record scholar. From French pousse dust, powder, rubbish…

Word of the Day – Squick

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Squick (verb) sk-wik Cause (someone) to feel intense disgust. 1990s: apparently from squ- (in squirm or squeamish) + ick. (more…)

Word of the Day – Adagial

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Adagial (adj) ad-ayj-ee-al In the nature of an adage; proverbial. Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Ralph Venning (c1622–1674), clergyman and ejected minister. From classical Latin adagium + -al,…

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