Word of the Day – Vinification

By May 27, 2018Word of the Day

Vinification (noun)


The conversion of grape juice or other vegetable extract into wine by fermentation.

Example sentences

“Changes in the vinification process through the years have affected quality.”

Word of the Day – Nosegay

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Nosegay (noun) (literary) no-s-gei A small bunch of flowers, typically one that is sweet-scented. Late Middle English: from nose + gay in the obsolete sense ‘ornament’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun) sen-ek-ti-tood The last stage of life; old age. Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning "old age," which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a…

Word of the Day – Vadimony

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Vadimony (noun) (obsolete) vad-i-mo-nee A bond or pledge for appearance before a judge on a certain day. Latin. From vas (“surety, bail”) +‎ -mōnium (“obligation”). (more…)

Word of the Day – Armorial

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Armorial (adj) ah-mor-ee-al Relating to heraldry or heraldic devices. Late Middle English: from Old French armoierie (see armoury). (more…)

Word of the Day – Consanguineous

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Consanguineous (adj) kon-san-gwin-ee-us Relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor. A blood relation. Early 17th century: from Latin consanguineus ‘of the same blood’ (from con- ‘together’ +…

Word of the Day – Futtock

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Futtock (noun) fut-ok Each of the middle timbers of a ship's frame, between the floor and the top timbers. Middle English: perhaps from Middle Low German, or from foot +…

Word of the Day – Acentric

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Acentric (adj) ay-sen-trik Without a centre; not centralised. (more…)

Word of the Day – Poltroon

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Poltroon (noun)(archaic) pol-troon An utter coward Early 16th century: from French poltron, from Italian poltrone, perhaps from poltro ‘sluggard’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Eventuate

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Eventuate (verb) ee-ven-too-ate Occur as a result Late 18th century (originally US): from event, on the pattern of actuate. (more…)

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