Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Extrude
 
Pronunciation: \ik-ˈstrüd\
 
Defintion: (verb)
 
1) Form or shape by forcing through an opening.
2) Thrust or force out.
3) Expel.
4) To shape (a substance, such as metal or plastic) by forcing through a die.
 
Etymology: mid 16th century: from Latin extrudere, from ex- ‘out’ + trudere ‘to thrust.’
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Word of the Day: Perfidious
 
Pronunciation: /pərˈfidēəs/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) Deceitful and untrustworthy
2) Deliberately faithless
3) Treacherous
 
Etymology: Late 16th century: from Latin perfidiosus, from perfidia ‘treachery.

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Word of the Day: Bucolic
 
Pronunciation: /byoo-KAH-lik/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) of or relating to shepherds or herdsmen : pastoral
2) relating to or typical of rural life
3) pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity : idyllic
 
Etymology: early 16th century (denoting a pastoral poem): via Latin from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos ‘herdsman,’ from bous ‘ox.’

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Word of the Day: Grimalkin
 
Pronunciation: /grih-MAWL-kin/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a domestic cat; especially.
2) an old female cat.
3) a spiteful old woman.
 
Etymology: late 16th century: from gray1 + Malkin (nickname for the given name Matilda ).

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Word of the Day: Miscible
 
Pronunciation: /MIS-uh-buhl/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) Capable of being mixed together.
2) (of liquids) forming a homogeneous mixture when added together.
3) capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases.
 
Etymology: From Latin miscere (to mix), ultimately from the Indo-European root meik- (to mix), which is also the source of mix, miscellaneous, meddle, medley, promiscuous, melee, mustang, admix, immix, and panmixia. Earliest documented use: 1570.

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Word of the Day: Logomachy
 
Pronunciation: /lōˈɡäməkē/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an argument about words
 
Etymology: mid 16th century: from Greek logomakhia, from logos ‘word’ + -makhia ‘fighting.’

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Word of the Day: Runnel
 
Pronunciation: /ˈrənl/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a narrow channel in the ground for liquid to flow through.
2) a brook or rill.
3) a small stream of a particular liquid.
 
Etymology: late 16th century (denoting a brook or rill): variant of dialect rindle, influenced by the verb run.