Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Coze
 
Pronunciation: /kohz/
 
Definition: (noun, verb)
 
1) a friendly talk; a chat.
2) to converse in a friendly way; chat.
3) an intimate friendly chat
4) a state of comfort and warmth
5) to chat in an intimate and friendly manner
 
Etymology: Coze came to English in the 1820s from French causer “to chat,” from Old French “to reason, expound.” Ultimately coze derives from Latin causārī “to plead a cause, plead as an excuse.”

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Fress

Pronunciation: (fres)

Definition: (verb)

1) to eat or snack, especially often or in large quantities.
2) eat a lot and without restraint

Etymology: Yiddish fresn or German fressen (of animals) to eat, eat ravenously;

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Fulminate
 
Pronunciation: \ˈfu̇l-mə-ˌnāt, ˈfəl-\
 
Definition: (verb)
 
1) to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
 
2) to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
 
3) to cause to explode.
 
Etymology: Fulminate is formed from fulminat-, the stem of fulminātus, the past participle of the Latin verb fulmināre “to hurl thunderbolts, thunder.” The classical Latin forms keep close to the literal sense, sometimes adding a sense “to blast with lightning.” The new senses “to issue denunciations, formally condemn; to thunder threats; to excommunicate” arise and become frequent in English in the 12th century. The chemical sense originated in French in the 19th century.

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Word of the Day: Lunt
 
Definition: (noun,verb)
 
1. a match; the flame used to light a fire.
2. smoke or steam, especially smoke from a tobacco pipe.
3. to emit smoke or steam.
4. to smoke a pipe.
5. to kindle (a fire).
6. to light (a pipe, torch, etc.).
7. to smoke (a pipe).
 
Etymology: 1540-50; < Dutch lont match, fuse; akin to Middle Low German lunte match, wick

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Word of the Day: Pronk
 
Definition: (v, n, adj)
 
1) To leap or bound high in the air with the legs straight and the back arched, as do certain animals, especially the springbok.
 
2) A gait or a leap in which all four legs are used to push off the ground at once.
 
3) A weak or foolish individual.
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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Indurate
 
Definition: (v, adj)
 
1) To make hardy, inured, accustomed
 
2) To make callous or unfeeling
 
3) To become established
 
4) Hardened; callous; obstinate

Word o’ the Day

Word o’ the Day: Hugger-mugger
Definition:
(n): 1 Confusion         2 Secrecy
(adj): 1 Confused           2 Secret
(v): 1 To keep secret  2 Act in a secretive manner
(adv): 1 Secretly             2 Confusingly