Websters Alphabet Stew

Dennis Purcell


A growing' word of the day ' list from Norene's "word of the day" entry. It is for me and anyone else whom needs a reminder of the words. The Ginkgo Biloba is to help the memory process so we don't have to depend on written list. :)

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1“quotidian” kwoh-TID-ee-un ; occurring every day,commonplace, ordinary
"enamored" [ih-nam-er] ;to fill or inflame with love,to charm or captivate.
"smarmy" SMAR-mee; revealing or marked by a smug,of low sleazy taste or quality
'inimical' in-NIM-ih-kul; being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence, having the disposition of an enemy : hostile
2"tantara tan-TAIR-uh
Noun: the blare of a trumpet or horn
"Homographs & Heteronyms
Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is pronounced differently is a heteronym.
"poignant POY-nyunt
1 a: painfully or deeply affecting the feelings b: designed to make an impression: cutting
2: being to the point: apt
"xeriscape ZEER-uh-skayp
noun: a landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (such as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation)
"untenable un-TEN-uh-bul
1 :not able to be defended
2 :not able to be occupied
“deflagrate DEF-luh-grayt
1 : to burn rapidly with intense heat and sparks being given off
2 : to cause to burn in such a manner
“superfluous soo-PER-floo-us
1 : exceeding what is sufficient or necessary : extra
2 : not needed : unnecessary

‘vox populi VOKS-POP-yoo-lye
Noun: popular sentiment
‘antebellum[an-tee-bel-uh m]
before or existing before a war, especially the American Civil War; prewar:

noun, pronounced WAM-ee
1a : a supernatural power bringing bad luck
1b : a magic curse or spell : jinx, hex
2: a potent force or attack;...

Histrionic is an adjective, pronounced his-tree-AH-nik
1: deliberately affected : theatrical
2: of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater

“jeunesse dorée
A noun, pronounced zheuh-ness-dor-RAY
Young people of wealth and fashion

adjective or adverb al•fres•co al-ˈfres-(ˌ)kō
Meaning : in the open air: taking place or located in the open air : outdoor, outdoors

“lampoon lam-POON
verb : to make the subject of a satire : ridicule
“acumen uh-KYOO-mun
noun: keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination especially in practical matters
“thrasonical thray-SAH-nih-kul
adjective: of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of Thraso : bragging, boastful
"After pages of thrasonical twaddle sprinkled with fawning photos, charts and esoteric columns of numbers I learned only of the flawless perfection of the university...." — Peter B. Fletcher, Ann Arbor (Michigan) News, December 16, 2003
“gourmand GOOR-mahnd Noun
1: one who is excessively fond of eating and drinking
2: one who is heartily interested in good food and drink
“captious, pronounced KAP-shuss Adjective
1: marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections
2: calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument
“chatoyant, pronounced shuh-TOY-unt adjective
Having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light
“thanatology, pronounced than-uh-TAH-luh-jee Noun
The description or study of the phenomena of death and of psychological mechanisms for coping with them
“sprightly, pronounced SPRYTE-lee adjective
1: marked by a cheerful lightness and vivacity (as of movement or manner) : spirited
“ilk, pronounced ILK noun
“eolian, pronounced ee-OH-lee-un adjective
borne, deposited, produced, or eroded by the windsort, kind
“Dyspepsia dis-PEP-shuh Definition
1: indigestion
2: ill humor : disgruntlement

“Fatidic fay-TID-ik adjective
Definition: of or relating to prophecy

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Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American