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1

 

Word of the day for June 1
sylph n
  1. A spirit of the air.
  2. A slender, graceful girl or woman
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2

 

Word of the day for June 2
ramshackle adj
  1. In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained
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3

 

Word of the day for June 3
besmirch v
  1. To make dirty; to soil.
  2. To tarnish the reputation of
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4

 

Word of the day for June 4
prestidigitation n
  1. A performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand.
  2. A show of skill or deceitful cleverness
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5

 

Word of the day for June 5
superfluous adj
  1. In excess of what is required or sufficient
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6

 

Word of the day for June 6
epicede n
  1. An elegy; an ode to the deceased
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7

 

Word of the day for June 7
ingratiate v
  1. To bring oneself into favour, especially by flattery or trying to please
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8

 

Word of the day for June 8
mendaciously adv
  1. In a lying or deceitful manner
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9

 

Word of the day for June 9
ditto n
  1. A duplicate of a document.
  2. A symbol consisting of two apostrophes (") indicating that the item above is to be repeated
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10

 

Word of the day for June 10
gorged adj
  1. With a stomach stuffed full of food.
  2. (heraldry) With the neck collared or encircled by an object
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11

 

Word of the day for June 11
snuggle v
  1. To lie close to another person or thing, hugging or being cosy
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12

 

Word of the day for June 12
apoplectic adj
  1. Extremely angry or furious, to the point of being unable to move or speak
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13

 

Word of the day for June 13
heartfelt adj
  1. Felt deeply or sincerely; felt or believed fully
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14

 

Word of the day for June 14
lambaste v
  1. To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
  2. To scold or verbally reprimand
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15

 

Word of the day for June 15
commodious adj
  1. Spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable.
  2. Suited to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities.
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16

 

Word of the day for June 16
onomasticon n
  1. A book, list, or vocabulary of names, especially of people
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17

 

Word of the day for June 17
nitpick v
  1. To pick nits (lice eggs) from someone’s hair.
  2. To correct minutiae or find fault in unimportant details
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18

 

Word of the day for June 18
brocard n
  1. (law) A legal maxim usually expressed in Latin, traditionally used to concisely express a wider legal principle
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19

 

Word of the day for June 19
somnolent adj
  1. Drowsy or prone to sleeping.
  2. Tending to cause sleepiness
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20

 

Word of the day for June 20
glyph n
  1. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially one representing a sound, word, or idea.
  2. A single formed character or symbol, usually representing a letter in a font
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21

 

Word of the day for June 21
accinge v
  1. To prepare oneself for action
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22

 

Word of the day for June 22
mad as a hatter adj
  1. Demented or crazy
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23

 

Word of the day for June 23
toucan n
  1. Any of various neotropical frugivorous birds from the family Ramphastidae, with a large colorful beak
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24

 

Word of the day for June 24
drastic adj
  1. Extreme or severe
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25

 

Word of the day for June 25
foment v
  1. To apply a poultice to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge.
  2. To incite or cause; to promote, encourage, or instigate
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26

 

Word of the day for June 26
conjecture n
  1. A statement or idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.
  2. A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
  3. (obsolete) The interpretation of signs and omens
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27

 

Word of the day for June 27
ostrobogulous adj
  1. Slightly risqué or indecent, yet humourous; bizarre, interesting, or unusual
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28

 

Word of the day for June 28
egregious adj
  1. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, usually in a negative fashion
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29

 

Word of the day for June 29
venerate v
  1. To treat with great respect and deference.
  2. To revere or hold in awe
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30

 

Word of the day for June 30
hortative adj
  1. Encouraging
  2. (grammar) Of a mood or class of imperative subjunctive moods of a verb for giving strong encouragement
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