Category Archives: Word of the Day

Word of the Day: red-blooded

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health.

Synonyms: full-blooded, lusty, hearty

Usage: George was admired as a true red-blooded athlete who always performed with vigor and aplomb.:


Word of the day: snark (snärk)

Word of the day:

snark (snärk)
n. Slang

  1. A snide, sarcastic, or disrespectful attitude: “On the issue of mainstream monotheistic religions and the irrationality behind many of religion’s core tenets, scientists often set aside their skewers, their snark, and their impatient demand for proof, and instead don the calming cardigan of a kiddie-show host on public TV” (Natalie Angier).
  2. Commentary expressing such an attitude: “He must now endure days of media scrutiny, schadenfreude from his rivals and an overflow of social media scorn, snark and satire” (Alessandra Stanley).
    [Back-formation from snarky.]
    snark v.
    American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
    snark (snɑːk)
  3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll’s poetry
  4. (Poetry) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll’s poetry
    Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
    snark – A blend of snake and shark by Lewis Carroll, it is a synonym for “snore” or “snort.”
    See also related terms for snake.
    Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.:

Word of the Day: disheveled

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) In disarray; extremely disorderly.

Synonyms: frowzled, rumpled, tousled

Usage: With tender hands Mercy smoothed the disheveled hair and arranged the crumpled dress.:

Word of the Day: off-color

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) In violation of good taste even verging on the indecent.

Synonyms: indelicate

Usage: The shareholder’s meeting was entirely the wrong forum for his off-color joke.:

Word of the Day: undersell

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) To sell goods for a lower price than (another seller).

Synonyms: undercut

Usage: The executive instituted a store-wide sale in an effort to undersell the popular new competitor.:

Word of the Day: hombre

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An informal term for a youth or man.

Synonyms: guy, bozo, cat

Usage: I am the kind of hombre who enjoys a good steak for dinner.:

Word of the Day: installment

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A part of a broadcast serial.

Synonyms: episode

Usage: The latest installment of my favorite television show will air this Thursday.:

Word of the Day: coriaceous

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable.

Synonyms: leatherlike

Usage: Natalie ran her fingers lightly across the plant’s large, coriaceous leaves.:

Word of the Day: minimalism

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color.

Synonyms: reductivism

Usage: The sculpture—simply a perfect sphere—must have been created at the height of minimalism.: