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Dictionary:Word of the day/Archive/2007/March

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When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
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Word of the day  for March 1
cantankerous adj   help, file
  1. Stubborn, cranky, or surly.

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Word of the day  for March 2
remonstrate v   help, file
  1. To formally protest, object to, or rebel against.

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Word of the day  for March 3
orthoepy n   help, file
  1. The correct pronunciation of words.
  2. The study of correct pronunciation.

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Word of the day  for March 4
tetromino n   help, file
  1. (geometry) A polyomino made up of four squares.

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5

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Word of the day  for March 5
weird adj   help, file
  1. Strange, unusual, bizarre.
  2. Having supernatural powers over human destiny.

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Word of the day  for March 6
dissemble v   help, file
  1. To disguise or conceal something; to feign.
  2. To deliberately ignore something; to pretend not to notice.
  3. To falsely hide one's opinions or feelings.

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Word of the day  for March 7
upbraid v   help, file
  1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach.
  2. To reprove severely; to chide.

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Word of the day  for March 8
portmanteau n   help, file
  1. A large travelling case usually made of leather, and opening into two equal sections.
  2. (linguistics) A word formed which combines the meanings of two words by combining the words themselves.

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Word of the day  for March 9
ethereal adj   help, file
  1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or atmosphere; celestial.
  2. Delicate, light and airy.

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10

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Word of the day  for March 10
stentorian adj   help, file
  1. (of a voice) Loud, powerful, booming; suitable for giving speeches to large crowds.

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Word of the day  for March 11
mutter v   help, file
  1. To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath.

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Word of the day  for March 12
congeries n   help, file
  1. A collection or aggregation of disparate items.

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Word of the day  for March 13
solace n   help, file
  1. Comfort or consolation in a time of distress.
  2. A source of comfort or consolation.

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Word of the day  for March 14
digress v   help, file
  1. To step or turn aside; to deviate; especially, to turn aside from the main subject in writing or speaking.

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Word of the day  for March 15
bourgeois adj   help, file
  1. Of or related to the middle class, especially its attitudes and conventions.

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Word of the day  for March 16
bone of contention n   help, file
  1. Something that continues to be disputed; an issue on which no agreement can be reached.

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Word of the day  for March 17
limerick n   help, file
  1. A humorous, often bawdy verse of five anapestic lines, with the rhyme scheme aabba.

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Word of the day  for March 18
gnash v   help, file
  1. To grind one's teeth in pain or in anger.

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Word of the day  for March 19
ogive n   help, file
  1. (architecture) A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.
  2. (ballistics) The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket
  3. (mathematics) The curve of a cumulative distribution function.

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Word of the day  for March 20
contemn v   help, file
  1. To treat or regard with contempt.

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Word of the day  for March 21
supercilious adj   help, file
  1. Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.

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Word of the day  for March 22
procure v   help, file
  1. To acquire or obtain an item, usually through extra effort.

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Word of the day  for March 23
zugzwang n   help, file
  1. (chess) A situation in which one is forced to make a move that will be disadvantageous.

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24

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Word of the day  for March 24
frugal adj   help, file
  1. Economical; thrifty; avoiding waste.

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Word of the day  for March 25
pusillanimous adj   help, file
  1. Faint of heart; cowardly; contemptibly timid.

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Word of the day  for March 26
harbinger n   help, file
  1. A person or thing whose arrival foretells the coming of someone or something.

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Word of the day  for March 27
spirit away v   help, file
  1. To remove something without anyone noticing.

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Word of the day  for March 28
negligibly adv   help, file
  1. To a degree that is negligible; so small or slight that it may be ignored.

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Word of the day  for March 29
jactitation n   help, file
  1. Bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment.
  2. (medicine) Restless twitching or tossing in bed.

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Word of the day  for March 30
impute v   help, file
  1. To assign or ascribe fault.
  2. To attribute or credit responsibility.

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Word of the day  for March 31
laconic adj   help, file
  1. Using as few words as possible to communicate much; pithy and concise.

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