Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

bamboozle   To bamboozle is to hoodwink, lead by the nose, or pull the wool over someone’s eyes — you’re tricking or fooling them.   Bamboozle may sound like a funny word, but anyone that’s ever been bamboozled could tell you it’s nothing to laugh about. A bamboozler lies and pretends to be a good guy, all the…

Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

frolic   A frolic is a light-hearted, fun, often silly activity. To frolic is to cavort, romp, or run around — to have fun.   Ever see two puppies playing in the park, wrestling, chasing, and just having a ball with each other? You could say they’re having a frolic or frolicking. When we frolic, we’re having a fun…

Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

hodgepodge   A hodgepodge is a random assortment of things. A dorm room might be furnished with a hodgepodge of milk crates, antique mirrors, and a poster of a kitten hanging on a branch with one paw.   Hodgepodge is a funny-sounding word for a somewhat funny occurrence — a grouping of things or people that don’t fit together.…

Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

subterfuge If you want to surprise your mom with a sweatshirt, but don’t know her size, it might take an act of subterfuge, like going through her closet, to find it out. Subterfuge is the use of tricky actions to hide or get something. It’s pronounced “SUB-ter-fyooj.” As a countable noun, a subterfuge is a tricky action or device: She…

Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

capricious Capricious is an adjective to describe a person or thing that’s impulsive and unpredictable, like a bride who suddenly leaves her groom standing at the wedding altar. You can criticize a fickle-minded person as capricious, but it could just as well describe quickly changing weather, as in “capricious spring storms.” It’s the adjective form of the noun caprice,…

Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

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“Catawampus!”
[kat-uhwom-puh s] 
1.  askew; awry.
2.  positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.
adverb
3.  diagonally; obliquely:

We took a shortcut and walked catawampus across the field.

Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

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“Scalawag!”
scal·a·wag
ˈskaləˌwaɡ,ˈskalēˌwaɡ/
noun

informal
  1. a person who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal.
    synonyms: rascalscampmonkeyimpdevilrogue