Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

  Someone who’s too concerned with literal accuracy…   pedantic   There’s nothing wrong with focusing on the details, but someone who is pedantic makes a big display of knowing obscure facts and details.   Pedantic means “like a pedant,” someone who’s too concerned with literal accuracy or formality. It’s a negative term that implies someone is showing…

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# Word for the Day

An assortment of different things…     smorgasbord   A smorgasbord is an assortment of different things — a magazine might feature a smorgasbord of stories on a wide variety of subjects.   Use the noun smorgasbord when you’re talking about a selection of things, like a fabulous breakfast buffet, a long list of college classes you could take, or a…

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Word for the Day


Word for the Day


Word for the Day


# Word for the Day

Dumbfounded or bewildered… flummox   Does the word flummox bewilder, confound, dumbfound and generally mystify you? Well, fear no more, because flummox means all of these things!   Things that flummox you are probably not that serious, and often pretty amusing and informal: a TV remote or a crossword puzzle, for example, rather than something major like why your…

Word for the Day