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.

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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

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# Word for the Day

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“Predilection!”
pre·di·lec·tion
ˌpredlˈekSH(ə)n,ˌprēdlˈekSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
    “my predilection for Asian food”
    synonyms: likingfondnesspreferencepartialitytastepenchantweakness, soft spot, fancyinclinationleaningbiaspropensitybentproclivitypredispositionappetite

    “a predilection for shellfish”

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# Word for the Day

“Agog!”

 

a·gog
əˈɡäɡ/
adjective
  1. very eager or curious to hear or see something.
    “I’m all agog to see London”
    synonyms: eagerexcitedimpatientkeenanxiousavid, in suspense, on tenterhooks, on the edge of one’s seat, on pins and needles, waiting with bated breath

    “tell us what happened—we’re all agog!”

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Word for the Day

“Paragon!”
par·a·gon
ˈperəˌɡän
noun
  1. a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.
    “it would have taken a paragon of virtue not to feel viciously jealous”
    • a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
      “your cook is a paragon”
      synonyms: perfect example, shining example, modelepitomearchetypeidealexemplarnonpareilembodimentpersonificationquintessenceapotheosisacme