Word – Perfunctory

Perfunctory – Word of the DayMeaning:Lacking in interest or effortSuperficial or routineOrigin:Perfunctory is a word whose origins can be found entirely i...

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Word – Unkempt

Unkempt – Word of the dayMeaning: untidy; not cared forHistory: People began combing their hair around 1400 – before that, they would have kembed it. Kemb...

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Word – Lackadaisical

Lackadaisical – Word of the DayMeaning:Lacking enthusiasm, zest and determination; carelessly lazy.Origin:There are times when life seems to be one unfort...

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Word – Muster

Muster – Word of the dayHistory: In Australia and New Zealand, the things often mustered up are cattle, sheep, and other livestock that are scattered and...

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Word – Cacophony

Cacophony – Word of the dayMeaning(noun): an unpleasant mixture of loud sounds.History: The roots of cacophony belonged to the Greek. In Greek, Kakos mean...

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Word – Gobbledygook

Gobbledygook – Word of the DayMeaning:Language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms.Origin:The term gobbledyg...

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Word – Kerfuffle

Kerfuffle – Word of the DayMeaning:A disturbance or commotion typically caused by a dispute or conflict.Origin:Fuffle was first used in Scottish English a...

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Word – Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin – Word of the DayMeaning:A person(usually a child), in ragged and/or dirty clothes.Origin:We are still uncertain about the origin of the word r...

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Word – Berate

Berate – Word of the DayMeaning:Scold or criticise someone in angerOrigin:This word traces its origin back to the mid-16th century. It is a compound of tw...

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Word – Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude – Word of the DayMeaning:Pleasure derived by someone from someone else’s misfortune or pain.Origin:While we commonly use this word in Englis...

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Word – Cerulean

Cerulean – Word of the DayMeaning:A deep sky-blue colour.Origin:This word dates back to the mid 17th century. It comes from the Latin word caeruleus, mean...

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Word – Bellicose

Bellicose – Word of the DayMeaning:Showing aggression and willingness to fight.Origin:Bellicose first appears in Late Middle English. The word comes from...

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Word – Ruminate

Ruminate – Word of the DayMeaning:To think deeply about somethingTo chew for a long time/chew the cud(for a grass-eating animal)Origin:This word was first...

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Word – Necromancy

Necromancy – Word of the DayMeaning:The practice of communicating with the spirits of dead people, especially to predict the future, or for nefarious purp...

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Word – Fecund

Fecund – Word of the DayMeaning:Highly fertile/capable of bearing childrenCapable of producing many new ideasOrigin:Fecund was first used in the 15th cent...

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Word – Nebulous

Nebulous – Word of the DayMeaning:Hazy or cloudyVague or ill-definedOrigin:Nebulous first appears in late Middle English, and it comes from the French wor...

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Word – Sonder

Sonder – Word of the DayMeaning: The profound realisation that every random passer-by has a life as vivid and complex as your own. Origin: This word was c...

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Word – Harangue

Contents1 Harangue – Word of the day1.1 Meaning:1.2 History:1.3 Usage:1.3.1 Verb examples – Harangue:1.3.2  Noun examples – Harangue:Harangue...

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Word – Garrulous

Garrulous – Word of the dayMeaning:[adj]: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.History:Dates back to the 1600s. Has Latin origin. Greek or...

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Word – Fetid

Contents1 Fetid – Word of the day1.1 Meaning:1.2 History:1.3 Usage:1.3.1 Noun examples – Fetidity, Fetidness:1.3.2 Adjective examples – Fetid:...

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