May 2013

31 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Emblazon

Pronunciation: /im-BLAY-zun/

Definition: 1) a. to inscribe or adorn with or as if with heraldic bearings or devices

b. to inscribe (as logos or lettering) on a surface

2) celebrate, extol


30 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Klatch

Pronunciation: / kläCH/

Definition: a social gathering, especially for coffee and conversation


29 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Weltschmerz

Pronunciation: /VELT-shmairts/

Definition: 1) mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the

world with an ideal state

2) a mood of sentimental sadness


28 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Intercalate

Pronunciation: /in-TER-kuh-layt/

Definition: 1) to insert (as a day) in a calendar

2) to insert between or among existing elements or layers


27 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Speakeasy

Pronunciation: /ˈspēkˌēzē/

Definition: (during Prohibition) an illicit liquor store or nightclub


26 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Solicitude

Pronunciation: /səˈlisiˌt(y)o͞od/

Definition: care or concern for someone or something


25 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Calaboose

Pronunciation: /KAL-uh-booss/

Definition: jail; especially a local jail


24 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Arbalest

Pronunciation: /AHR-buh-list/

Definition: a crossbow especially in medieval times


23 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Valorous

Pronunciation: /VAL-uh-russ/

Definition: 1) possessing or acting with bravery or boldness : courageous, heroic

2) marked by, exhibiting, or carried out with courage or determination


22 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Mordant

Pronunciation: /MOR-dunt

Definition: 1) biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style : incisive

2) burning, pungent


21 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Hieroglyphic

Pronunciation: /haɪ`ərə`ɡlɪ`fɪk/

Definition: 1) letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the

sounds or words of a language

2) Hieroglyph – a writting system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt


20 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Rhetorical

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɒrɪk(ə)l/

Definition: 1) relating to or concerned with the art of rhetoric : repetition is a common

rhetorical device expressed in terms intended to persuade or impress

2) (of a question) asked in order to produce an effort or to make a                          statement rather than to elicit information


19 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Elide

Pronunciation: /iˈlīd/

Definition: omit (a sound or syllable) when speaking


18 May 2013

My Own Voice, “Word of the day” for today is: Panjandrum

Pronunciation: /panˈjandrəm/

Definition: a person who has or claims to have a great deal of authority or influence


17 May 2013

My Own Voice, “Word of the day” for today is: Ostensible

Pronunciation: /ah-STEN-suh-bul/

Definition: 1) intended for display: open to view

2) being such in appearance : plausible rather demonstrably true or real


16 May 2013

My Own Voice, “Word of the day” for today is: Fustian

Pronunciation: /FUSS-chun/

Definition: 1) a strong cotton and linen fabric

2) high-flown or affected writing or speech; broadly : anything high- flown


15 May 2013

My Own Voice, “Word of the day” for today is: Junket

Pronunciation: /JUNK-ut/

Definition:      1) A dessert of sweetened flavoured milk set with rennet

2) a : A festival or social affair

b : Trip, journey: as (1) : a trip made by an official at public expense                                                                     (2) : a promotional trip made at another’s expense


14 May 2013

My Own Voice, “Word of the day” for today is: Graupel

Pronunciation: /GROU-pul/ (“OU” is as in “cloud”)

Definition: Granular snow


13 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Kudos

Pronunciation: /KOO-dahss/

Definition:     1) Fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement : prestige

2) Praise given for achievement


12 May 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Rollick

Pronunciation: /ˈrälik/

Definition: Act or behave in a jovial and exuberant fashion