June 2013

 

30 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ə-ˈprē-shē-ˌāt /

Definition: 1) to grasp the nature, worth, quality or significance of

2) to value or admire highly


29 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / dȯg-mə /

Definition: 1) a: something held as an established opinion

b: a point of view or tenet put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds

2) a doctrine or body of doctrines concerning faith or morals formally stated and

authoritatively proclaimed by a church


28 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / KOH-kuh-tree /

Definition: 1) a flirtatious act or attitude


27 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / SAIL-yunt /

Definition: 1) jutting forward beyond a line

2) standing out conspicuously : prominent; especially: of notable significance


26 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / Bah-skee /

Definition: 1) having abundant trees or shrubs ; relating to a woods


25 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / im-PEER-uh-kul /

Definition: 1) originating or based on observation or experience

2) capable of being verified or disproved by observation or experiment


24 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / kə-ˈmend  /

Definition: 1) to entrust for care or preservation, to recommend as worthy of confidence

2) to mention with approbation : Praise

3) present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence


23 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ek-suh-JEE-sis /

Definition: 1) exposition, explanation; especially: an explanation or critical interpretation of

a text


22 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / Del-ee-ˈkwe-sənt /

Definition: 1) tending to melt or dissolve: especially tending to undergo

gradual dissolution and liquefaction by the attraction and absorption of moisture from the air

 

Interesting Fact : The word deliquescent is of Latin origin and its first know use was in 1771


21 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ri-‘vir /

Definition: 1) to show devoted deferential honour to: regard as worthy of great honour

2) love unquestioningly and uncritically, regard with feelings of respect and

reverence


20 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / KAHN-klayy /

Definition: 1) a private meeting or secret assembly

2) a gathering of a group or association


19 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / əˌsevəˈrāSHən /

Definition: the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something


18 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / sə-ˈblīm /

Definition: 1) tending to inspire awe usually because of elevated quality (as of

beauty, nobility or grandeur) or transcending excellence

2) of outstanding spiritual, intellectual, or moral worth

3) lofty, grand, or exalted in thought, expression, or manner


17 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈve-nə-ˌrāt /

Definition: 1) to regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference

2) to honor (as an icon or a relic) with a ritual act of devotion


16 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh /

Definition: 1) the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated

with it (as buzz, hiss)

2) the use of words whose sound suggests the sense


15 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / kahn-ver-saht-see-OH-nee /

Definition: a meeting for conversation especially about art, literature, or science


14 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / prih-SIND /

Definition: to withdraw one’s attention


13 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / kruh – TEEK /

Definition: 1) an act of criticizing; especially : a critical estimate or discussion


12 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ek-stem-puh-RAY-nee-us/

Definition: 1) composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment : impromptu

2) provided, made, or put to use as an expedient : makeshift


11 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: / di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən /

Definition: 1) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something

2) firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end


10 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /AB-nih-gayt/

Definition: 1) deny, renounce

2) surrender, relinquish


09 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /pruh-PING-kwuh-tee/

Definition: 1) nearness of blood : kinship

2) nearness in place or time : proximity


08 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /kum-PEN-dee-us/

Definition: 1) marked by brief expression of a comprehensive matter : concise and                                    comprehensive


07 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /aj-uh-LAY-shun

Definition: excessive or slavish admiration or flattery


06 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /vay-dee-MEE-kum/

Definition: 1) a book for ready reference: manual

2) something regularly carried about by a person


05 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /yu̇-ˈtō-pē-ə/

Definition: 1) an imaginary and indefinitely remote place

2) modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic


04 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /ˈgestəmit/

Definition: an estimate based on a mixture of guesswork and calculation


03 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /ˈē-kwə-ˌnäks,ˈe-/

Definition: 1) either of the two points on the celestial sphere where the celestial equator

intersects the ecliptic

2) either of the two times each year (as about March 21 and September 23) when

the sun crosses the equator and day and night everywhere on earth are of

approximately equal length.


02 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /ˈvalər/

Definition: great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle


01 June 2013

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

Pronunciation: /flo͞ok/

Definition: unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck