July 2013

31 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / WIN-sum /

Definition: generally pleasing and engaging often because of a childlike charm and

innocence, cheerful, light-hearted


30 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / HYE-fuh-nayt /

Definition: a person who performs more than one function                                                                     (as a producer-director in filmmaking)


29 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / kwin-ˈte-sən(t)s  /

Definition: : 1) the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that

permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies

2) the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form


28 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / əb-ˈjek-tiv /

Definition: 1) expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion

by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations

2) to choices of fixed alternatives and reducing subjective factors to a minimum


27 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / klan-ˈdes-tən /

Definition: marked by, held in, or conducted with secrecy


26 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈem-yə-ˌlāt /

Definition: compete with successfully, strive to equal or match, especially when imitating


25 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈpatsē /

Definition: a person who is easily taken advantage of,

especially by being cheated or blamed for something


24 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / panəˈsēə /

Definition: a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases


23 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈpwisənt /

Definition: having great power or influence


22 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈfləstər /

Definition: make (someone) agitated or confused


21 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / bi-ˈgrəj /

Definition: wish ill or allow unwillingly, be envious of


20 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / skəlˈdəgərē /

Definition: underhanded or unscrupulous behaviour; trickery


19 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / hah-mahr-TEE-uh /

Definition: a tragic flaw, leads to downfall

Example : Greed was the hamartia that ultimately brought down the protagonist


18 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / KWER-tee /

Definition: a standard typewriter or computer keyboard – also called QWERTY keyboard


17 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / menˈdisitē /

Definition: the condition or activities of a beggar


16 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / rəˌSHerˈSHā /

Definition: rare, exotic or obscure


15 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈserēd /

Definition: rows of people or things standing close together


14 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / kənˈtrapSHən /

Definition: a machine or device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated,

and often badly made or unsafe


13 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / puh-TEE-nuh /

Definition: 1) a usually green film formed on a copper and bronze by exposure to moist

air and often valued aesthetically for its colour.

2) an appearance or aura that is derived from association, or established

character

3) a superficial covering or exterior


12 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈepəˌlôg /

Definition: a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on; or,

a conclusion to what has happened


11 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈwilōē /

Definition: bordered, shaded, or covered by willows


10 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / SHəˈrād /

Definition: an absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance


09 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈkän-ˌflü-ən(t)s /

Definition: 1) a coming together, meeting, or gathering at one point

2) the flowing together of two or more streams, meeting place of two streams

Example: A happy confluence of weather and scenery


08 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ih-menss /

Definition: 1) marked by greatness especially in size or degree; especially : transcending

ordinary means of measurement

2) supremely good


07 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / AIR-uh-gayt /

Definition: 1) to claim without justification, to make undue claims to having : assume

2) to claim on behalf of another : ascribe


06 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / kle(ə)rˈôdēəns /

Definition: the supposed faculty of perceiving, as if by hearing, what is inaudible


05 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈaNGkəˌrīt /

Definition: a religious recluse


04 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈklerəˌhyo͞o /

Definition: a short comic or nonsensical verse, typically in two rhyming couplets with lines

Of unequal length and referring to a famous person


03 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / iˈnamər /

Definition: be filled with feeling of love for


02 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈe-pik /

Definition: 1) extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope

2) very imposing or impressive


01 July 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈskwərm /

Definition: 1) the act of wriggling

2) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, especially when struggling