August 2013

 

31 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ih – FYOO – siv /

Definition: marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm

archaic : pouring freely


30 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / IM – puh – tus /

Definition: a driving force : impulse : incentive, stimulation or encouragement resulting in

increased activity


29 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / EE – tee – uh – layt /

Definition: to make pale – to deprive of natural vigor : make feeble


28 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / mal – uh – PERT /

Definition: impudently bold : saucy


27 August 2013

My Own Voice, ‘Word of the Day’ for today is: Derring-do

Pronunciation: / deriNGˈdo͞o /

Definition: action displaying heroic courage


26 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ih-ˈpi-tə-mē /

Definition: a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a

whole class; example, He is the epitome of determination


25 August 2013

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

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

Definition: a judicuial decision settling and ending a controversy.

the act of deciding definitely and firmly; also: the result of such an act of

decision


24 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: /ˈroundəˌlā /

Definition: a short simple song with a refrain


23 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / səˈräk /

Definition: a type of modern social dance having elements of rock and roll, jive and salsa


22 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: /ˈperəˌjē /

Definition: the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the earth


21 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / puh-TAY-jee-um /

Definition: the fold of skin connecting the forelimbs and hind limbs of some tetrapods (as flying squirrels)


20 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / noh-TOR-ee-us /

Definition: generally known and talked of;especially: widely and unfavourably known


19 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / əˈflātəs /

Definition: a divine creative impulse or inspiration


18 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈminəˌtôrē

Definition: expressing or conveying a threat


17 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈtso͝oris /

Definition: trouble or woe; aggravation


16 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / bih-DYE-zun/

Definition: to dress or adorn gaudily


15 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / TRAY-gus /

Definition: (the prominence in front of the external opening of the outer ear


14 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / uh-LEE-vee-ayt /

Definition: relieve, lessen, to make (as suffering) more bearable


13 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈäbˌlāt /

Definition: (of a spheroid) flattened at the poles


12 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˌkôrəˈbantik /

Definition: wild; frenzied


11 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈsōbriˌkā /

Definition: a person’s nickname


10 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / i(l)-ˈli-sət /

Definition: not permitted: Unlawful, contrary to or forbidden by law


09 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈsü-pər-ˌstär /

Definition: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field


08 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈSHinˌdig /

Definition: a large, lively party, especially one celebrating something


07 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / swänˈyā /

Definition: dressed very elegantly; well groomed


06 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / biˈhoov /

Definition: it is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something

Example : It behoves us to reflect on this matter


05 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈtetrəˌstik /

Definition: a group of four lines of verse


04 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / kəˈrəskənt /

Definition: glittering; sparkling


03 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ˈyer-nin /

Definition: a tender or urgent longing


02 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / rih-ZYLE /

Definition: recoil, retract, especially : to return to a prior position


01 August 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ay-LAHN /

Definition: vigorous spirit or enthusiasm