September 2013


18 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / LEN – uh – tiv  /

Definition: alleviating pain or harshness : soothing


17 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / myoo – lee – EB – ruh – tee /

Definition: femininity


16 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / KAT – er – wawl  /

Definition: to make a harsh cry : to protest or complain noisily


15 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / DEK – uh – sayt  /

Definition: to intersect or cross


14 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / FOUN – tun – hed  /

Definition: a spring that is the source of a stream : principal source : origin


13 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / huh – RANG /

Definition:  a speech addressed to a public assembly, a ranting speech or writing, lecture


12 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / per – FER – vid /

Definition: marked by overwrought or exaggerated emotion : excessively fervent


11 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / PRESS – ij /

Definition: to give an omen or warning of : foreshadow, to make utter prediction


10 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / ESS – pluh – nahd /

Definition: a level open stretch of paved or grassy ground; especially: one designed for

walking or driving along a shore


09 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / lak – uh – DAY – zih – kul /

Definition: lacking life, spirit, or zest : languid


08 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / vowch -SAYF /

Definition:  to grant or furnish often in a gracious or condescending manner, to give by way

of reply, to grant as a privilege or special favour.


07 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / JEE – nee – ul /

Definition: favourable to growth or comfort, displaying or marked by genius


06 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / NAH – kyuh – wus /

Definition: harmful


05 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / WOW – zer /

Definition: chiefly Australian an obtrusively puritanical person


04 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / SAY – pee – unt /

Definition: possessing or expressing great wisdom


03 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / moh – ZHEWST /

Definition: the exactly right word or phrasing


02 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / OR – gyuh – lus  /

Definition: proud, haughty


01 September 2013

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

Pronunciation: / KAHN – truh – band /

Definition: illegal or prohibited traffic in goods : smuggling, goods or merchandise whose

importation, exportation, or possession is forbidden; also smuggled goods