Category Archives: Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Obsequious


I feel like I haven’t posted a “word of the day” in years! Today’s word is one I like.

Obsequious uh b-see-kwee-uh s:

1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning.

2. servilely compliant or deferential.

3. obedient; dutiful.


1. He gave an obsequious nod to his supperior.

2. She had always been an obsequious wife, until she wasn’t anymore.

Word of the Day: Idiosyncrasy


As promised, I am continuing to post in my Word of the Day section. Today’s word is Idiosyncrasy.

Idiosyncrasy [id-ee-uhsing-kruh-see, –sin-] (noun):

1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism that is peculiar to an individual or group.

2. the physical characteristics peculiar to an individual or group.

3. peculiarity in the physical or mental constitution of an individual or group, especially susceptibility towards drugs, food, etc… 


She could hunt flies in an open field, but couldn’t grab a cat if it sat on her own lap– that was part of her idiosyncrasy.


Word of the Day: Diaphanous


Today’s word is brought to you by July’s hot and humid weather.

Diaphanous [dahy-afuh-nuhs] (adj.):

1. very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.

2. delicately hazy.


In spite of her light blouse and her diaphanous skirt, Emily’s sweat was dripping from every pore.


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Word of the Day: Abrogate



This word gave me a few things to think about.

Abrogate [ab-ruh-geyt] (verb):

1. to abolish or annul by formal or official means.

2. to put aside, put an end to.


After the opposition’s meeting, a decision was made to abrogate the controversial article of the constitution.


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