Category Archives: Word of the Every Other Day

Expand your vocabulary and maybe even get inspired to write that next great story.

Word Of The Every Other Day

Mollify [mol–uh-fahy]  verb (used with object), mollified, mollifying. Definitions for mollify to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease. to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one’s demands. Citations for mollify …my mother would be dragged from … Continue reading

Posted in Word of the Every Other Day | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Word Of The Every Other Day

blarney  [blahr-nee] Word Origin noun 1. flattering or wheedling talk; cajolery. 2. deceptive or misleading talk; nonsense; hooey: a lot of blarney about why he was broke. verb (used with object), verb (used without object),blarneyed, blarneying. 3. to flatter or … Continue reading

Posted in Word of the Every Other Day | Leave a comment

Simply Quoting

borborygmus \ bawr-buh-RIG-muhs \  , noun; 1. a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines. Quotes: “The stertorous borborygmus  of the dyspeptic Carlyle!” declaimed Willie Weaver, and beamed through his spectacles. The mot, he … Continue reading

Posted in Word of the Every Other Day | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Word of the Every Other Day

decant \ dih-KANt \  , verb; 1. to pour (a liquid) from one container to another. 2. to pour (wine or other liquid) gently so as not to disturb the sediment.  Quotes: One of Enzo’s jobs was to decant  the … Continue reading

Posted in Word of the Every Other Day | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Word of the Every Other Day

yawp \yawp, yahp\ verb: 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl. 2. Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly. noun: 1. a harsh cry. 2. Slang. a. raucous or querulous speech. b. a noisy, … Continue reading

Posted in Word of the Every Other Day | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Word of the Every Other Day

blighter \BLAHY-ter\ noun British Slang.:  1. a chap; bloke.  noun: 1. a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal. The blighter had shoulders fully as broad as the girl was high, and legs like a dragon. — E.E. … Continue reading

Posted in Word of the Every Other Day | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Word of the Every Other Day

lyceum \lahy-SEE-uhm\  noun: 1. an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc. 2. a building for such activities. 3. (initial capital letter) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens. 4. a lycée. No wonder I was desirous … Continue reading

Posted in Word of the Every Other Day | Tagged , , | Leave a comment