Category Archive: Vocabulary

Dec 30

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Spiel

“Spiel” is a noun defined as follows: “A voluble line of often extravagant talk: A speech delivered especially to sell or promote something.” Machine Brief: spiel= SPAOEL

Dec 22

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Vespertine

Vespertine is defined as follows: “(1) Of, relating to, or occurring in the evening. (2) Active, flowering, or flourishing in the evening: crepuscular.” MACHINE BRIEF: vespertine= VES/PER/TAO*IN

Dec 13

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Diaphanous

Diaphanous is defined as follows: “(1) Characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through. (2) Characterized by extreme delicacy of form: ethereal. (3) Insubstantial, vague. Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/N*US OPTION #2: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/A/N*US OPTION #3: diaphanous: DAOI/AF/FA/N*US

Dec 01

2017’s Word Of The Year

According to, the word of the year is “complicit.” states that its word of the year, “serves as a symbol of the year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.” Complicit is defined as: “Choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.” Machine …

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Nov 01

Legal Vocabulary: Laches

Laches is defined as: An “inexcusable delay in asserting a right.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: laches= LAFPS OPTION #2: laches= LAFP/*ES OPTION #3: laches= LAFP/*EZ

Oct 30

Medical Monday: Laliatry

Laliatry is: “The branch of medicine which studies disorders of speech.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: laliatry= LA/LAOI/TR*I OPTION #2: laliatry= LA/LAOI/TRAO*E OPTION #3: laliatry= LA/LAOI/A/TR*I OPTION #4: laliatry= LA/LAOI/A/TRAO*E

Oct 23

Medical Monday: Kyphosis

Kyphosis is defined an: “Unnatural curving of the upper back that creates a hunchback appearance in the posture. [It is] often associated with osteoporosis.” Kyphosis is also known as “dowager’s hump.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: kyphosis= KAOIFZ OPTION #2: kyphosis= KAOI/FOEZ OPTION #3: kyphosis= KAOI/FO*EZ OPTION #4: kyphosis= KAOI/FOE/S*IS

Oct 02

Medical Monday: Insufflate

To insufflate is “to blow (air, medicinal gas, etc.) into an opening or upon some part of the body.” MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: insufflate= IN/SUF/LA*IT OPTION #2: insufflate= IN/SA/FLA*IT

Sep 25

Medical Monday: Ileitis

Ileitis is the inflammation of the ileum (the lower three fifths of the small intestine). Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: ileitis= IL/YAOITS OPTION #2: ileitis= IL/YAO*ITS OPTION #3: ileitis= IL/YI/AOITS OPTION #4: ileitis= IL/YI/AOI/T*IS OPTION #5: ileitis= IL/YI/AOIT/T*IS OPTION #6: ileitis= IL/YI/AOIT/*IS

Aug 28

Medical Monday: Fornix

The fornix is: “The bands of white fibers beneath the corpus callosum of the brain, connecting the two hemispheres of the cerebellum.” Machine Brief: fornix= FOR/N*IX

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