Tag Archive: Vocabulary For Dictionary Building

Mar 16

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Anent

Anent means, “about, concerning.” MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: anent= A/NENT OPTION #2: anent= A/N*ENT

Feb 22

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Plangent

The adjective, “plangent,” is defined as: “(1) Having a loud reverberating sound. (2) Having an expressive and especially plaintive quality.” MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: plangent= PLAN/G*ENT OPTION #2: plangent= PLAN/J*ENT

Feb 20

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Refection

Refection is defined as: “(1) Refreshment of mind, spirit, or body; especially nourishment. (2a) The taking of refreshment. (2b) Food and drink together. MACHINE BRIEF: refection= RAOE/FEK/SH*UN

Feb 04

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Blench

Blench is defined as: “To draw back or turn aside from lack of courage; flinch.” MACHINE BRIEF: blench= BLEN/*FP

Jan 31

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Irrupt

Irrupt is defined as: (1) To rush in forcibly or violently. (2) (Of a natural population) To undergo a sudden upsurge in numbers especially when natural ecological balances and checks are disturbed. (3) To become active or violent especially suddenly. Erupt.” MACHINE BRIEFS: irrupt= IR/R*UPT

Jan 25

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Mansuetude

Mansuetude is “the quality or state of being gentle. Meekness. Tameness.” MACHINE BRIEF: mansuetude= MAN/SWA/TAO*UD

Jan 24

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Contrite

Contrite means: “Feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming.” MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: contrite= KON/TRAO*IT OPTION #2: contrite= KAUN/TRAO*IT OPTION #3: contrite= KAUN/TRAOIT

Jan 23

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Synchronicity

Synchronicity is defined as follows: “(1) The quality or fact of being synchronous. (2) The coincidental occurrence of events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by Conventional mechanisms of causality- used especially in the psychology of …

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Jan 20

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Bespoke

Bespoke is defined as follows: “(1) Custom-made. (2) Dealing in or producing custom-made articles.” MACHINE BRIEFS: OPTION #1: bespoke= BE/SPO*EK OPTION #2: bespoke= BAOE/SPO*EK

Jan 19

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Day: Trammel

Trammel means: (1) Something impeding activity, progress, or freedom. Restraint. (2) A net for catching birds or fish. (3) An adjustable pothook for a fireplace crane. (4) A shackle used for making a horse amble. (5a) Ellipsograph. (5b) Beam compass. Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: trammel= TRAM/M*EL OPTION #2: trammel= TRAM/*EL OPTION #3: trammel= TRAM/*L

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