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Word of the day: ascetic

ascetic definition

ascetic \ adjective \ characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. noun \ a person who practices severe self-discipline and abstention.

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Word of the day: surfeit

surfeit definition

surfeit \ noun an excessive amount of something.

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Word of the Day: vilify

vilify word of the day

vilify \ verb speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.

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Word of the Day: aspersion

aspersion word of the day

aspersion \ noun an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.

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Word of the Day: suave

suave word of the day

suave \ adjective (especially of a man) charming, confident, and elegant.

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Word of the Day: antithesis

antithesis word of the day

antithesis \ noun a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.

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Word of the Day: idiosyncrasy

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idiosyncrasy \ noun a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual.

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Word of the Day: eerie

eerie word of the day

eerie \ adjective strange and frightening.

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Word of the Day: hedonist

hedonist word of the day

hedonist \ noun a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.

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Word of the Day: debacle

debacle word of the day

debacle \ noun a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.

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Word of the Day: charisma

Charisma word of the day

charisma \ noun compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others. a divinely conferred power or talent.

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Word of the Day: hypnosis

hypnosis word of the day

hypnosis [hip-noh-sis] noun \ the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.

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