Word of the day

Definition: (adjective) Producing or capable of producing a desired effect.
Synonyms: effective, effectual
Usage: The man was armed with a stout stick—as efficacious against a hungry lion, he realized, as a toy pop-gun charged with a tethered cork.

Definition: (noun) A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work.
Synonyms: theme
Usage: The motif of magical apples in fairytales is a common one.

irksome discuss
Definition: (adjective) Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation.
Synonyms: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome
Usage: But the days of quiet which came on grew irksome to Robin’s adventurous spirit.

jostle discuss
Definition: (verb) Come into rough contact with while moving.
Synonyms: shove
Usage: The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train.

wily discuss
Definition: (adjective) Marked by skill in deception.
Synonyms: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky
Usage: The police were unable to catch the wily con artist.

douse discuss
Definition: (verb) To put out (a light or fire); extinguish.
Synonyms: put out
Usage: Douse the lights before you go to bed.

naught discuss
Definition: (noun) A quantity of no importance.
Synonyms: aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip, zippo
Usage: All their work was for naught.

faux discuss
Definition: (adjective) Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
Synonyms: fake, false, imitation, simulated
Usage: Her faux pearls were so well-made that everyone at the party thought they were real.

Definition: (adjective) Too numerous to be counted.
Synonyms: innumerable, myriad, numberless, uncounted, unnumbered, countless, infinite
Usage: Here, along the lines of multitudinous houses, up one street and down another, he wondered which of them might be occupied by her.

I think i never have heard
this word

So…irksome is another word for Stefano? :o

jokes on side

i love daily words inside shoutbox :stuck_out_tongue:

cinch discuss
Definition: (noun) Any undertaking that is easy to do.
Synonyms: breeze, child’s play, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover
Usage: She had studied hard and knew that the test would be a cinch.

[quote=“Forester, post:2, topic:483”]I think i never have heard
this word

hmmm, me too. thats quite new to me :wink:

somehow i like it and start using it

when I translate it to Croatian it is “zamoran” , “dosadan”
which means someone who makes you mentally tired of his actions and who is boring.

I wish I add word of the day to the site earlier.

flighty discuss
Definition: (adjective) Guided by whim and fancy.
Synonyms: flyaway, head-in-the-clouds, scatterbrained
Usage: She was a frivolous fool, vain and flighty.

Croatian: hirovit, lakomislen, povrsan

coerce - maltretirati prinudit,prisiliti
Definition: (verb) To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral, or intellectual means.
Synonyms: force, hale, pressure, squeeze
Usage: The lawsuit alleged that her boss had coerced her into resigning and that she therefore deserved compensation.

Here is one of my favourites, my problem is that I keep forgetting how to pronounce it correctly.

Gambling related;

Anthropomorphize To ascribe human characteristics to things not human. i.e patterns or prior results on the Baccarat tables, or prior spins on a roulette table. To place a human element were none exists.

Next time you are in a casino and look at any electronic score board, (a certain dozen, column or EC hasn’t hit in xx spins perhaps) you will do well to remember not to anthropomorphize what it is you are looking at.