word of the day



Welcome to the Word of the Day where people are encouraged to improve their vocabulary by learning these great and fun words!
Sometimes, when I learn a new word, I think to myself, “Man! That makes sense.” It clicks with something else and everything seems to make sense. Well, at least vocabulary wise . . . That’s what it was like for me when I learned about today’s word. When I mentally […]

Word of the Day – Deterge


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Hello, my chums! It is with great pleasure that I share with you another word of the day. (I hope you are having fun teaching these words to your grandchickabiddies!) It’s summer. (Oh. You already know that.) Summer time = dirty kids. At least if your grandkids are at all […]

Word of the Day: Soigne



Welcome to the Word of the Day where people are encouraged to improve their vocabulary by learning these great and fun words!
Do you have a bosom buddy? A friend that is closer than your shadow? Someone who you share secrets with, laugh with, cry with, joke with? Someone who knows about all of your warts, your inner fears, your dark secrets, and the fact that (gasp!) you hate red beets? If […]

Word of the Day: Cater-Cousin


Welcome to the Word of the Day where people are encouraged to improve their vocabulary by learning these great and fun words!
I believe that today’s word of the day will be very useful — and one that will especially appeal to tween and teenage boys. The word is eructate. Eructate (i-ruhk-teyt) is a verb that means to belch. Eructate doesn’t refer to a quiet burping where a person daintily puts a […]

Word of the Day: Eructate


Welcome to the Word of the Day where people are encouraged to improve their vocabulary by learning these great and fun words!
For today’s word of the day, I would like to thank the Germans. I never took German in school so it’s a delight for me when I encounter words that come from that language. It’s like a whiff of fresh air. A new-to-me language brings a new-to-me word.  Sweet. And, […]

Word of the Day: Katzenjammer