25 Top Words of The Day

Every day our Creative Services team choose a Word of the day. As part of our 25th birthday, we have chosen 25 of their top choices to share with you and here they are:

Epexegesis
(n) The addition of extra words to clarify an explanation.

Penniform
(adj) Feather-shaped.

Atrate
(n) A person who dresses in black.

Halcyon
(adj) Calm; peaceful; tranquil.

Perpetuity
(n) Time without end; eternity.

Ubuntu
(n) A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity.

Collywobbles
(n) Refers to a weird feeling in your stomach, stomach pain or queasiness.

Loquacious
(adj) Very talkative; garrulous.

Jophaboia
(n) The fear of cake.

Nurdle
(n) A blob of toothpaste shaped like a wave, often depicted on toothpaste packaging.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia
(n) Fear of long words.

Verbose
(adj)  Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy.

Conflate
(v) Combine two or more texts, ideas, etc. into one.

Mellifluous
(adj) Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.

Peripatetic
(adj) Travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods.

Hyperbole
(n) Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Ruminate
(v) To think deeply about something.

Clinomania
(n) The desire to sleep.

Abecedarian
(adj) A person who is learning the alphabet.

Sabrage
(n) The act of opening a bottle with a sabre.

Jentacular
(adj) Pertaining to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately on getting up.

Contrafibularities
(n) A form of congratulations as used by Edmund Blackadder to mock Doctor Samuel Johnson, author of the dictionary.

Farctate
(n) The state of having overeaten.

Tessellate
(v) To decorate (a floor or pavement) with mosaics.

Brevirostrate
(adj) Having a short nose.

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