WORD OF THE DAY

May 28, 2022

Bureau

(n.) bu-reau ˈbyu̇r-ō

Definition:
A chest of drawers; a dresser; a government agency.

Example:
My bureau was covered with clothing that needed ironing.

Fore

(adj.) fore fohr

Definition:
Situated at the front; first in place, time, order, or rank; forward; earlier.

Example:
Issues of the environment have come to the fore in international policy in recent years.

Glimmer

(n.) glim-mer \ˈgli-mər\

Definition:
Twinkling light; a dim perception or faint idea; a feeble or intermittent light.

Example:
I saw a glimmer of daylight that led me from the cave.

Surreptitious

(adj.) surr-up-ti-tious sur-uh p-tish-uhs

Definition:
Acting or doing something clandestinely; stealthy.

Example:
Even when she wasn't doing anything wrong, the child had a surreptitious nature.

Unguent

(n.) un-guent ˈən-gwənt

Definition:
Any ointment for medicinal purposes.

Example:
When Julia cut her leg on the barbed wire, her parents applied an unguent to protect against bacteria.

Whimsical

(adj.) whim-si-cal \hwim-zi-kəl\

Definition:
Capricious or odd.

Example:
The whimsical amusement park delighted the schoolchildren.

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