Sunday, September 30, 2007


Pronunciation: AB-ruh-gayt
Transitive verb: Revoke formally; to put an end to it; to get rid of.

Friday, September 21, 2007


Pronunciation: PEN-chunt
Noun: Inclination; Predilection; A strong liking.

Antonyms: Hate, Hatred, Dislike, Indifference.

Usage: The world has a penchant for most Italian designs.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Pronunciation: DAYN
Intransitive verb: To think worthy; to condescend followed by an infinitive; to condescend to give or bestow; to lower one self.

Antonym: be proud
Usage: The humble lord wouldn't deign to greet the servant who opened the door.


Pronunciation: PLAT-uh-tood; PLAT-uh-tyood.
Noun: Staleness of ideas or language; triteness; a trite or obvious remark; cliche

Antonym: Nuance

Many will call me an adventurer — and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes — Che Guevara

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Pronunciation: SHOD-n-froy-duh
Noun: A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortune of others.
Origin: German


Pronunciation: kon-yuh-SHEN-tee; kog-nuh-SEN-tee
Noun: A person with good knowledge of a subject. A connoisseur. A person with a great taste.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Pronunciation: puh-NASH; puh-NAHSH
Noun: Dash or flamboyance in manner or style; a plume or bunch of feathers worn on the helmet