Word of the day: Visceral

Pronunciation: \?vi-s?-r?l, ?vis-r?l\ Function: adjective Date: 1575 1 : felt in or as if in the viscera : deep <a visceral conviction> 2 : not intellectual : instinctive, unreasoning <visceral drives> 3 : dealing with crude or elemental emotions : earthy <a visceral novel> 4 : of, relating to, or located on or among the viscera : splanchnic <visceral organs> — vis·cer·al·ly \-r?-l?\ adverb Origin: 1565–75;  < ML viscer?lis,  equiv. to viscer-  ( see viscera) + -?lis -al Synonyms: accustomed, automatic, congenital, habitual, inborn, ingrained, inherent, innate, instinctual, intrinsic, intuitional, intuitive, knee-jerk, natural, reflex, rooted, second-nature

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Word of the day: Lust

Lust: Pronunciation: \?l?st\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lust pleasure and perhaps to Latin lascivus wanton Date: before 12th century 1 obsolete a : pleasure, delight b : personal inclination : wish 2 : usu. intense or unbridled sexual desire : lasciviousness 3 a : an intense longing : craving <a lust to succeed> b : enthusiasm, eagerness <admired his lust for life> –noun 1. intense sexual desire or appetite. 2. uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness. 3. a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually fol. by for ): […]

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Word of the day: Love

Love: Pronunciation: \?l?v\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lufu; akin to Old High German luba love, Old English l?of dear, Latin lub?re, lib?re to please Date: before 12th century 1 a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child> (2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates> b : an assurance of love <give her my love> 2 : warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion <love of […]

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Word of the day: Zaftig

Zaftig: Pronunciation: \?zäf-tig\ Function: adjective Etymology: Yiddish zaftik juicy, succulent, from zaft juice, sap, from Middle High German saf, saft, from Old High German saf — more at sap Date: circa 1936 of a woman : having a full rounded figure : pleasingly plump –adjective Slang . 1. (of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure. 2. full-bodied; well-proportioned. Also, zoftig. Origin: 1935–40;  < Yiddish zaftik  lit., juicy, succulent; cf. MHG saftec,  deriv. of saf ( t ), OHG saf  (G Saft ) sap1 ,  juice References: “zaftig.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.  Merriam-Webster Online. 28 May 2010.  <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zaftig> “zaftig.” Dictionary.com […]

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Word of the day: Intellectual

Intellectual: Pronunciation: \?in-t?-?lek-ch?-w?l, -ch?l, -shw?l, -chü(-?)l\ Function: adjective Date: 14th century 1 a : of or relating to the intellect or its use b : developed or chiefly guided by the intellect rather than by emotion or experience : rational c : requiring use of the intellect <intellectual games> 2 a : given to study, reflection, and speculation b : engaged in activity requiring the creative use of the intellect <intellectual playwrights> — in·tel·lec·tu·al·i·ty \-?lek-ch?-?wa-l?-t?\ noun — in·tel·lec·tu·al·ly \-?lek-ch?-w?-l?, -ch?-l?, -shw?-l?, -chü(-?)-l?\ adverb — in·tel·lec·tu·al·ness \-?lek-ch?-w?l-n?s, -ch?l-, -shw?l-, -chü(-?)l-\ noun –adjective 1. appealing to or engaging the intellect: intellectual pursuits. […]

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