Word of the Day

politesse
Definition: (noun) Courteous formality; politeness. Synonyms: chivalry, gallantry. Usage: Carl held the door for Ashley as they entered the restaurant, and she was immediately impressed with his politesse. Discuss

arrant
Definition: (adjective) Utter; out-and-out. Synonyms: double-dyed, sodding, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, staring, perfect, pure, everlasting, consummate, complete, stark, gross. Usage: That is the most arrant nonsense I have ever heard.

thaumaturge
Definition: (noun) One who practices magic or sorcery. Synonyms: necromancer, sorcerer, wizard, magician. Usage: The self-proclaimed thaumaturge bowed to his audience before disappearing in a puff of smoke.