word du jour: EFFIGY

Main Entry: ef·fi·gy Pronunciation: \ˈe-fə-jē\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural ef·fi·gies Etymology: Middle French effigie, from Latin effigies, from effingere to form, from ex- + fingere to shape — more at dough Date: 1539 : an image or representation especially of a person; especially : a crude figure representing a hated person Normally I like … More word du jour: EFFIGY

word du jour: DEBAUCHERY

I feel that Merriam Webster is the ultimate resource for definitons, so once again I rely on them for my word of the day:  DEBAUCHERY Main Entry: de·bauch·ery Pronunciation: \di-ˈbȯ-chə-rē, -chrē, -ˈbä-\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural de·bauch·er·ies Date: 1642 1 a : extreme indulgence in sensuality b plural : orgies 2 archaic : seduction … More word du jour: DEBAUCHERY

word du jour: COCK

According to Merriam Webster, there are many definitions for COCK. Main Entry: 1cock Pronunciation: \ˈkäk\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English cok, from Old English cocc, of imitative origin Date: before 12th century 1 a : the adult male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) b : the male of birds other than the domestic chicken … More word du jour: COCK

word du jour: BUCOLIC

I’ve often seen this word when real estate agents describe the properties they are trying to sell and wondered what the actual definition of BUCOLIC was.  From Merriam Webster online: Main Entry: bu·col·ic Pronunciation: \byü-ˈkä-lik\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous head of cattle + -kolos (akin to … More word du jour: BUCOLIC

word du jour: AGNOSTIC

According to Merriam Webster the definition of AGNOSTIC is very simple: Main Entry: 1ag·nos·tic Pronunciation: \ag-ˈnäs-tik, əg-\ Function: noun Etymology: Greek agnōstos unknown, unknowable, from a- + gnōstos known, from gignōskein to know — more at know Date: 1869 1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and … More word du jour: AGNOSTIC

word du jour: VIGILANTE

According to Merriam-Webster online, the definition of VIGILANTE is: a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as inadequate) ; broadly : a self-appointed doer of justice In light of recent events in Oakland, with the most recent being a career criminal … More word du jour: VIGILANTE