Category Archives: Word of the Day

Ingratiating

adj.

  1.  Capable of winning favor.

2.  Intended or adopted in order to gain favor: FLATTERING

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Livery

noun
1.
archaic :  the apportioning of provisions especially to servants :  allowance
2.
a :  the distinctive clothing or badge formerly worn by the retainers of a person of rank

b :  a servant’s uniform

c :  distinctive dress :  garb

d:  chiefly British :  an identifying design (as on a vehicle) that designates ownership

3.
archaic

a :  one’s retainers or retinue

 b :  the members of a British livery company
4.
:  the act of delivering legal possession of property
5
a :  the feeding, stabling, and care of horses for pay

c :  a concern offering vehicles (as boats) for rent

*Merriam-Webster online

Progeny

noun

plural: progenies

1.  A person who comes from a particular parent or family: the child or descendent of someone.

“I am my parent’s progeny.”

2. The young of an animal or plant

“A cub is progeny of a lion.”

3.  a: Something that is the product of something else.

b: A body of followers, disciples, or successors.

“A misunderstanding of Nietzche’s philosophical teachings bred progeny of hate and discrimination towards specific people groups, such as  Jews in Nazi Germany. “

Confluence

CON-FLU-ENCE

: A place where two rivers or streams join to become one

: A situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time

1
:  A coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point <a happy confluence of weather and scenery>
2
a :  The flowing together of two or more streams

b :  The place of meeting of two streams

c :  The combined stream formed by conjunction