Word of the Day – Batten

Word of the Day : October 20, 2021 Batten verb BAT-un What It Means Batten means "to furnish or fasten with or as if with supports." // Residents battened down their doors and windows before the storm. See the entry > Examples "Everything was battened down and they were all set to leave the round-the-clock eatery—until they discovered there was no … Continue reading Word of the Day – Batten

Word of the Day – Zaftig

Word of the Day : October 18, 2021 Zaftig adjective ZAHF-tig What It Means Zaftig means "having a full, rounded figure." // Portraits of zaftig models are exhibited in the artist's collection. See the entry > Examples "The photography exhibition revels in depictions of Coney Island, including Lisette Model's widely-reproduced 1939-40 portrait of a zaftig woman  … laughing as waves lap … Continue reading Word of the Day – Zaftig

Word of the Day – Embellish

Word of the Day : October 15, 2021 Embellish verb im-BELL-ish What It Means Embellish means "to make (something) more appealing or attractive with fanciful or decorative details." // As they grew older, the children realized their grandfather embellished the stories of his travels abroad. // The gift shop had cowboy shirts and hats embellished with beads and stitching. See the … Continue reading Word of the Day – Embellish