Word of the day: Amain

Amain, a plain, a canail… wait a minute. That’s not how it goes. amain adv. IPA Pronunciation: at full force or speed MESSENGER His soldiers spying his undaunted spirit A … Continue Reading ⇒

Word Of The Day: Whiffler

Whiffler, famous for painting a portrait of his mother. Whiffler’s Mother. Wow… that was a lame joke. whiffler (n.) IPA Pronunciation: armed processional attendant CHORUS Behold, the English beach Pales … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Puissance

This is one of those words that some readers/listeners will come across and think “WTF mate?” I shall expound all for you now! puissance (n.) IPA Pronunciation: power, might, force … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Runagate

This one’s fun to use. It rolls off the tongue easily in order to use this word to badmouth someone. runagate (n.) IPA Pronunciation: fugitive, runaway, vagabond CLOTEN I cannot … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Cogitation

Here’s a word not quite unique to Shakespeare, but you won’t find it in use too often. cogitation (n.) IPA Pronunciation: thought, contemplation CASSIUS Then, Brutus, I have much mistook … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Askance

You can’t look askance from this word. You’ll come across it sooner or later! askance (adv., v.) IPA Pronunciation: (v.) to turn aside, to divert (adv.) sideways, surreptitiously OR with … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Diadem

I don’t know exactly what it is about this word, but it’s one of my favorites. diadem (n.) IPA Pronunciation: crown HAMLET A cutpurse of the empire and the rule, … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Hoise

Bring in da hoise, brink in da funk. Wait, you can’t bring in a verb. That makes no grammatical sense but it sounds cool, right? Shakespeare could probably pull it … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Mickle

Anything that rhymes with ‘pickle’ is worth mentioning. Especially in Shakespeare. mickle (adj.) IPA Pronunciation: /mIkl/ great, much, large DROMIO OF EPHESUS O villain! thou hast stolen both mine office … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Weal

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