Plethora

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Our word of the day is:

Plethora

Plethora is a noun meaning a very large amount or excessive amount of something.

Synonyms of the word plethora include: deluge, flood, glut, overabundance, plenty, profusion, superfluity.

An example of the word plethora in use in a sentence:

“There are a plethora of reasons why we should restore this much-loved local feature for future generations”.

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Codswallop

My word of the day is codswallop. It is a word meaning nonsense and probably most often used by English speakers from Great Britain and Ireland.

Synonyms of the word codswallop include: balderdash, baloney, hogwash, humbug, poppycock and rubbish.

Here’s an example of the word codswallop being used in a sentence:

Speaker A: Gorzów is probably the most cosmopolitan city in Europe.

Speaker B: “What a load of codswallop!”

Listen to it being spoken by a native speaker from England here.

Disheveled / Dishevelled

Dishevelled

My word of the day is:

Disheveled / dishevelled

Dishevelled is an adjective meaning in disarray, unkempt or disorderly.

If you describe someone’s hair or appearance as dishevelled, you mean that it is untidy.

Synonyms of the word dishevelled include: disarranged, disordered, messy, scruffy, untidy, unkempt.

Example of the word dishevelled in use in a sentence:

“His appearance was dishevelled and he was wearing light-coloured clothing, possibly beige.”

Click here to listen the word dishevelled being spoken by a native speaker of English from the south-west of England.

Note: In American English the word is generally spelled disheveled. Whereas, in British English the more usual spelling is dishevelled.

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