Today’s English word of the day is: splenetic. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘splenetic’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
splenetic: (formal) often bad-tempered and angry
American English Pronunciation: /spləˈnetɪk/
😤: I don’t know why they won’t listen to me. It’s infuriating!
😘: Well, perhaps if you took a less splenetic approach. No one wants to listen to an old sourpuss.
🙂: Do you know Dr. Bradley?
🙄: Ah yes, the splenetic surgeon of Southwark. I know him…unfortunately.
Want more practice using the word ‘splenetic’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… Doc Martin may be the most splenetic character on television. But that’s just my opinion…you be the judge. 😉
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back Monday for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary