Today's Word of the Day
Dismal adj Gloomy. Depressing; dreary. “The business was a dismal failure;” “Dismal weather.”
Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.”
Provenance n. The beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin. The place of origin or earliest known history of something. “An exquisite vase of Chinese provenance.”
Tepid adj. Showing little enthusiasm: “The president had a tepid response to the proposal.”
Efficacious adj. Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. “Efficacious treatment for the disease.”
Incorrigible adj. Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. “His bad habits were incorrigible.”
Malicious adj. Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. “Malicious rumors.”
Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”
Bromide n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. “Her speech contained the usual bromides about teamwork.” A tiresome or dull person; a bore.
Labyrinth n. A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. “Exploring the labyrinth of waterways.” An intricate and confusing arrangement.
Abstruse adj. Difficult to understand; obscure. “An abstruse argument presented by the lawyers.”