Saturday August 30, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Aug
30
2014

Fastidious

Fastidious adj. 1. Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. 2. excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: “A fastidious eater.” 3. Very concerned about matters of cleanliness.

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Daily Word Archives
Aug
29
2014

Assuage

Assuage v. 1. To make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: “to assuage one’s pain.” 2. to appease, satisfy, or relieve: “To assuage one’s hunger.” 3. to soothe or calm: “To assuage his fears;” “To assuage her anger.”

Aug
28
2014

Vicarious

Vicarious adj. 1. Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person: “A vicarious thrill.” 2. Acting or done for another: “A vicarious atonement.”

Aug
27
2014

Transitory

Transitory adj. 1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2.Lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary. “It was a transitory stage in the actor’s career.”

Aug
26
2014

Rhetorical

Rhetorical adj. Of or relating to rhetoric. Characterized by language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.

Aug
25
2014

Bloviate

Bloviate i.v. To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

Aug
24
2014

Egalitarian

Egalitarian adj. Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

Aug
23
2014

Colloquialism

Colloquialism n. 1. An informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words such as “gonna” and phrases such as “ain’t nothin’” and “dead as a doornail.”

Aug
22
2014

Temerity

Temerity n. Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “No one had the temerity to question her decision.”

Aug
21
2014

Ignominious

Ignominious adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”