Wednesday October 17, 2018

Today's Word of the Day

Oct
17
2018

Tepid

Tepid adj. Showing little enthusiasm: “The president had a tepid response to the proposal.”

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Daily Word Archives
Oct
16
2018

Efficacious

Efficacious adj. Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. “Efficacious treatment for the disease.”

Oct
15
2018

Incorrigible

Incorrigible adj. Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. “His bad habits were incorrigible.”

Oct
14
2018

Malicious

Malicious adj. Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. “Malicious rumors.”

Oct
13
2018

Doleful

Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”

Oct
12
2018

Bromide

Bromide n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. “Her speech contained the usual bromides about teamwork.” A tiresome or dull person; a bore.

Oct
11
2018

Labyrinth

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.

Oct
10
2018

Abstruse

Abstruse adj. Difficult to understand; obscure. “An abstruse argument presented by the lawyers.”

Oct
09
2018

Veracity

Veracity n. Conformity to facts; accuracy. “What is the veracity of these allegations.” Habitual truthfulness. “Her veracity and character.”

Oct
08
2018

Sardonic

Sardonic adj. Grimly mocking or cynical. “His sardonic smile.”

Oct
07
2018

Pejorative

Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.”

Oct
06
2018

Spurious

Spurious adj. Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. “Spurious claims.”