Saturday November 1, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Nov
01
2014

Contentious

Contentious adj. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. Involving a heated argument. “The terms of the agreement remain contentious between the parties.”

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Daily Word Archives
Oct
31
2014

Lugubrious

Lugubrious adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.”

Oct
30
2014

Pontificate

Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He pontificates at great length in political matters.”

Oct
29
2014

Corpulent

Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.”

Oct
28
2014

Dubious

Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “He seemed dubious about the idea.”

Oct
27
2014

Slavish

Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.”

Oct
26
2014

Ambivalent

Ambivalent; Ambivalence adj. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “She has ambivalent feelings about the relationship.”

Oct
25
2014

Reciprocal

Reciprocal; Reciprocate adj. Done or performed in return: “Reciprocal respect.”

Oct
24
2014

Frugal

Frugal; Frugality adj. Economical with regard to money or food. Simple and plain that costs very little: “A frugal meal.”

Oct
23
2014

Docile

Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”