Wednesday December 12, 2018

Today's Word of the Day

Dec
12
2018

Nescient

Nescient; Nescience adj. Lacking knowledge; ignorant. “His nescience of the topic was obvious.”

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Daily Word Archives
Dec
11
2018

Acrid

Acrid adj. Having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell. Angry and bitter. “An acrid odor filled the room.”

Dec
10
2018

Elucidate

Elucidate v. Make (something) clear; explain. “The presentation will help to elucidate the project.”

Dec
09
2018

Contrite

Contrite adj. 1. Arising from sense of guilt: done or said out of a sense of guilt or remorse. 2. Very sorry: genuinely and deeply sorry about something. “He was suitably contrite.”

Dec
08
2018

Precocious

Precocious adj. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.”

Dec
07
2018

Assertive

Assertive adj. 1.Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured. “She is an assertive businesswoman.”

Dec
06
2018

Ethereal

Ethereal adj. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible. “Her fragrance lingered in the room, an ethereal reminder of her presence.” 2. Highly refined; delicate. “Ethereal beauty.”

Dec
05
2018

Avuncular

Avuncular adj. Kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person. “An avuncular manner.” Of or relating to an uncle.

Dec
04
2018

Licentious

Licentious adj. Promiscuous and unprincipled. Lacking moral discipline. “The judge treated her in a most licentious manner.”

Dec
03
2018

Eviscerate

Eviscerate v. Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content. “The compromise eviscerated the proposed agreement.”

Dec
02
2018

Abate

Abate v. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen. “The wind finally abated.”

Dec
01
2018

Futile

Futile adj. Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless. “All of his attempts to rectify the situation proved futile.”