Saturday October 25, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Oct
25
2014

Reciprocal

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

Also: Today's Quote of the Day
Daily Word Archives
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.”

Oct
22
2014

Gravitas

Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.”

Oct
21
2014

Incendiary

Incendiary adj. Designed to cause fires. “An incendiary device.”

Oct
20
2014

Dismal

Dismal adj Gloomy. Depressing; dreary. “The business was a dismal failure;” “Dismal weather.”

Oct
19
2014

Onerous

Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.”

Oct
18
2014

Provenance

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.”

Oct
17
2014

Tepid

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

Oct
16
2014

Efficacious

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