Friday July 29, 2016

Today's Word of the Day

Jul
29
2016

Attenuate

Attenuate v. 1. To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken: “The layoffs attenuated the company’s sales forecast.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jul
28
2016

Caveat

Caveat n. 1. A warning or proviso: something said as a warning, caution, or qualification. “The agreement contains the usual caveats.”

Jul
27
2016

Intuitive

Intuitive adj. Known automatically: known directly and instinctively, without being discovered or consciously perceived. “He intuitively knew that one day she would become a movie star.”

Jul
26
2016

Truncate

Truncate tr.v. 1. To shorten or cut off. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

Jul
25
2016

Cathartic

Cathartic adj. Producing a feeling of being purified emotionally, spiritually, or psychologically as a result of an intense emotional experience or therapeutic technique. “The strength of the movie had a cathartic effect on her.”

Jul
24
2016

Circuitous

Circuitous adj. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course: “He took a circuitous route to avoid traffic.”

Jul
23
2016

Redact

Redact(ed) tr.v. Edit something: to edit, revise, or delete content in preparation for publication. “The documents were redacted so personal information wasn’t released to the public.”

Jul
22
2016

Eclectic

Eclectic adj. 1. Composed of elements drawn from various sources 2. Not following any one system, but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems. “An eclectic taste in decorating; an eclectic approach to management.”

Jul
21
2016

Repugnant

Repugnant adj. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive.

Jul
20
2016

Opine

Opine v.tr. To state as an opinion. Latin: opinari – to have an opinion.

Jul
19
2016

Effusive

Effusive adj. 1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy: “An effusive manner.” 2. Profuse; overflowing: “effusive praise.”

Jul
18
2016

Epochal

Epochal adj. 1. Highly significant or important; momentous: “Epochal decisions made by the president.” 2. Without parallel: “Epochal stupidity.”