Wednesday October 18, 2017

Today's Word of the Day

Oct
18
2017

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.”

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Daily Word Archives
Oct
17
2017

Tepid

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

Oct
16
2017

Efficacious

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

Oct
15
2017

Incorrigible

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

Oct
14
2017

Malicious

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

Oct
13
2017

Doleful

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

Oct
12
2017

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
2017

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
2017

Abstruse

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

Oct
09
2017

Veracity

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

Oct
08
2017

Sardonic

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

Oct
07
2017

Pejorative

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