Today's Word of the Day
Bifurcate; bifurcation (bi·fur·cate) v Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain.”
Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have a pernicious effect on the business.”
Halcyon (hal·cy·on) Adj 1. Calm; peaceful; tranquil: “Halcyon seas.” 2. Rich; wealthy; prosperous: “Halcyon times before the recession.”
Cerebral (cer·e·bral) adj. Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional: “Her methods were cerebral, analytical, and cautious.”
Genteel (gen·teel) adj. 1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite. 2.
Free from vulgarity or rudeness. 3.Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.
Epicurean (ep·i·cu·re·an) adj. Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, particularly the enjoyment of gourmet food.
Formative (for·ma·tive) adj. Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child.
Ostentatious (os·ten·ta·tious) adj. Characterized by or given to pretentiousness. “The chandelier was the most ostentatious I have ever seen.”
Expeditious (ex·pe·di·tious) adj. Acting or done with speed and efficiency.
Nexus (nex·us) n. A means of connection; a link or tie: “The nexus between the mob and gambling.” 2. A connected series or group. 3. The core or center.
Placid (plac·id) adj. 1. Satisfied; complacent. 2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.