Monday October 23, 2017

Today's Word of the Day

Oct
23
2017

Docile

Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”

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Daily Word Archives
Oct
22
2017

Gravitas

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

Oct
21
2017

Incendiary

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

Oct
20
2017

Dismal

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

Oct
19
2017

Onerous

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

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.”

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.