Friday October 31, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Oct
31
2014

Lugubrious

Lugubrious adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.”

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Daily Word Archives
Oct
30
2014

Pontificate

Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He pontificates at great length in political matters.”

Oct
29
2014

Corpulent

Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.”

Oct
28
2014

Dubious

Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “He seemed dubious about the idea.”

Oct
27
2014

Slavish

Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.”

Oct
26
2014

Ambivalent

Ambivalent; Ambivalence adj. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “She has ambivalent feelings about the relationship.”

Oct
25
2014

Reciprocal

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

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.”