Wednesday October 22, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Oct
22
2014

Gravitas

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

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Daily Word Archives
Oct
21
2014

Incendiary

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

Oct
20
2014

Dismal

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

Oct
19
2014

Onerous

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

Oct
18
2014

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
2014

Tepid

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

Oct
16
2014

Efficacious

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

Oct
15
2014

Incorrigible

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

Oct
14
2014

Malicious

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

Oct
13
2014

Doleful

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