Thursday August 21, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Aug
21
2014

Ignominious

Ignominious adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”

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Daily Word Archives
Aug
20
2014

Homogeneous

Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”

Aug
19
2014

Cavernous

Cavernous adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous hole; cavernous echoes.

Aug
18
2014

Diatribe

Diatribe n. 1. A bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism: “Repeated diatribes against the candidates.”

Aug
17
2014

Clandestine

Clandestine adj. 1. Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. “The CIA maintains clandestine operations in many countries.”

Aug
16
2014

Eponym

Eponym n. A person whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something, such as a city or country. “George Washington is the eponym of Washington DC.”

Aug
15
2014

Monolithic

Monolithic adj. 1. Massive, solid, and uniform: “The monolithic cathedral.” 2. Large and unchanging: massive, uniform in character, and slow to change.

Aug
14
2014

Eccentric

Eccentric adj. 1. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern. 2. n. One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior. “His eccentricities now extend to never leaving his home.”

Aug
13
2014

Dexterous

Dexterous adj. Skillful in the use of the hands. Having mental skill or adroitness; clever. Done with dexterity. “A dexterous wood craftsman.”

Aug
12
2014

Impugn

Impugn tr.v. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: “To impugn a political opponent’s record.”