Saturday January 20, 2018

Today's Word of the Day

Jan
20
2018

Atrophy

Atrophy n. A decrease in size or wasting away or progressive decline, as from disuse. “Misleading and infrequent reporting have facilitated the atrophy of self-sufficiency.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jan
19
2018

Bellicose

Bellicose adj. Hostile in manner or temperament. Demonstrating aggression or a willingness to fight. “His bellicose behavior concerned authorities.”

Jan
18
2018

Accolade

Accolade n. An expression of praise or admiration. An award or privilege granted; an acknowledgment of merit. “The scientist was given many accolades for his research.”

Jan
17
2018

Impish

Impish adj. Mischievous. Inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun. “He approached her with an impish grin on his face.”

Jan
16
2018

Benign

Benign adj. Mild or favorable (result). Gentle, kind, good. “The results were benign and required no treatment.”

Jan
15
2018

Amicable

Amicable adj. Having a spirit of friendliness; without arguments or serious disagreement. “An amicable agreement between the two firms.”

Jan
14
2018

Patronize

Patronize v. Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority. “She detests being patronized.” Frequent an establishment as a customer. “He always patronizes the same restaurant.”

Jan
13
2018

Incessant

Incessant adj. Continuing without pause or interruption. “The incessant noise kept him awake.”

Jan
12
2018

Ardent

Ardent adj. Enthusiastic or passionate. “He is an ardent sports fan.”

Jan
11
2018

Vituperative

Vituperative adj. Bitter and abusive. “The critic’s vituperative review was needlessly harsh.”

Jan
10
2018

Servile

Servile adj. Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others. “She wrote a servile letter to her upset neighbor.”

Jan
09
2018

Phalanx

Phalanx n. A group of people or things of a similar type forming a compact body or brought together for a common purpose. “A phalanx of lawyers took charge of the case.”