Tuesday September 30, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Sep
30
2014

Salacious

Salacious adj. Treating sexual matters in an indecent way. Lustful; lecherous: “A salacious grin.”

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Daily Word Archives
Sep
29
2014

Indolent

Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”

Sep
28
2014

Caprice

Caprice n. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.

Sep
27
2014

Existential

Existential adj. (1) Of or relating to existence. (2) Concerned with existence, esp. human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism. “An existential threat.”

Sep
26
2014

Facetious

Facetious adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

Sep
25
2014

Tactile

Tactile adj. (1) Of or connected with the sense of touch. (2) Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: “A tactile keyboard.”

Sep
24
2014

Propitious

Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. “It was a propitious time to leave the party without offending the host.” (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.

Sep
23
2014

Divergence

Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.

Sep
22
2014

Determinate

Determinate adj. Having exact and discernible limits or form.

Sep
21
2014

Mitigate

Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).