Monday December 11, 2017

Today's Word of the Day

Dec
11
2017

Acrid

Acrid adj. Having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell. Angry and bitter. “An acrid odor filled the room.”

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Daily Word Archives
Dec
10
2017

Elucidate

Elucidate v. Make (something) clear; explain. “The presentation will help to elucidate the project.”

Dec
09
2017

Contrite

Contrite adj. 1. Arising from sense of guilt: done or said out of a sense of guilt or remorse. 2. Very sorry: genuinely and deeply sorry about something. “He was suitably contrite.”

Dec
08
2017

Precocious

Precocious adj. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.”

Dec
07
2017

Assertive

Assertive adj. 1.Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured. “She is an assertive businesswoman.”

Dec
06
2017

Ethereal

Ethereal adj. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible. “Her fragrance lingered in the room, an ethereal reminder of her presence.” 2. Highly refined; delicate. “Ethereal beauty.”

Dec
05
2017

Avuncular

Avuncular adj. Kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person. “An avuncular manner.” Of or relating to an uncle.

Dec
04
2017

Licentious

Licentious adj. Promiscuous and unprincipled. Lacking moral discipline. “The judge treated her in a most licentious manner.”

Dec
03
2017

Eviscerate

Eviscerate v. Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content. “The compromise eviscerated the proposed agreement.”

Dec
02
2017

Abate

Abate v. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen. “The wind finally abated.”

Dec
01
2017

Futile

Futile adj. Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless. “All of his attempts to rectify the situation proved futile.”

Nov
30
2017

Ingratiate

Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”