Friday December 6, 2019

Today's Word of the Day

Dec
06
2019

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.”

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Daily Word Archives
Dec
05
2019

Avuncular

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

Dec
04
2019

Licentious

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

Dec
03
2019

Eviscerate

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

Dec
02
2019

Abate

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

Dec
01
2019

Futile

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

Nov
30
2019

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.”

Nov
29
2019

Titular

Titular adj. Relating to or constituting a title. “The titular head of the business.”

Nov
28
2019

Histrionic

Histrionic adj. Overly theatrical or dramatic. n. Exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention. “His histrionic reaction disrupted the meeting.”

Nov
27
2019

Sagacious

Sagacious adj. Shrewd; showing keen mental discernment and good judgment. “A sagacious remark.”

Nov
26
2019

Apoplectic

Apoplectic adj. Overcome with anger; extremely indignant. “He showed apoplectic rage.”

Nov
25
2019

Serendipity

Serendipity; Serendipitous n. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. “A fortunate stroke of serendipity.”