Saturday December 20, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Dec
20
2014

Recondite

Recondite adj. (of a subject or knowledge) Little known, obscure, abstruse. “Recondite information.”

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Daily Word Archives
Dec
19
2014

Obsequious

Obsequious adj. Obedient or attentive to an excessive degree. “The obsequious service resulted in an excellent tip.”

Dec
18
2014

Elegiac

Elegiac adj. Having a mournful quality. “An elegiac poem.”

Dec
17
2014

Colloquial

Colloquial (ism) adj. (of language) Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary. “His lecture was quite engaging due to his colloquial speech.”

Dec
16
2014

Ignoble

Ignoble adj. Not honorable in character or purpose; shameful. “An ignoble act.”

Dec
15
2014

Tenuous

Tenuous adj. Very weak or slight; insubstantial. “A tenuous argument.”

Dec
14
2014

Ostracize

Ostracize v. Exclude (someone) from a society or group. “She felt ostracized by society.”

Dec
13
2014

Irascible

Irascible adj. Characterized by or arising from anger. (of a person) Easily made angry. “He was always irascible and quick to get into a fight.”

Dec
12
2014

Nescient

Nescient; Nescience adj. Lacking knowledge; ignorant. “His nescience of the topic was obvious.”

Dec
11
2014

Acrid

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