Tuesday July 17, 2018

Today's Word of the Day

Jul
17
2018

Voracity

Voracity; Voracious adj. Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous. 2. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy: “A voracious reader.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jul
16
2018

Venality

Venality n. 1. The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. 2. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain: “The venality of a corrupt judge.”

Jul
15
2018

Egregious

Egregious adj. Conspicuously bad or offensive. “The judge’s conduct was egregious.”

Jul
14
2018

Episodic

Episodic adj. Happening at irregular intervals. “He has episodic migraines.”

Jul
13
2018

Auspices

Auspices n.pl. 1. With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization: “Financial aid is being provided under the auspices of NATO.”

Jul
12
2018

Salient

Salient adj.  1. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent.  “A salient argument.”

Jul
11
2018

Embellish

Embellish tr.v. 1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. 2. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth: “A dramatic account that embellished the true story.”

Jul
10
2018

Analogous

Analogous adj. 1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy. “The brain and the Acme 1000 supercomputer are analogous to each other.”

Jul
09
2018

Metaphor

Metaphor n. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate something else. Example: “She was drowning in money.”

Jul
08
2018

Indigenous

Indigenous adj. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. “The cactus is indigenous to Arizona.”

Jul
07
2018

Savant

Savant n. A person of learning; wise or scholarly.

Jul
06
2018

Progeny

Progeny n.pl. 1. Something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue. 2. A result of creative effort; a product.