Sunday July 5, 2015

Today's Word of the Day

Jul
05
2015

Causative

Causative adj. 1. Indicative that the subject causes an act to be performed or a condition to come into being. “A causative factor of war.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jul
04
2015

Ambivalence

Ambivalence n. 1. Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow. 2. The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.

Jul
03
2015

Litigious

Litigious adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation.
Tending to engage in lawsuits. A litigious celebrity.

Jul
02
2015

Gratuitous

Gratuitous adj. 1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned. 2. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: A gratuitous remark.

Jul
01
2015

Aplomb

Aplomb n.  Self-confident assurance, skill, and poise – especially in difficult or challenging circumstances.

Jun
30
2015

Secular

Secular adj. 1. Worldly rather than spiritual. 2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body. “A secular book.”

Jun
29
2015

Arduous

Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long and arduous process.”

Jun
28
2015

Antithesis

Antithesis n.pl. 1. Direct contrast; opposition. 2. The direct or exact opposite. “Hope is the antithesis of despair.”

Jun
27
2015

Oxymoron

Oxymoron n.pl. A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.”

Jun
26
2015

Pervicacious

Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”