Wednesday July 23, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Jul
23
2014

Redact

Redact(ed) tr.v. Edit something: to edit, revise, or delete content in preparation for publication. “The documents were redacted so personal information wasn’t released to the public.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jul
22
2014

Eclectic

Eclectic adj. 1. Composed of elements drawn from various sources 2. Not following any one system, but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems. “An eclectic taste in decorating; an eclectic approach to management.”

Jul
21
2014

Repugnant

Repugnant adj. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive.

Jul
20
2014

Opine

Opine v.tr. To state as an opinion. Latin: opinari – to have an opinion.

Jul
19
2014

Effusive

Effusive adj. 1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy: “An effusive manner.” 2. Profuse; overflowing: “effusive praise.”

Jul
18
2014

Epochal

Epochal adj. 1. Highly significant or important; momentous: “Epochal decisions made by the president.” 2. Without parallel: “Epochal stupidity.”

Jul
17
2014

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.”

Jul
16
2014

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
2014

Egregious

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

Jul
14
2014

Episodic

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