Wednesday May 23, 2018

Today's Word of the Day

May
23
2018

Innocuous

Innocuous adj. 1. Having no adverse effect; harmless. 2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid. “The innocuous looking e-mail actually contained a virus.”

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Daily Word Archives
May
22
2018

Autonomous

Autonomous adj. 1. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 2. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent: “The business divisions operate autonomously.”

May
21
2018

Mercurial

Mercurial adj.  1. Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile: “His mercurial temperament made him difficult to work for.”

May
20
2018

Petulant

Petulant; Petulance adj. 1. Contemptuous in speech or behavior. 2. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; rude. “She was fired over her petulant attitude to our customers.”

May
19
2018

Plethora

Plethora n. A superabundance; an excessive amount or number: “Upon returning from the trip, she had a plethora of calls to make.”

May
18
2018

Ephemeral

Ephemeral adj. 1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “The ephemeral nature of fashion trends.” 2. Living or lasting only for a day, as with certain plants or insects.

May
17
2018

Myriad

Myriad adj.  Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable: “The myriad snowflakes in the winter.”

May
16
2018

Dogmatic

Dogmatic adj. 1. Expressing rigid opinions; Prone to expressing strongly held beliefs and opinions. “A dogmatic speech.” 2. Asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated.

May
15
2018

Capricious

Capricious adj.  Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable. “He’s such a capricious boss I never know how he’ll react.”

May
14
2018

Gregarious

Gregarious adj. 1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. “She is a gregarious, outgoing person.”

May
13
2018

Visceral

Visceral adj. 1. Instinctual: proceeding from instinct rather than from reasoned thinking or intellect. “A visceral business decision.” 2. Emotional: characterized by or showing crude or elemental emotions.

May
12
2018

Auspicious

Auspicious adj. Marked by success; prosperous. Suggesting a positive and successful future. “An auspicious time to purchase the stock.”