Thursday December 18, 2014

Today's Word of the Day

Dec
18
2014

Elegiac

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

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Daily Word Archives
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.”

Dec
10
2014

Elucidate

Elucidate v. Make (something) clear; explain. “The presentation will help to elucidate the project.”

Dec
09
2014

Contrite

Contrite adj. 1. Arising from sense of guilt: done or said out of a sense of guilt or remorse. 2. Very sorry: genuinely and deeply sorry about something. “He was suitably contrite.”