Tuesday January 16, 2018

Today's Word of the Day

Jan
16
2018

Benign

Benign adj. Mild or favorable (result). Gentle, kind, good. “The results were benign and required no treatment.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jan
15
2018

Amicable

Amicable adj. Having a spirit of friendliness; without arguments or serious disagreement. “An amicable agreement between the two firms.”

Jan
14
2018

Patronize

Patronize v. Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority. “She detests being patronized.” Frequent an establishment as a customer. “He always patronizes the same restaurant.”

Jan
13
2018

Incessant

Incessant adj. Continuing without pause or interruption. “The incessant noise kept him awake.”

Jan
12
2018

Ardent

Ardent adj. Enthusiastic or passionate. “He is an ardent sports fan.”

Jan
11
2018

Vituperative

Vituperative adj. Bitter and abusive. “The critic’s vituperative review was needlessly harsh.”

Jan
10
2018

Servile

Servile adj. Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others. “She wrote a servile letter to her upset neighbor.”

Jan
09
2018

Phalanx

Phalanx n. A group of people or things of a similar type forming a compact body or brought together for a common purpose. “A phalanx of lawyers took charge of the case.”

Jan
08
2018

Tangential

Tangential adj. Superficially relevant; divergent. Diverging from a previous course or line; erratic. “He took credit for anything tangentially related to their work.”

Jan
07
2018

Discern

Discern; Discerning v. Perceive or recognize (something). Distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses. “Discern who is telling the truth.”

Jan
06
2018

Compendium

Compendium n. A collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject. A collection of things, esp. one systematically gathered. “Compendium of old stories gathered by topic.”

Jan
05
2018

Canonize

Canonize v. Regard as being above reproach or of great significance. “He canonized women.”