Sunday December 17, 2017

Today's Word of the Day

Dec
17
2017

Colloquial

Colloquial (ism) adj. (of language) Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary. “His lecture was quite engaging due to his colloquial speech.”

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Daily Word Archives
Dec
16
2017

Ignoble

Ignoble adj. Not honorable in character or purpose; shameful. “An ignoble act.”

Dec
15
2017

Tenuous

Tenuous adj. Very weak or slight; insubstantial. “A tenuous argument.”

Dec
14
2017

Ostracize

Ostracize v. Exclude (someone) from a society or group. “She felt ostracized by society.”

Dec
13
2017

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
2017

Nescient

Nescient; Nescience adj. Lacking knowledge; ignorant. “His nescience of the topic was obvious.”

Dec
11
2017

Acrid

Acrid adj. Having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell. Angry and bitter. “An acrid odor filled the room.”

Dec
10
2017

Elucidate

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

Dec
09
2017

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.”

Dec
08
2017

Precocious

Precocious adj. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.”

Dec
07
2017

Assertive

Assertive adj. 1.Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured. “She is an assertive businesswoman.”

Dec
06
2017

Ethereal

Ethereal adj. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible. “Her fragrance lingered in the room, an ethereal reminder of her presence.” 2. Highly refined; delicate. “Ethereal beauty.”