Today's Word of the Day
Assuage v. 1. To make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: “to assuage one’s pain.” 2. to appease, satisfy, or relieve: “To assuage one’s hunger.” 3. to soothe or calm: “To assuage his fears;” “To assuage her anger.”
Vicarious adj. 1. Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person: “A vicarious thrill.” 2. Acting or done for another: “A vicarious atonement.”
Transitory adj. 1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2.Lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary. “It was a transitory stage in the actor’s career.”
Rhetorical adj. Of or relating to rhetoric. Characterized by language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.
Bloviate i.v. To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
Egalitarian adj. Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.
Colloquialism n. 1. An informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words such as “gonna” and phrases such as “ain’t nothin’” and “dead as a doornail.”
Temerity n. Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “No one had the temerity to question her decision.”
Ignominious adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”