Wednesday November 13, 2019

Today's Word of the Day

Nov
13
2019

Officious

Officious adj. Assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, esp. with regard to petty or trivial matters. Intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering. “The officious man is widely disliked.”

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Daily Word Archives
Nov
12
2019

Propensity

Propensity n. An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. “He has a propensity for clear thinking.”

Nov
11
2019

Antipathy

Antipathy n. A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion. “His antipathy for first wife dates back to his divorce.”

Nov
10
2019

Sycophant

Sycophant n. A person who acts attentively toward someone in order to gain advantage; a servile flatterer.

Nov
09
2019

Perfidious

Perfidious adj. Deceitful and untrustworthy. “A perfidious relationship.”

Nov
08
2019

Evocative

Evocative; Evocate adj. Bringing strong memories, images, or feelings to mind.

Nov
07
2019

Magnanimous

Magnanimous adj. Very generous or forgiving, particularly toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.

Nov
06
2019

Voracious

Voracious adj. An eager approach to an activity; Wanting or devouring great quantities of something or somebody: “She has a voracious appetite for life.”

Nov
05
2019

Insular

Insular adj. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or people outside a person’s own experience. “An insular taste in music.” Lacking contact with other people. “She seemed too insular to leave her house.”

Nov
04
2019

Accommodate

Accommodate; Accommodating v. Provide lodging or sufficient space for. “The room will accommodate ten people.” Fit in with the wishes or needs of another: “It’s difficult to accommodate his new management style.”

Nov
03
2019

Taciturn

Taciturn adj. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. “Today the normally taciturn man would not stop talking.”

Nov
02
2019

Excoriate

Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.”