Saturday December 3, 2016

Today's Word of the Day

Dec
03
2016

Eviscerate

Eviscerate v. Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content. “The compromise eviscerated the proposed agreement.”

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Daily Word Archives
Dec
02
2016

Abate

Abate v. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen. “The wind finally abated.”

Dec
01
2016

Futile

Futile adj. Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless. “All of his attempts to rectify the situation proved futile.”

Nov
30
2016

Ingratiate

Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”

Nov
29
2016

Titular

Titular adj. Relating to or constituting a title. “The titular head of the business.”

Nov
28
2016

Histrionic

Histrionic adj. Overly theatrical or dramatic. n. Exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention. “His histrionic reaction disrupted the meeting.”

Nov
27
2016

Sagacious

Sagacious adj. Shrewd; showing keen mental discernment and good judgment. “A sagacious remark.”

Nov
26
2016

Apoplectic

Apoplectic adj. Overcome with anger; extremely indignant. “He showed apoplectic rage.”

Nov
25
2016

Serendipity

Serendipity; Serendipitous n. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. “A fortunate stroke of serendipity.”

Nov
24
2016

Overt

Overt adj. Done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden. “Overt hostility.”

Nov
23
2016

Intrinsic

Intrinsic adj. Belonging naturally; essential. “Intrinsic stock value.”

Nov
22
2016

Confluence

Confluence n. The act or process of merging. A flowing together of two or more streams. “A fortunate confluence of factors led to his success.”