Wednesday June 29, 2016

Today's Word of the Day

Jun
29
2016

Arduous

Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long and arduous process.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jun
28
2016

Antithesis

Antithesis n.pl. 1. Direct contrast; opposition. 2. The direct or exact opposite. “Hope is the antithesis of despair.”

Jun
27
2016

Oxymoron

Oxymoron n.pl. A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.”

Jun
26
2016

Pervicacious

Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Jun
25
2016

Accoutrement

Accoutrement n. Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity. The General dressed for battle in shining accoutrements.”

Jun
24
2016

Vernacular

Vernacular n. The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region. An idiomatic word, phrase, or expression. The idiom of a particular trade or profession: “In the legal vernacular.”

Jun
23
2016

Paradigm

Paradigm n. A typical example or pattern of something; a model. “The economic paradigm was flawed.”

Jun
22
2016

Deciduous

Deciduous adj. Not permanent or lasting; ephemeral. “The fire created a deciduous outlook for the company.”

Jun
21
2016

Pedantic

Pedantic adj. 1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules. “A pedantic attention to details.”

Jun
20
2016

Vexatious

Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.”

Jun
19
2016

Assiduous

Assiduous adj. 1. Constant in application or attention; diligent: “An assiduous worker who strove for perfection.” 2. Unceasing; persistent: “Assiduous cancer research.”

Jun
18
2016

Precarious

Precarious adj. 1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability: “The precarious life of an undercover cop.” 2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions. 3. Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises. “A precarious solution to a difficult problem.”