Monday January 23, 2017

Today's Word of the Day

Jan
23
2017

Melancholy

Melancholy n. A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness. adj. Sad, gloomy, or depressed. “She was in a melancholy mood.”

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Daily Word Archives
Jan
22
2017

Disparate

Disparate adj. Essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison. markedly distinct in quality or character. “He is a strong leader capable of managing a disparate team to achieve their goals.”

Jan
21
2017

Demonstrative

Demonstrative adj. Tending to show feelings, especially the open expression of emotion. “A demonstrative argument.”

Jan
20
2017

Atrophy

Atrophy n. A decrease in size or wasting away or progressive decline, as from disuse. “Misleading and infrequent reporting have facilitated the atrophy of self-sufficiency.”

Jan
19
2017

Bellicose

Bellicose adj. Hostile in manner or temperament. Demonstrating aggression or a willingness to fight. “His bellicose behavior concerned authorities.”

Jan
18
2017

Accolade

Accolade n. An expression of praise or admiration. An award or privilege granted; an acknowledgment of merit. “The scientist was given many accolades for his research.”

Jan
17
2017

Impish

Impish adj. Mischievous. Inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun. “He approached her with an impish grin on his face.”

Jan
16
2017

Benign

Benign adj. Mild or favorable (result). Gentle, kind, good. “The results were benign and required no treatment.”

Jan
15
2017

Amicable

Amicable adj. Having a spirit of friendliness; without arguments or serious disagreement. “An amicable agreement between the two firms.”

Jan
14
2017

Patronize

Patronize v. Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority. “She detests being patronized.” Frequent an establishment as a customer. “He always patronizes the same restaurant.”

Jan
13
2017

Incessant

Incessant adj. Continuing without pause or interruption. “The incessant noise kept him awake.”

Jan
12
2017

Ardent

Ardent adj. Enthusiastic or passionate. “He is an ardent sports fan.”