Tuesday June 18, 2019

Author Archive

Jun
18
2019

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.”

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Jun
17
2019

Guile

Guile n. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit. Particular skill and cleverness in tricking or deceiving people. “Considerable guile was involved in the transaction.”

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Jun
16
2019

Obtuse

Obtuse adj. 1. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. 2. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity. “An obtuse remark.” 3. Not distinctly felt. “An obtuse pain.”

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Jun
15
2019

Intrepid

Intrepid adj. 1. Resolutely courageous; fearless. Persistent in the pursuit of something. “A team of intrepid explorers.”

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Jun
14
2019

Acrimonious

Acrimonious adj. 1. Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: “An acrimonious debate between the two candidates.”

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Jun
13
2019

Demure

Demure adj. 1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior. “Despite her demure appearance, she is an accomplished mountain climber.”

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Jun
12
2019

Divisive

Divisive adj. Creating dissension or discord; Causing disagreement or hostility within a group so that it is likely to split. “Divisive politics.”

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Jun
11
2019

Pervasive

Pervasive adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate. “The pervasive odor of garlic.”

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Jun
10
2019

Benevolent

Benevolent adj. 1. Charitable: performing good or charitable acts and not seeking to make a profit. 2. Characterized by or suggestive of doing good; showing kindness or goodwill.

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Jun
09
2019

Truculent

Truculent adj. Eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant. “Truculent children.”

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Jun
08
2019

Garish

Garish adj. 1. Marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation; gaudy. 2. Loud and flashy. “Garish makeup.”

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Jun
07
2019

Supercilious

Supercilious adj. 1. Full of contempt and arrogance. 2. Behaving as if or showing that a person thinks they are better than other people, and that their opinions, beliefs or ideas are not important, condescending. “He spoke in... Read more