Friday November 24, 2017

Author Archive

Nov
24
2017

Overt

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

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Nov
23
2017

Intrinsic

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

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Nov
22
2017

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.”

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Nov
21
2017

Formidable

Formidable adj. Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively powerful, large, or capable. “A formidable opponent.”

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Nov
20
2017

Obfuscate

Obfuscate v. Render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. Bewilder (someone). “The eclipse will obfuscate the sun’s light.”

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Nov
19
2017

Trepidation

Trepidation n. A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may or may not actually happen. “He entered the cave with considerable trepidation.”

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Nov
18
2017

Egress

Egress n. The action of going out of or leaving a place. “The company’s egress procedures.”

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Nov
17
2017

Abrogate

Abrogate v. Repeal or do away with a law, right, or agreement. “To abrogate a law.”

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Nov
16
2017

Credulous

Credulous; Credulity adj. A tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true. “A credulous rumor.”

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Nov
15
2017

Opprobrious

Opprobrious adj. Disgraceful; shameful. “His actions were opprobrious.”

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Nov
14
2017

Sentient

Sentient adj. Characterized by sensation and consciousness. Able to perceive or feel things: “Sentient life forms.”

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Nov
13
2017

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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