Saturday February 17, 2018

Author Archive

Feb
05
2018

Nuance

Nuance n. A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. “Subtle nuances of her on-screen character.”

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Feb
04
2018

Recidivate

Recidivate; Recidivism intr. v. To return to a previous pattern of behavior. Relapse: go back to bad or criminal behavior. “The convictions for those over sixty are unlikely to recidivate.”

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Feb
03
2018

Potentate

Potentate n. One who has the power and position to rule over others: A monarch or ruler. “Industrial potentates.”

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Feb
02
2018

Nascent

Nascent adj. Recently coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential. Not yet fully developed; emerging. “The business remains nascent but very promising.”

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Feb
01
2018

Surreptitious

Surreptitious adj. Kept secret, particularly because it would not be approved of. “His surreptitious drug habit could land him in jail.”

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Jan
31
2018

Peevish

Peevish adj. Easily irritated, particularly by unimportant things. “He was peevish around smokers.”

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Jan
30
2018

Brusque

Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. “Her boss gave a brusque reply.”

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Jan
29
2018

Congruent

Congruent; Congruous adj. In agreement or harmony. Suitable; appropriate. “The company’s operations were congruent with its business plan.”

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Jan
28
2018

Churlish

Churlish adj. Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way. “It was rather churlish of him to complain about the small donations.”

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Jan
27
2018

Empathy

Empathy; Empathetic adj. The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another. “Her doctor was empathetic to her condition.”

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Jan
26
2018

Efficacy

Efficacy n. The ability to produce a desired or intended result. “The efficacy of the new marketing plan has not been proven.”

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Jan
25
2018

Amorphous

Amorphous adj. Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable. “The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.”

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