Thursday February 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Feb
23
2017

Misogynous

Misogynous; Misogyny; Misogynistic adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women. “Police believe it was a misogynous assault.”

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Feb
22
2017

Luddite

Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

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Feb
21
2017

Conflate

Conflate v. Combine two or more texts, ideas, etc. into one. “Their ideas were conflated in ways that were not helpful.”

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Feb
20
2017

Machinate

Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

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Feb
19
2017

Untenable

Untenable adj. Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “She was in an untenable situation that was difficult to get out of.”

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Feb
18
2017

Epicene

Epicene adj. Having characteristics of both sexes or no characteristics of either sex; of indeterminate sex. “Clothing fashions are becoming increasingly epicene.”

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Feb
17
2017

Boorish

Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.”

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Feb
16
2017

Penitent

Penitent n. Feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant. “After the robbery, the thief was penitent and returned the property.”

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Feb
15
2017

Mellifluous

Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

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Feb
14
2017

Peripatetic

Peripatetic adj. Traveling from place to place, esp. working or based in various places for relatively short periods. “He maintained a peripatetic lifestyle.”

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Feb
13
2017

Canard

Canard n. A false or unfounded rumor or story. “The tabloid included some of Hollywood’s oldest canards.”

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Feb
12
2017

Peckish

Peckish adj. Ill-tempered; irritable; Chiefly British feeling slightly hungry. “He felt rather peckish close to bedtime.”

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