Monday October 21, 2019

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Oct
21
2019

Incendiary

Incendiary adj. Designed to cause fires. “An incendiary device.”

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Oct
20
2019

Dismal

Dismal adj Gloomy. Depressing; dreary. “The business was a dismal failure;” “Dismal weather.”

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Oct
19
2019

Onerous

Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.”

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Oct
18
2019

Provenance

Provenance n. The beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin. The place of origin or earliest known history of something. “An exquisite vase of Chinese provenance.”

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Oct
17
2019

Tepid

Tepid adj. Showing little enthusiasm: “The president had a tepid response to the proposal.”

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Oct
16
2019

Efficacious

Efficacious adj. Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. “Efficacious treatment for the disease.”

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Oct
15
2019

Incorrigible

Incorrigible adj. Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. “His bad habits were incorrigible.”

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Oct
14
2019

Malicious

Malicious adj. Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. “Malicious rumors.”

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Oct
13
2019

Doleful

Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”

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Oct
12
2019

Bromide

Bromide n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. “Her speech contained the usual bromides about teamwork.” A tiresome or dull person; a bore.

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Oct
11
2019

Labyrinth

Labyrinth n. A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. “Exploring the labyrinth of waterways.” An intricate and confusing arrangement.

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Oct
10
2019

Abstruse

Abstruse adj. Difficult to understand; obscure. “An abstruse argument presented by the lawyers.”

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