Friday December 6, 2019

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Dec
06
2019

Ethereal

Ethereal adj. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible. “Her fragrance lingered in the room, an ethereal reminder of her presence.” 2. Highly refined; delicate. “Ethereal beauty.”

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Dec
05
2019

Avuncular

Avuncular adj. Kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person. “An avuncular manner.” Of or relating to an uncle.

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Dec
04
2019

Licentious

Licentious adj. Promiscuous and unprincipled. Lacking moral discipline. “The judge treated her in a most licentious manner.”

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Dec
03
2019

Eviscerate

Eviscerate v. Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content. “The compromise eviscerated the proposed agreement.”

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Dec
02
2019

Abate

Abate v. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen. “The wind finally abated.”

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Dec
01
2019

Futile

Futile adj. Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless. “All of his attempts to rectify the situation proved futile.”

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Nov
30
2019

Ingratiate

Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”

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Nov
29
2019

Titular

Titular adj. Relating to or constituting a title. “The titular head of the business.”

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Nov
28
2019

Histrionic

Histrionic adj. Overly theatrical or dramatic. n. Exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention. “His histrionic reaction disrupted the meeting.”

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Nov
27
2019

Sagacious

Sagacious adj. Shrewd; showing keen mental discernment and good judgment. “A sagacious remark.”

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Nov
26
2019

Apoplectic

Apoplectic adj. Overcome with anger; extremely indignant. “He showed apoplectic rage.”

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Nov
25
2019

Serendipity

Serendipity; Serendipitous n. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. “A fortunate stroke of serendipity.”

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