Thursday October 22, 2020

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Oct
22
2020

Gravitas

Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.”

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Oct
21
2020

Incendiary

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

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Oct
20
2020

Dismal

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

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Oct
19
2020

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
2020

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
2020

Tepid

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

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Oct
16
2020

Efficacious

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

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Oct
15
2020

Incorrigible

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

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Oct
14
2020

Malicious

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

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Oct
13
2020

Doleful

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

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Oct
12
2020

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
2020

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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