Thursday June 22, 2017

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Jun
22
2017

Deciduous

Deciduous adj. Not permanent or lasting; ephemeral. “The fire created a deciduous outlook for the company.”

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Jun
21
2017

Pedantic

Pedantic adj. 1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules. “A pedantic attention to details.”

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Jun
20
2017

Vexatious

Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.”

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Jun
19
2017

Assiduous

Assiduous adj. 1. Constant in application or attention; diligent: “An assiduous worker who strove for perfection.” 2. Unceasing; persistent: “Assiduous cancer research.”

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Jun
18
2017

Precarious

Precarious adj. 1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability: “The precarious life of an undercover cop.” 2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions. 3. Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises. “A precarious solution to a difficult problem.”

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Jun
17
2017

Guile

Guile n. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit. Particular skill and cleverness in tricking or deceiving people. “Considerable guile was involved in the transaction.”

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Jun
16
2017

Obtuse

Obtuse adj. 1. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. 2. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity. “An obtuse remark.” 3. Not distinctly felt. “An obtuse pain.”

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Jun
15
2017

Intrepid

Intrepid adj. 1. Resolutely courageous; fearless. Persistent in the pursuit of something. “A team of intrepid explorers.”

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Jun
14
2017

Acrimonious

Acrimonious adj. 1. Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: “An acrimonious debate between the two candidates.”

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Jun
13
2017

Demure

Demure adj. 1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior. “Despite her demure appearance, she is an accomplished mountain climber.”

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Jun
12
2017

Divisive

Divisive adj. Creating dissension or discord; Causing disagreement or hostility within a group so that it is likely to split. “Divisive politics.”

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Jun
11
2017

Pervasive

Pervasive adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate. “The pervasive odor of garlic.”

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