Tuesday August 21, 2018

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Aug
21
2018

Ignominious

Ignominious adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”

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Aug
20
2018

Homogeneous

Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”

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Aug
19
2018

Cavernous

Cavernous adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous hole; cavernous echoes.

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Aug
18
2018

Diatribe

Diatribe n. 1. A bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism: “Repeated diatribes against the candidates.”

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Aug
17
2018

Clandestine

Clandestine adj. 1. Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. “The CIA maintains clandestine operations in many countries.”

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Aug
16
2018

Eponym

Eponym n. A person whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something, such as a city or country. “George Washington is the eponym of Washington DC.”

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Aug
15
2018

Monolithic

Monolithic adj. 1. Massive, solid, and uniform: “The monolithic cathedral.” 2. Large and unchanging: massive, uniform in character, and slow to change.

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Aug
14
2018

Eccentric

Eccentric adj. 1. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern. 2. n. One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior. “His eccentricities now extend to never... Read more

Aug
13
2018

Dexterous

Dexterous adj. Skillful in the use of the hands. Having mental skill or adroitness; clever. Done with dexterity. “A dexterous wood craftsman.”

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Aug
12
2018

Impugn

Impugn tr.v. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: “To impugn a political opponent’s record.”

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Aug
11
2018

Erudite

Erudite adj. Deep, extensive learning. “He has a reputation as an erudite intellectual with a deep understanding of the issues.”

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Aug
10
2018

Gothic

Gothic adj. 1. Relating to an architectural style reflecting the influence of the medieval Gothic. 2. Relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents.

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