Monday December 10, 2018

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Dec
10
2018

Elucidate

Elucidate v. Make (something) clear; explain. “The presentation will help to elucidate the project.”

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Dec
09
2018

Contrite

Contrite adj. 1. Arising from sense of guilt: done or said out of a sense of guilt or remorse. 2. Very sorry: genuinely and deeply sorry about something. “He was suitably contrite.”

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Dec
08
2018

Precocious

Precocious adj. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.”

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Dec
07
2018

Assertive

Assertive adj. 1.Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured. “She is an assertive businesswoman.”

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Dec
06
2018

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
2018

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
2018

Licentious

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

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Dec
03
2018

Eviscerate

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

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Dec
02
2018

Abate

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

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Dec
01
2018

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
2018

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
2018

Titular

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

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