Wednesday May 24, 2017

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

May
24
2017

Feckless

Feckless adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.”

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May
23
2017

Innocuous

Innocuous adj. 1. Having no adverse effect; harmless. 2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid. “The innocuous looking e-mail actually contained a virus.”

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May
22
2017

Autonomous

Autonomous adj. 1. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 2. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent: “The business divisions operate autonomously.”

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May
21
2017

Mercurial

Mercurial adj.  1. Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile: “His mercurial temperament made him difficult to work for.”

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May
20
2017

Petulant

Petulant; Petulance adj. 1. Contemptuous in speech or behavior. 2. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; rude. “She was fired over her petulant attitude to our customers.”

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May
19
2017

Plethora

Plethora n. A superabundance; an excessive amount or number: “Upon returning from the trip, she had a plethora of calls to make.”

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May
18
2017

Ephemeral

Ephemeral adj. 1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “The ephemeral nature of fashion trends.” 2. Living or lasting only for a day, as with certain plants or insects.

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May
17
2017

Myriad

Myriad adj.  Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable: “The myriad snowflakes in the winter.”

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May
16
2017

Dogmatic

Dogmatic adj. 1. Expressing rigid opinions; Prone to expressing strongly held beliefs and opinions. “A dogmatic speech.” 2. Asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated.

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May
15
2017

Capricious

Capricious adj.  Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable. “He’s such a capricious boss I never know how he’ll react.”

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May
14
2017

Gregarious

Gregarious adj. 1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. “She is a gregarious, outgoing person.”

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May
13
2017

Visceral

Visceral adj. 1. Instinctual: proceeding from instinct rather than from reasoned thinking or intellect. “A visceral business decision.” 2. Emotional: characterized by or showing crude or elemental emotions.

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