Friday March 24, 2017

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Mar
24
2017

Frenetic

Frenetic (fre·net·ic) adj Fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way: “A frenetic ride on the snowboard.”

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Mar
23
2017

Bifurcate

Bifurcate; bifurcation (bi·fur·cate) v Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain.”

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Mar
22
2017

Pernicious

Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have a pernicious effect on the business.”

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Mar
21
2017

Halcyon

Halcyon (hal·cy·on) Adj 1. Calm; peaceful; tranquil: “Halcyon seas.” 2. Rich; wealthy; prosperous: “Halcyon times before the recession.”

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Mar
20
2017

Cerebral

Cerebral (cer·e·bral) adj.  Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional: “Her methods were cerebral, analytical, and cautious.”

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Mar
19
2017

Genteel

Genteel (gen·teel) adj.  1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite.  2.
Free from vulgarity or rudeness.  3.Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.

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Mar
18
2017

Epicurean

Epicurean (ep·i·cu·re·an) adj.  Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, particularly the enjoyment of gourmet food.

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Mar
17
2017

Formative

Formative (for·ma·tive) adj.  Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child.

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Mar
16
2017

Ostentatious

Ostentatious (os·ten·ta·tious) adj.  Characterized by or given to pretentiousness. “The chandelier was the most ostentatious I have ever seen.”

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Mar
15
2017

Expeditious

Expeditious (ex·pe·di·tious) adj.  Acting or done with speed and efficiency.

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Mar
14
2017

Nexus

Nexus (nex·us) n.  A means of connection; a link or tie: “The nexus between the mob and gambling.”  2. A connected series or group.  3. The core or center.

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Mar
13
2017

Placid

Placid (plac·id) adj.  1. Satisfied; complacent.  2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.

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