Sunday January 20, 2019

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Jan
08
2019

Tangential

Tangential adj. Superficially relevant; divergent. Diverging from a previous course or line; erratic. “He took credit for anything tangentially related to their work.”

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Jan
07
2019

Discern

Discern; Discerning v. Perceive or recognize (something). Distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses. “Discern who is telling the truth.”

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Jan
06
2019

Compendium

Compendium n. A collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject. A collection of things, esp. one systematically gathered. “Compendium of old stories gathered by topic.”

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Jan
05
2019

Canonize

Canonize v. Regard as being above reproach or of great significance. “He canonized women.”

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Jan
04
2019

Equivocal

Equivocal adj. Open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous. Uncertain or questionable in nature. “Congress was equivocal on its domestic spending package.”

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Jan
03
2019

Audacious

Audacious; Audacity adj. Showing a willingness to take risks. “An audacious attack on the company.” Showing an impudent lack of respect. “An audacious move.”

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Jan
02
2019

Obdurate

Obdurate adj. Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action. “Despite her plea, he remained obdurate.”

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Jan
01
2019

Sapid

Sapid adj. Having a strong, pleasant taste; palatable. “The wine tasting was a most sapid event.” (of talk or writing) Pleasant or interesting.

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Dec
31
2018

Profligate

Profligate Adj. Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. A profligate lifestyle resulted in his bankruptcy.”

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Dec
30
2018

Malodorous

Malodorous adj. Smelling very unpleasant; an offensive odor. “A malodorous side of town.”

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Dec
29
2018

Missive

Missive n. A written message; a letter. “He received a missive from his company manager.”

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Dec
28
2018

Portent

Portent n. A sign or warning that something significant is likely to happen. “an occurrence of crucial portent.”

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