Friday November 24, 2017

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Nov
12
2017

Propensity

Propensity n. An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. “He has a propensity for clear thinking.”

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Nov
11
2017

Antipathy

Antipathy n. A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion. “His antipathy for first wife dates back to his divorce.”

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Nov
10
2017

Sycophant

Sycophant n. A person who acts attentively toward someone in order to gain advantage; a servile flatterer.

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Nov
09
2017

Perfidious

Perfidious adj. Deceitful and untrustworthy. “A perfidious relationship.”

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Nov
08
2017

Evocative

Evocative; Evocate adj. Bringing strong memories, images, or feelings to mind.

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Nov
07
2017

Magnanimous

Magnanimous adj. Very generous or forgiving, particularly toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.

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Nov
06
2017

Voracious

Voracious adj. An eager approach to an activity; Wanting or devouring great quantities of something or somebody: “She has a voracious appetite for life.”

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Nov
05
2017

Insular

Insular adj. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or people outside a person’s own experience. “An insular taste in music.” Lacking contact with other people. “She seemed too insular to leave her house.”

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Nov
04
2017

Accommodate

Accommodate; Accommodating v. Provide lodging or sufficient space for. “The room will accommodate ten people.” Fit in with the wishes or needs of another: “It’s difficult to accommodate his new management style.”

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Nov
03
2017

Taciturn

Taciturn adj. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. “Today the normally taciturn man would not stop talking.”

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Nov
02
2017

Excoriate

Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.”

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Nov
01
2017

Contentious

Contentious adj. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. Involving a heated argument. “The terms of the agreement remain contentious between the parties.”

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