Tuesday June 18, 2019

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Jun
06
2019

Systemic

Systemic adj. Relating to or common to a system. A problem, risk, or change that is a basic one, experienced by the whole of a system or organization and not just particular parts of it. “The systemic risks... Read more

Jun
05
2019

Hubris

Hubris n. 1. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. 2. A strong belief in a person’s own importance. “He was disciplined for his hubris.”

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Jun
04
2019

Precipitous

Precipitous adj. Done rashly: acting too quickly and without sufficient thought. “Excessive spending caused the precipitous demise of the company.”

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Jun
03
2019

Specificity

Specificity n. 1. The condition or state of being specific rather than general. “His input added a desirable note of specificity to the discussion.”

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Jun
02
2019

Avarice

Avarice n. Immoderate desire, greed for wealth: an unreasonably strong desire to obtain and keep money. “His life was consumed by ambition and avarice.”

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Jun
01
2019

Extrapolate

Extrapolate v.tr. To infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information. “He extrapolated the historical data to determine the projected outcome.”

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May
31
2019

Prolific

Prolific adj. Productive: Producing abundant works or results. “A prolific artist.” “A prolific writer.”

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May
30
2019

Haughty

Haughty adj. Condescending: behaving in a superior, condescending, or arrogant way. “He always seemed haughty in company meetings.”

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May
29
2019

Synergism

Synergism n. Interaction of discrete agencies or conditions where the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual parts. “The directors saw considerable synergism in the business merger.” (also Synergy).

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May
28
2019

Extemporaneous

Extemporaneous adj. 1. Unrehearsed. Done or said without advance preparation or thought; impromptu. 2. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text: “An extemporaneous speech.”

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May
27
2019

Furtive

Furtive adj. 1. Marked by quiet, caution or secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. “A furtive kiss.” 2. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious. “A furtive attempt to take control of the business.”

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May
26
2019

Anecdotal

Anecdotal adj. Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis: “There is anecdotal evidence that the stock will soon double in price.”

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