Friday October 19, 2018

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Oct
07
2018

Pejorative

Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.”

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Oct
06
2018

Spurious

Spurious adj. Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. “Spurious claims.”

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Oct
05
2018

Vitiate

Vitiate v. Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of. “The government programs were vitiated by excessive red tape.” Destroy or impair the legal validity of.

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Oct
04
2018

Predacious

Predacious adj. Predatory; Given to victimizing, plundering, or destroying for one’s own gain. “A victim of predacious behavior.”

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Oct
03
2018

Capacious

Capacious adj. Having a lot of space inside; roomy. “A capacious closet.”

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Oct
02
2018

Vitriol

Vitriol; Vitriolic n. Cruel, bitter, scathing criticism; Abusive feeling or expression. “A vitriolic tone of voice.”

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Oct
01
2018

Alchemy

Alchemy n. 1. A power or process of transforming something common into something special. 2. An inexplicable or mysterious process by which paradoxical results are achieved with no obvious rational explanation.

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Sep
30
2018

Salacious

Salacious adj. Treating sexual matters in an indecent way. Lustful; lecherous: “A salacious grin.”

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Sep
29
2018

Indolent

Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”

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Sep
28
2018

Caprice

Caprice n. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.

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Sep
27
2018

Existential

Existential adj. (1) Of or relating to existence. (2) Concerned with existence, esp. human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism. “An existential threat.”

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Sep
26
2018

Facetious

Facetious adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

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