Wednesday July 18, 2018

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Jun
12
2018

Divisive

Divisive adj. Creating dissension or discord; Causing disagreement or hostility within a group so that it is likely to split. “Divisive politics.”

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Jun
11
2018

Pervasive

Pervasive adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate. “The pervasive odor of garlic.”

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Jun
10
2018

Benevolent

Benevolent adj. 1. Charitable: performing good or charitable acts and not seeking to make a profit. 2. Characterized by or suggestive of doing good; showing kindness or goodwill.

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Jun
09
2018

Truculent

Truculent adj. Eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant. “Truculent children.”

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Jun
08
2018

Garish

Garish adj. 1. Marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation; gaudy. 2. Loud and flashy. “Garish makeup.”

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Jun
07
2018

Supercilious

Supercilious adj. 1. Full of contempt and arrogance. 2. Behaving as if or showing that a person thinks they are better than other people, and that their opinions, beliefs or ideas are not important, condescending. “He spoke in... Read more

Jun
06
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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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