Friday November 24, 2017

Archive for the ‘Daily Word’ Category

Oct
19
2017

Onerous

Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.”

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Oct
18
2017

Provenance

Provenance n. The beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin. The place of origin or earliest known history of something. “An exquisite vase of Chinese provenance.”

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Oct
17
2017

Tepid

Tepid adj. Showing little enthusiasm: “The president had a tepid response to the proposal.”

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Oct
16
2017

Efficacious

Efficacious adj. Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. “Efficacious treatment for the disease.”

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Oct
15
2017

Incorrigible

Incorrigible adj. Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. “His bad habits were incorrigible.”

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Oct
14
2017

Malicious

Malicious adj. Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. “Malicious rumors.”

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Oct
13
2017

Doleful

Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”

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Oct
12
2017

Bromide

Bromide n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. “Her speech contained the usual bromides about teamwork.” A tiresome or dull person; a bore.

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Oct
11
2017

Labyrinth

Labyrinth n. A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. “Exploring the labyrinth of waterways.” An intricate and confusing arrangement.

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Oct
10
2017

Abstruse

Abstruse adj. Difficult to understand; obscure. “An abstruse argument presented by the lawyers.”

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Oct
09
2017

Veracity

Veracity n. Conformity to facts; accuracy. “What is the veracity of these allegations.” Habitual truthfulness. “Her veracity and character.”

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Oct
08
2017

Sardonic

Sardonic adj. Grimly mocking or cynical. “His sardonic smile.”

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