Wednesday September 28, 2016
Sep
16
2016

Atrocious

Atrocious adj. Horrifyingly wicked: “Atrocious cruelties.” Of a very poor quality; extremely bad or unpleasant: “Atrocious weather.”

Sep
15
2016

Endemic

Endemic adj. Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. “Malaria is endemic in tropical climates.” (n.) An endemic plant or animal.

Sep
14
2016

Paradox

Paradox n. A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. An opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion, but may be factual.

Sep
13
2016

Superfluous

Superfluous adj. Unnecessary, being beyond what is required or sufficient. “The repeated warnings were superfluous.” “Superfluous details.”

Sep
12
2016

Lascivious

Lascivious adj. Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire. “He gave her a lascivious wink.” Inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd. “The lascivious old man.”

Sep
11
2016

Masticate

Masticate v. To chew (as in food). To reduce to pulp by crushing, grinding or kneading. “The patient was unwilling to masticate or swallow his food.”

Sep
10
2016

Didactic

Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.”

Sep
09
2016

Decadent

Decadent n. A person who is luxuriously self-indulgent. (adj.) Characterized by or reflecting a state of decay or cultural decline, as in being self-indulgent or morally corrupt.

Sep
08
2016

Innervate

Innervate v. To stimulate or supply nervous energy.

Sep
07
2016

Insolent

Insolent adj. Showing a rude or arrogant lack of respect. “The child’s insolent behavior was unacceptable.”

Sep
06
2016

Garrulous

Garrulous adj. Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. “A garrulous reprimand.”

Sep
05
2016

Vacuous

Vacuous adj. Having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless: “a vacuous smile.”