Thursday January 19, 2017
Jan
07
2017

Discern

Discern; Discerning v. Perceive or recognize (something). Distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses. “Discern who is telling the truth.”

Jan
06
2017

Compendium

Compendium n. A collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject. A collection of things, esp. one systematically gathered. “Compendium of old stories gathered by topic.”

Jan
05
2017

Canonize

Canonize v. Regard as being above reproach or of great significance. “He canonized women.”

Jan
04
2017

Equivocal

Equivocal adj. Open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous. Uncertain or questionable in nature. “Congress was equivocal on its domestic spending package.”

Jan
03
2017

Audacious

Audacious; Audacity adj. Showing a willingness to take risks. “An audacious attack on the company.” Showing an impudent lack of respect. “An audacious move.”

Jan
02
2017

Obdurate

Obdurate adj. Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action. “Despite her plea, he remained obdurate.”

Jan
01
2017

Sapid

Sapid adj. Having a strong, pleasant taste; palatable. “The wine tasting was a most sapid event.” (of talk or writing) Pleasant or interesting.

Dec
31
2016

Profligate

Profligate Adj. Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. A profligate lifestyle resulted in his bankruptcy.”

Dec
30
2016

Malodorous

Malodorous adj. Smelling very unpleasant; an offensive odor. “A malodorous side of town.”

Dec
29
2016

Missive

Missive n. A written message; a letter. “He received a missive from his company manager.”

Dec
28
2016

Portent

Portent n. A sign or warning that something significant is likely to happen. “an occurrence of crucial portent.”

Dec
27
2016

Virulent

Virulent adj. Extremely severe or harmful in its effects. Bitterly hostile or antagonistic; hateful. “Virulent criticism.”