Wednesday September 26, 2018
Sep
14
2018

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
2018

Superfluous

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

Sep
12
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

Innervate

Innervate v. To stimulate or supply nervous energy.

Sep
07
2018

Insolent

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

Sep
06
2018

Garrulous

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

Sep
05
2018

Vacuous

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

Sep
04
2018

Agnostic

Agnostic n. A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena.

Sep
03
2018

Juxtapose

Juxtapose tr.v. 1. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. “The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso’s early drawings with some of his later works.”