Monday July 28, 2014
Jul
18
2014

Epochal

Epochal adj. 1. Highly significant or important; momentous: “Epochal decisions made by the president.” 2. Without parallel: “Epochal stupidity.”

Jul
17
2014

Voracity

Voracity; Voracious adj. Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous. 2. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy: “A voracious reader.”

Jul
16
2014

Venality

Venality n. 1. The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. 2. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain: “The venality of a corrupt judge.”

Jul
15
2014

Egregious

Egregious adj. Conspicuously bad or offensive. “The judge’s conduct was egregious.”

Jul
14
2014

Episodic

Episodic adj. Happening at irregular intervals. “He has Episodic migraines.”

Jul
13
2014

Auspices

Auspices n.pl. 1. With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization: “Financial aid is being provided under the auspices of NATO.”

Jul
12
2014

Salient

Salient adj.  1. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent.  “A salient argument.”

Jul
11
2014

Embellish

Embellish tr.v. 1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. 2. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth: “A dramatic account that embellished the true story.”

Jul
10
2014

Analogous

Analogous adj. 1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy. “The brain and the Acme 1000 supercomputer are analogous to each other.”

Jul
09
2014

Metaphor

Metaphor n. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate something else. Example: “She was drowning in money.”