Sunday February 16, 2020
Feb
04
2020

Recidivate

Recidivate; Recidivism intr. v. To return to a previous pattern of behavior. Relapse: go back to bad or criminal behavior. “The convictions for those over sixty are unlikely to recidivate.”

Feb
03
2020

Potentate

Potentate n. One who has the power and position to rule over others: A monarch or ruler. “Industrial potentates.”

Feb
02
2020

Nascent

Nascent adj. Recently coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential. Not yet fully developed; emerging. “The business remains nascent but very promising.”

Feb
01
2020

Surreptitious

Surreptitious adj. Kept secret, particularly because it would not be approved of. “His surreptitious drug habit could land him in jail.”

Jan
31
2020

Peevish

Peevish adj. Easily irritated, particularly by unimportant things. “He was peevish around smokers.”

Jan
30
2020

Brusque

Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. “Her boss gave a brusque reply.”

Jan
29
2020

Congruent

Congruent; Congruous adj. In agreement or harmony. Suitable; appropriate. “The company’s operations were congruent with its business plan.”

Jan
28
2020

Churlish

Churlish adj. Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way. “It was rather churlish of him to complain about the small donations.”

Jan
27
2020

Empathy

Empathy; Empathetic adj. The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another. “Her doctor was empathetic to her condition.”

Jan
26
2020

Efficacy

Efficacy n. The ability to produce a desired or intended result. “The efficacy of the new marketing plan has not been proven.”

Jan
25
2020

Amorphous

Amorphous adj. Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable. “The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.”

Jan
24
2020

Gourmand

Gourmand n. A person who enjoys eating and often eats too much; gluttonous. A connoisseur of good food. “The traveling gourmand seldom passed up a restaurant.”