Saturday November 22, 2014
Nov
12
2014

Propensity

Propensity n. An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. “He has a propensity for clear thinking.”

Nov
11
2014

Antipathy

Antipathy n. A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion. “His antipathy for first wife dates back to his divorce.”

Nov
10
2014

Sycophant

Sycophant n. A person who acts attentively toward someone in order to gain advantage; a servile flatterer.

Nov
09
2014

Perfidious

Perfidious adj. Deceitful and untrustworthy. “A perfidious relationship.”

Nov
08
2014

Evocative

Evocative; Evocate adj. Bringing strong memories, images, or feelings to mind.

Nov
07
2014

Magnanimous

Magnanimous adj. Very generous or forgiving, particularly toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.

Nov
06
2014

Voracious

Voracious adj. An eager approach to an activity; Wanting or devouring great quantities of something or somebody: “She has a voracious appetite for life.”

Nov
05
2014

Insular

Insular adj. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or people outside a person’s own experience. “An insular taste in music.” Lacking contact with other people. “She seemed too insular to leave her house.”

Nov
04
2014

Accommodate

Accommodate; Accommodating v. Provide lodging or sufficient space for. “The room will accommodate ten people.” Fit in with the wishes or needs of another: “It’s difficult to accommodate his new management style.”

Nov
03
2014

Taciturn

Taciturn adj. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. “Today the normally taciturn man would not stop talking.”