Friday January 24, 2020
Jan
12
2020

Ardent

Ardent adj. Enthusiastic or passionate. “He is an ardent sports fan.”

Jan
11
2020

Vituperative

Vituperative adj. Bitter and abusive. “The critic’s vituperative review was needlessly harsh.”

Jan
10
2020

Servile

Servile adj. Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others. “She wrote a servile letter to her upset neighbor.”

Jan
09
2020

Phalanx

Phalanx n. A group of people or things of a similar type forming a compact body or brought together for a common purpose. “A phalanx of lawyers took charge of the case.”

Jan
08
2020

Tangential

Tangential adj. Superficially relevant; divergent. Diverging from a previous course or line; erratic. “He took credit for anything tangentially related to their work.”

Jan
07
2020

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
2020

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
2020

Canonize

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

Jan
04
2020

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
2020

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
2020

Obdurate

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

Jan
01
2020

Sapid

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