Thursday December 18, 2014
Dec
08
2014

Precocious

Precocious adj. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.”

Dec
07
2014

Assertive

Assertive adj. 1.Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured. “She is an assertive businesswoman.”

Dec
06
2014

Ethereal

Ethereal adj. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible. “Her fragrance lingered in the room, an ethereal reminder of her presence.” 2. Highly refined; delicate. “Ethereal beauty.”

Dec
05
2014

Avuncular

Avuncular adj. Kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person. “An avuncular manner.” Of or relating to an uncle.

Dec
04
2014

Licentious

Licentious adj. Promiscuous and unprincipled. Lacking moral discipline. “The judge treated her in a most licentious manner.”

Dec
03
2014

Eviscerate

Eviscerate v. Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content. “The compromise eviscerated the proposed agreement.”

Dec
02
2014

Abate

Abate v. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen. “The wind finally abated.”

Dec
01
2014

Futile

Futile adj. Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless. “All of his attempts to rectify the situation proved futile.”

Nov
30
2014

Ingratiate

Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”

Nov
29
2014

Titular

Titular adj. Relating to or constituting a title. “The titular head of the business.”