Friday September 4, 2015
Aug
25
2015

Bloviate

Bloviate i.v. To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

Aug
24
2015

Egalitarian

Egalitarian adj. Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

Aug
23
2015

Colloquialism

Colloquialism n. 1. An informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words such as “gonna” and phrases such as “ain’t nothin’” and “dead as a doornail.”

Aug
22
2015

Temerity

Temerity n. Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “No one had the temerity to question her decision.”

Aug
21
2015

Ignominious

Ignominious adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”

Aug
20
2015

Homogeneous

Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”

Aug
19
2015

Cavernous

Cavernous adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous hole; cavernous echoes.

Aug
18
2015

Diatribe

Diatribe n. 1. A bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism: “Repeated diatribes against the candidates.”

Aug
17
2015

Clandestine

Clandestine adj. 1. Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. “The CIA maintains clandestine operations in many countries.”

Aug
16
2015

Eponym

Eponym n. A person whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something, such as a city or country. “George Washington is the eponym of Washington DC.”