Wednesday July 18, 2018
Jul
06
2018

Progeny

Progeny n.pl. 1. Something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue. 2. A result of creative effort; a product.

Jul
05
2018

Causative

Causative adj. 1. Indicative that the subject causes an act to be performed or a condition to come into being. “A causative factor of war.”

Jul
04
2018

Ambivalence

Ambivalence n. 1. Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow. 2. The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.

Jul
03
2018

Litigious

Litigious adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation.
Tending to engage in lawsuits. A litigious celebrity.

Jul
02
2018

Gratuitous

Gratuitous adj. 1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned. 2. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: A gratuitous remark.

Jul
01
2018

Aplomb

Aplomb n.  Self-confident assurance, skill, and poise – especially in difficult or challenging circumstances.

Jun
30
2018

Secular

Secular adj. 1. Worldly rather than spiritual. 2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body. “A secular book.”

Jun
29
2018

Arduous

Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long and arduous process.”

Jun
28
2018

Antithesis

Antithesis n.pl. 1. Direct contrast; opposition. 2. The direct or exact opposite. “Hope is the antithesis of despair.”

Jun
27
2018

Oxymoron

Oxymoron n.pl. A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.”

Jun
26
2018

Pervicacious

Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Jun
25
2018

Accoutrement

Accoutrement n. Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity. The General dressed for battle in shining accoutrements.”