Wednesday August 24, 2016
Aug
12
2016

Impugn

Impugn tr.v. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: “To impugn a political opponent’s record.”

Aug
11
2016

Erudite

Erudite adj. Deep, extensive learning. “He has a reputation as an erudite intellectual with a deep understanding of the issues.”

Aug
10
2016

Gothic

Gothic adj. 1. Relating to an architectural style reflecting the influence of the medieval Gothic. 2. Relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents.

Aug
09
2016

Nocturnal

Nocturnal adj. Occurring or coming out at night: “A nocturnal lifestyle.”

Aug
08
2016

Aesthetic

Aesthetic(s) adj. 1. Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste. 2. Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty. “The aesthetic design of the building is amazing!”

Aug
07
2016

Enervate

Enervate tr.v. 1. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality. 2. Lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor. “Prolonged exposure to the sun and dehydration enervated the desert racing team.”

Aug
06
2016

Tempestuous

Tempestuous adj. Tumultuous; stormy: “A tempestuous relationship.”

Aug
05
2016

Attrition

Attrition n. 1. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death. 2. A gradual diminution in number or strength. “The company’s attrition rate was quite high.”

Aug
04
2016

Axiom

Axiom n. 1. An established rule, principle, or law. 2. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim. 3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument.

Aug
03
2016

Prognosticate

Prognosticate tr.v. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. “The armchair quarterback tried to prognosticate the play from his recliner.”

Aug
02
2016

Insidious

Insidious adj. 1. Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner: insidious rumors; an insidious disease. 2. Beguiling but harmful; alluring: insidious pleasures.

Aug
01
2016

Apathetic

Apathetic adj. 1. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive. 2. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. “He seemed very apathetic about the company’s closure.”