Tuesday July 26, 2016
Jul
14
2016

Episodic

Episodic adj. Happening at irregular intervals. “He has episodic migraines.”

Jul
13
2016

Auspices

Auspices n.pl. 1. With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization: “Financial aid is being provided under the auspices of NATO.”

Jul
12
2016

Salient

Salient adj.  1. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent.  “A salient argument.”

Jul
11
2016

Embellish

Embellish tr.v. 1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. 2. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth: “A dramatic account that embellished the true story.”

Jul
10
2016

Analogous

Analogous adj. 1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy. “The brain and the Acme 1000 supercomputer are analogous to each other.”

Jul
09
2016

Metaphor

Metaphor n. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate something else. Example: “She was drowning in money.”

Jul
08
2016

Indigenous

Indigenous adj. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. “The cactus is indigenous to Arizona.”

Jul
07
2016

Savant

Savant n. A person of learning; wise or scholarly.

Jul
06
2016

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
2016

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
2016

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
2016

Litigious

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