Friday October 24, 2014
Oct
14
2014

Malicious

Malicious adj. Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. “Malicious rumors.”

Oct
13
2014

Doleful

Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”

Oct
12
2014

Bromide

Bromide n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. “Her speech contained the usual bromides about teamwork.” A tiresome or dull person; a bore.

Oct
11
2014

Labyrinth

Labyrinth n. A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. “Exploring the labyrinth of waterways.” An intricate and confusing arrangement.

Oct
10
2014

Abstruse

Abstruse adj. Difficult to understand; obscure. “An abstruse argument presented by the lawyers.”

Oct
09
2014

Veracity

Veracity n. Conformity to facts; accuracy. “What is the veracity of these allegations.” Habitual truthfulness. “Her veracity and character.”

Oct
08
2014

Sardonic

Sardonic adj. Grimly mocking or cynical. “His sardonic smile.”

Oct
07
2014

Pejorative

Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.”

Oct
06
2014

Spurious

Spurious adj. Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. “Spurious claims.”

Oct
05
2014

Vitiate

Vitiate v. Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of. “The government programs were vitiated by excessive red tape.” Destroy or impair the legal validity of.