Tuesday May 31, 2016
May
19
2016

Plethora

Plethora n. A superabundance; an excessive amount or number: “Upon returning from the trip, she had a plethora of calls to make.”

May
18
2016

Ephemeral

Ephemeral adj. 1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “The ephemeral nature of fashion trends.” 2. Living or lasting only for a day, as with certain plants or insects.

May
17
2016

Myriad

Myriad adj.  Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable: “The myriad snowflakes in the winter.”

May
16
2016

Dogmatic

Dogmatic adj. 1. Expressing rigid opinions; Prone to expressing strongly held beliefs and opinions. “A dogmatic speech.” 2. Asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated.

May
15
2016

Capricious

Capricious adj.  Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable. “He’s such a capricious boss I never know how he’ll react.”

May
14
2016

Gregarious

Gregarious adj. 1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. “She is a gregarious, outgoing person.”

May
13
2016

Visceral

Visceral adj. 1. Instinctual: proceeding from instinct rather than from reasoned thinking or intellect. “A visceral business decision.” 2. Emotional: characterized by or showing crude or elemental emotions.

May
12
2016

Auspicious

Auspicious adj. Marked by success; prosperous. Suggesting a positive and successful future. “An auspicious time to purchase the stock.”

May
11
2016

Pensive

Pensive adj. Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful. Expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness. “She was feeling pensive after seeing an old boyfriend.”

May
10
2016

Cognitive

Cognitive adj. 1. Relating to the process of acquiring knowledge by the use of reasoning, intuition, or perception. 2. Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge. “A Cognitive model for success.”

May
09
2016

Specious

Specious adj.  1. Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious. “A specious argument.” 2. Deceptively attractive.

May
08
2016

Quixotic

Quixotic adj. 1. Idealistic without regard to practicality; impractical. 2. Impulsive: tending to act on whims or impulses. “It was clearly a quixotic case against the defendant.”