Thursday June 22, 2017
Jun
10
2017

Benevolent

Benevolent adj. 1. Charitable: performing good or charitable acts and not seeking to make a profit. 2. Characterized by or suggestive of doing good; showing kindness or goodwill.

Jun
09
2017

Exponential

Exponential adj. Characterized by an extremely rapid increase (as in size or extent). “The company enjoyed an exponential growth rate.”

Jun
08
2017

Garish

Garish adj. 1. Marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation; gaudy. 2. Loud and flashy. “Garish makeup.”

Jun
07
2017

Supercilious

Supercilious adj. 1. Full of contempt and arrogance. 2. Behaving as if or showing that a person thinks they are better than other people, and that their opinions, beliefs or ideas are not important, condescending. “He spoke in a haughty, supercilious voice.”

Jun
06
2017

Systemic

Systemic adj. Relating to or common to a system. A problem, risk, or change that is a basic one, experienced by the whole of a system or organization and not just particular parts of it. “The systemic risks of the investment.”

Jun
05
2017

Hubris

Hubris n. 1. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. 2. A strong belief in a person’s own importance. “He was disciplined for his hubris.”

Jun
04
2017

Precipitous

Precipitous adj. Done rashly: acting too quickly and without sufficient thought. “Excessive spending caused the precipitous demise of the company.”

Jun
03
2017

Specificity

Specificity n. 1. The condition or state of being specific rather than general. “His input added a desirable note of specificity to the discussion.”

Jun
02
2017

Avarice

Avarice n. Immoderate desire, greed for wealth: an unreasonably strong desire to obtain and keep money. “His life was consumed by ambition and avarice.”

Jun
01
2017

Extrapolate

Extrapolate v.tr. To infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information. “He extrapolated the historical data to determine the projected outcome.”

May
31
2017

Prolific

Prolific adj. Productive: Producing abundant works or results. “A prolific artist.” “A prolific writer.”

May
30
2017

Haughty

Haughty adj. Condescending: behaving in a superior, condescending, or arrogant way. “He always seemed haughty in company meetings.”