Tuesday July 7, 2020
Jun
13
2020

Demure

Demure adj. 1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior. “Despite her demure appearance, she is an accomplished mountain climber.”

Jun
12
2020

Divisive

Divisive adj. Creating dissension or discord; Causing disagreement or hostility within a group so that it is likely to split. “Divisive politics.”

Jun
11
2020

Pervasive

Pervasive adj. Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate. “The pervasive odor of garlic.”

Jun
10
2020

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
2020

Truculent

Truculent adj. Eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant. “Truculent children.”

Jun
08
2020

Garish

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

Jun
07
2020

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
2020

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
2020

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
2020

Precipitous

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

Jun
03
2020

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
2020

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.”