Friday January 24, 2020
Dec
19
2019

Obsequious

Obsequious adj. Obedient or attentive to an excessive degree. “The obsequious service resulted in an excellent tip.”

Dec
18
2019

Elegiac

Elegiac adj. Having a mournful quality. “An elegiac poem.”

Dec
17
2019

Colloquial

Colloquial (ism) adj. (of language) Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary. “His lecture was quite engaging due to his colloquial speech.”

Dec
16
2019

Ignoble

Ignoble adj. Not honorable in character or purpose; shameful. “An ignoble act.”

Dec
15
2019

Tenuous

Tenuous adj. Very weak or slight; insubstantial. “A tenuous argument.”

Dec
14
2019

Ostracize

Ostracize v. Exclude (someone) from a society or group. “She felt ostracized by society.”

Dec
13
2019

Irascible

Irascible adj. Characterized by or arising from anger. (of a person) Easily made angry. “He was always irascible and quick to get into a fight.”

Dec
12
2019

Nescient

Nescient; Nescience adj. Lacking knowledge; ignorant. “His nescience of the topic was obvious.”

Dec
11
2019

Acrid

Acrid adj. Having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell. Angry and bitter. “An acrid odor filled the room.”

Dec
10
2019

Elucidate

Elucidate v. Make (something) clear; explain. “The presentation will help to elucidate the project.”

Dec
09
2019

Contrite

Contrite adj. 1. Arising from sense of guilt: done or said out of a sense of guilt or remorse. 2. Very sorry: genuinely and deeply sorry about something. “He was suitably contrite.”

Dec
08
2019

Precocious

Precocious adj. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.”