Monday December 11, 2017
Nov
05
2017

Insular

Insular adj. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or people outside a person’s own experience. “An insular taste in music.” Lacking contact with other people. “She seemed too insular to leave her house.”

Nov
04
2017

Accommodate

Accommodate; Accommodating v. Provide lodging or sufficient space for. “The room will accommodate ten people.” Fit in with the wishes or needs of another: “It’s difficult to accommodate his new management style.”

Nov
03
2017

Taciturn

Taciturn adj. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. “Today the normally taciturn man would not stop talking.”

Nov
02
2017

Excoriate

Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.”

Nov
01
2017

Contentious

Contentious adj. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. Involving a heated argument. “The terms of the agreement remain contentious between the parties.”

Oct
31
2017

Lugubrious

Lugubrious adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.”

Oct
30
2017

Pontificate

Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He pontificates at great length in political matters.”

Oct
29
2017

Corpulent

Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.”

Oct
28
2017

Dubious

Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “He seemed dubious about the idea.”

Oct
27
2017

Slavish

Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.”

Oct
26
2017

Ambivalent

Ambivalent; Ambivalence adj. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “She has ambivalent feelings about the relationship.”

Oct
25
2017

Reciprocal

Reciprocal; Reciprocate adj. Done or performed in return: “Reciprocal respect.”