Friday August 7, 2020
Jul
02
2020

Gratuitous

Gratuitous adj. 1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned. 2. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: A gratuitous remark.

Jul
01
2020

Aplomb

Aplomb n.  Self-confident assurance, skill, and poise – especially in difficult or challenging circumstances.

Jun
30
2020

Secular

Secular adj. 1. Worldly rather than spiritual. 2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body. “A secular book.”

Jun
29
2020

Arduous

Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long and arduous process.”

Jun
28
2020

Antithesis

Antithesis n.pl. 1. Direct contrast; opposition. 2. The direct or exact opposite. “Hope is the antithesis of despair.”

Jun
27
2020

Oxymoron

Oxymoron n.pl. A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.”

Jun
26
2020

Pervicacious

Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Jun
25
2020

Accoutrement

Accoutrement n. Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity. The General dressed for battle in shining accoutrements.”

Jun
24
2020

Vernacular

Vernacular n. The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region. An idiomatic word, phrase, or expression. The idiom of a particular trade or profession: “In the legal vernacular.”

Jun
23
2020

Paradigm

Paradigm n. A typical example or pattern of something; a model. “The economic paradigm was flawed.”

Jun
22
2020

Deciduous

Deciduous adj. Not permanent or lasting; ephemeral. “The fire created a deciduous outlook for the company.”

Jun
21
2020

Pedantic

Pedantic adj. 1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules. “A pedantic attention to details.”