Wednesday September 26, 2018
Aug
09
2018

Nocturnal

Nocturnal adj. Occurring or coming out at night: “A nocturnal lifestyle.”

Aug
08
2018

Aesthetic

Aesthetic(s) adj. 1. Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste. 2. Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty. “The aesthetic design of the building is amazing!”

Aug
07
2018

Enervate

Enervate tr.v. 1. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality. 2. Lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor. “Prolonged exposure to the sun and dehydration enervated the desert racing team.”

Aug
06
2018

Tempestuous

Tempestuous adj. Tumultuous; stormy: “A tempestuous relationship.”

Aug
05
2018

Attrition

Attrition n. 1. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death. 2. A gradual diminution in number or strength. “The company’s attrition rate was quite high.”

Aug
04
2018

Axiom

Axiom n. 1. An established rule, principle, or law. 2. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim. 3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument.

Aug
03
2018

Prognosticate

Prognosticate tr.v. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. “The armchair quarterback tried to prognosticate the play from his recliner.”

Aug
02
2018

Insidious

Insidious adj. 1. Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner: insidious rumors; an insidious disease. 2. Beguiling but harmful; alluring: insidious pleasures.

Aug
01
2018

Apathetic

Apathetic adj. 1. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive. 2. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. “He seemed very apathetic about the company’s closure.”

Jul
31
2018

Cornucopia

Cornucopia n. A large amount of something; a great supply, an abundance: “A cornucopia of employment opportunities.”

Jul
30
2018

Solicitous

Solicitous adj. 1. Marked by or given to anxious care and often hovering attentiveness. 2. Extremely careful; meticulous: “solicitous in matters of behavior.” 3. Anxious or concerned: “a solicitous parent.”

Jul
29
2018

Attenuate

Attenuate v. 1. To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken: “The layoffs attenuated the company’s sales forecast.”