Word of the Day Archives

[Prior Week]

Formative [for·ma·tive] adj.  Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child.

Ostentatious [os·ten·ta·tious] adj.  Characterized by or given to pretentiousness.

Expeditious [ex·pe·di·tious] adj.  Acting or done with speed and efficiency.

Nexus [nex·us] n.pl.  A means of connection; a link or tie: The nexus between the mob and gambling.  2. A connected series or group.  3. The core or center.

Placid [plac·id] adj.  1. Satisfied; complacent.  2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.

Lucid [lu·cid] adj.  1. Easily understood; intelligible.  2. Mentally sound; sane or rational.  3. Translucent or transparent.

Demonstrable [de·mon·stra·ble] adj.  1. Capable of being demonstrated or proved: "demonstrable truths."  2. Obvious or apparent: "demonstrable lies."

Plagiarize [pla·gia·rize] v.  1. To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.  2.To appropriate for use as one's own passages or ideas from another.