Tuesday May 18, 2021
May
06
2021

Odious

Odious (o·di·ous) adj. Extremely unpleasant; repulsive. Deserving of hatred or repugnance. “The detective said it was the most odious crime she had ever seen.”

May
05
2021

Acerbic

Acerbic adj. Sharp or biting, as in character or expression. “The director occasionally allowed an acerbic tone to an otherwise subtle dialogue.”

May
04
2021

Esoteric

Esoteric adj. 1. Difficult to understand; abstruse. 2. Not publicly disclosed; confidential. 3. Of rare, special, or unusual interest. “Her software’s success was based on an esoteric programming language.”

May
03
2021

Incongruous

Incongruous adj. 1. Lacking in harmony; incompatible. 2. Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent. “A plan incongruous with reason.” 3. Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate. “She showed incongruous behavior.”

May
02
2021

Ominous

Ominous adj. Menacing; threatening. “Ominous black clouds;” “An ominous scream prior to the shooting.”

May
01
2021

Anachronism

Anachronism n. One that is out of its proper, chronological, or historical order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time. “A sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.”

Apr
30
2021

Nebulous

Nebulous adj. 1. Lacking definition or definite content. 2. Lacking definite form or limits; vague. “The test results were nebulous and determined to be unusable.”

Apr
29
2021

Exacerbate

Exacerbate transitive verb.  To make more violent, bitter, or severe; to irritate or make worse. “The continued delays were greatly exacerbated by the lack of workers on the project.”

Apr
28
2021

Temporal

Temporal adj.  Relating to, or limited by time. Lasting only for a time; not eternal.  Also: fleeting, passing, momentary, temporary, transient, short-lived. “The beneficial effects of the loan were temporal.”

Apr
27
2021

Pragmatic

Pragmatic adj.  More concerned with practical results than with theories and principles. “The CEO used a pragmatic approach to making his business a success.”

Apr
26
2021

Diminutive

Diminutive adj. Extremely small in size; tiny. A very small person or thing. “Although diminutive in stature, they were a formidable opponent;” “A diminutive report.”

Apr
25
2021

Laborious

Laborious adj.  Hard-working; industrious. Marked by or requiring long, hard work. “It was a laborious project, but they still kept it under budget.”