Word Of The Day
(17th November 2018)
Abrogate v. Repeal or do away with a law, right, or agreement. “To abrogate a law.”
(16th November 2018)
Credulous; Credulity adj. A tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true. “A credulous rumor.”
(15th November 2018)
Opprobrious adj. Disgraceful; shameful. “His actions were opprobrious.”
(14th November 2018)
Sentient adj. Characterized by sensation and consciousness. Able to perceive or feel things: “Sentient life forms.”
(13th November 2018)
Officious adj. Assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, esp. with regard to petty or trivial matters. Intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering. “The officious man is widely disliked.”
(12th November 2018)
Propensity n. An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. “He has a propensity for clear thinking.”
(11th November 2018)
Antipathy n. A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion. “His antipathy for first wife dates back to his divorce.”
(10th November 2018)
Sycophant n. A person who acts attentively toward someone in order to gain advantage; a servile flatterer.
(9th November 2018)
Perfidious adj. Deceitful and untrustworthy. “A perfidious relationship.”
(8th November 2018)
Evocative; Evocate adj. Bringing strong memories, images, or feelings to mind.
(7th November 2018)
Magnanimous adj. Very generous or forgiving, particularly toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.
(6th November 2018)
Voracious adj. An eager approach to an activity; Wanting or devouring great quantities of something or somebody: “She has a voracious appetite for life.”
(5th November 2018)
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.”
(4th November 2018)
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
(3rd November 2018)
Taciturn adj. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. “Today the normally taciturn man would not stop talking.”
(2nd November 2018)
Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.”
(1st November 2018)
Contentious adj. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. Involving a heated argument. “The terms of the agreement remain contentious between the parties.”
(31st October 2018)
Lugubrious adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.”
(30th October 2018)
Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He pontificates at great length in political matters.”
(29th October 2018)
Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.”
(28th October 2018)
Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “He seemed dubious about the idea.”
(27th October 2018)
Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.”
(26th October 2018)
Ambivalent; Ambivalence adj. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “She has ambivalent feelings about the relationship.”
(25th October 2018)
Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”
(24th October 2018)
Reciprocal; Reciprocate adj. Done or performed in return: “Reciprocal respect.”
(23rd October 2018)
Frugal; Frugality adj. Economical with regard to money or food. Simple and plain that costs very little: “A frugal meal.”
(22nd October 2018)
Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”
(21st October 2018)
Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.”
(20th October 2018)
Incendiary adj. Designed to cause fires. “An incendiary device.”
(19th October 2018)
Dismal adj Gloomy. Depressing; dreary. “The business was a dismal failure;” “Dismal weather.”
(18th October 2018)
Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.”
(17th October 2018)
Provenance n. The beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin. The place of origin or earliest known history of something. “An exquisite vase of Chinese provenance.”
(16th October 2018)
Tepid adj. Showing little enthusiasm: “The president had a tepid response to the proposal.”
(15th October 2018)
Efficacious adj. Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. “Efficacious treatment for the disease.”
(14th October 2018)
Incorrigible adj. Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. “His bad habits were incorrigible.”
(13th October 2018)
Malicious adj. Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. “Malicious rumors.”
(12th October 2018)
Bromide n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. “Her speech contained the usual bromides about teamwork.” A tiresome or dull person; a bore.
(11th October 2018)
Labyrinth n. A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. “Exploring the labyrinth of waterways.” An intricate and confusing arrangement.
(10th October 2018)
Abstruse adj. Difficult to understand; obscure. “An abstruse argument presented by the lawyers.”
(9th October 2018)
Veracity n. Conformity to facts; accuracy. “What is the veracity of these allegations.” Habitual truthfulness. “Her veracity and character.”
(8th October 2018)
Sardonic adj. Grimly mocking or cynical. “His sardonic smile.”
(7th October 2018)
Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.”
(6th October 2018)
Spurious adj. Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. “Spurious claims.”
(5th October 2018)
Vitiate v. Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of. “The government programs were vitiated by excessive red tape.” Destroy or impair the legal validity of.
(4th October 2018)
Predacious adj. Predatory; Given to victimizing, plundering, or destroying for one’s own gain. “A victim of predacious behavior.”
(3rd October 2018)
Capacious adj. Having a lot of space inside; roomy. “A capacious closet.”
(2nd October 2018)
Vitriol; Vitriolic n. Cruel, bitter, scathing criticism; Abusive feeling or expression. “A vitriolic tone of voice.”
(1st October 2018)
Alchemy n. 1. A power or process of transforming something common into something special. 2. An inexplicable or mysterious process by which paradoxical results are achieved with no obvious rational explanation.
(30th September 2018)
Repugnant adj. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive.
(29th September 2018)
Salacious adj. Treating sexual matters in an indecent way. Lustful; lecherous: “A salacious grin.”
(28th September 2018)
Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”
(27th September 2018)
Caprice n. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.
(26th September 2018)
Existential adj. (1) Of or relating to existence. (2) Concerned with existence, esp. human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism. “An existential threat.”
(25th September 2018)
Facetious adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
(24th September 2018)
Tactile adj. (1) Of or connected with the sense of touch. (2) Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: “A tactile keyboard.”
(23rd September 2018)
Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. “It was a propitious time to leave the party without offending the host.” (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.
(22nd September 2018)
Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.
(21st September 2018)
Determinate adj. Having exact and discernible limits or form.
(20th September 2018)
Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).
(19th September 2018)
Luminous adj. Bright or shining, esp. in the dark. Glowing with health, vigor, or a particular emotion: “Her eyes were luminous with joy.”
(18th September 2018)
Austerity n. (1) Sternness or severity of manner or attitude. (2) Extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance.
(17th September 2018)
Abysmal adj. Extremely bad; appalling. “The results were pretty abysmal;” “Abysmal failure.”
(16th September 2018)
Atrocious adj. Horrifyingly wicked: “Atrocious cruelties.” Of a very poor quality; extremely bad or unpleasant: “Atrocious weather.”
(15th September 2018)
Endemic adj. Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. “Malaria is endemic in tropical climates.” (n.) An endemic plant or animal.
(14th September 2018)
Paradox n. A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. An opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion, but may be factual.
(13th September 2018)
Superfluous adj. Unnecessary, being beyond what is required or sufficient. “The repeated warnings were superfluous.” “Superfluousdetails.”
(12th September 2018)
Lascivious adj. Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire. “He gave her a lascivious wink.” Inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd. “The lascivious old man.”
(11th September 2018)
Masticate [mas·ti·cate] v. To chew (as in food). To reduce to pulp by crushing, grinding or kneading. “The patient was unwilling to masticate or swallow his food.”
(10th September 2018)
Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.”
(9th September 2018)
Innervate v. To stimulate or supply nervous energy.
(8th September 2018)
Decadent n. A person who is luxuriously self-indulgent. (adj.) Characterized by or reflecting a state of decay or cultural decline, as in being self-indulgent or morally corrupt.
(7th September 2018)
Agnostic [ag·nos·tic] n. A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena.
(6th September 2018)
Garrulous [gar·ru·lous] adj. Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. “A garrulousreprimand.”
(5th September 2018)
Vacuous adj. Having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless: “a vacuous smile.”
(4th September 2018)
Rhetorical [rhe·tor·i·cal] adj. Of or relating to rhetoric. Characterized by language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.
(3rd September 2018)
Juxtapose [jux·ta·pose] tr.v. 1. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. “The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso’s early drawings with some of his later works.”
(2nd September 2018)
Assuage [uh·sweyj] v. 1. To make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: “to assuageone’s pain.” 2. to appease, satisfy, or relieve: “To assuage one’s hunger.” 3. to soothe or calm: “To assuage his fears;” “To assuage her anger.”
(1st September 2018)
Fastidious [fas·tid·i·ous] adj. 1. Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. 2. excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: “A fastidious eater.” 3. Very concerned about matters of cleanliness.
(31st August 2018)
Vacillate [vac·il·late] v. Alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive. “Her tendency to vacillate made her a poor director.”
(30th August 2018)
Tenacious [te·na·cious] adj. 1. Not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object that one holds, a position, or a principle: “A tenacious hold.” 2. Not easily dispelled or discouraged; persisting in existence or in a course of action: “A tenacious legend.”
(29th August 2018)
Obvious Synonyms: apparent, definite Antonyms: obscure, uncertain Sentence: The new guest smiled in return but gave no overt sign of knowing the man.