每日一词:Stolid(2017-12-09)2017-12-09
The stolid detective spoke to the witness in a precise, unequivocal manner.
每日一词:Hector(2017-12-08)2017-12-08
The judge sternly ordered the attorney to stop hectoring the witness.
每日一词:Fret(2017-12-07)2017-12-07
You shouldn't fret so much over your wardrobe, Liza said. You look great no matter what you wear.
每日一词:Tranche(2017-12-06)2017-12-06
JPMorgan Chase must retain 5% of each tranche, or class, of notes to be issued by the trust…. The bank must also comply with disclosure and reporting requirements introduced for securitization…. Allison Bisbey, The American Banker,17 Mar.2016
每日一词:Nescience(2017-12-05)2017-12-05
Fallacious statements, which I will be generous and attribute to nescience and not to deliberate equivocation, include the following examples…. H. B. Bud Thompson, The Fresno (California) Bee,26 Sept.2009
每日一词:Homily(2017-12-04)2017-12-04
The calendar features serene photographs captioned by inspirational proverbs and homilies.
每日一词:Dally(2017-12-03)2017-12-03
He dithered and dallied, avoiding his work for as long as possible.
每日一词:Untoward(2017-12-02)2017-12-02
I eyed the stranger suspiciously, but I had to admit that there was nothing untoward about his appearance.
每日一词:Nadir(2017-11-30)2017-11-30
Only once the novel's protagonist reaches her nadir does she arouse the reader's empathy, and we root for her to climb back to respectability.
每日一词:Welter(2017-11-29)2017-11-29
As debris weltered in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, the landfill company River Birch Inc. used helicopter tours to argue against the government's reopening of Old Gentilly Landfill in eastern New Orleans. Richard Rainey
每日一词:Dolorous(2017-11-28)2017-11-28
With his dolorous songs about hard-bitten people down on their luck, Johnny Cash garnered legions of fans across generations.
每日一词:Venerate(2017-11-27)2017-11-27
In William Shakespeare's classic, the Romans venerate their leader, but Brutus sees that Julius Caesar may be too powerful for the good of the nation. Chris Kocher, The Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York),10 Mar.2016
每日一词:Ramshackle(2017-11-26)2017-11-26
The yard was sectioned off by a ramshackle wooden fence that was just barely held together with chicken wire.
每日一词:Ersatz(2017-11-25)2017-11-25
Definition: being a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitationExamplesIf I'm going to eat ice cream, I want the real thing, not some non-
每日一词:Hermetic(2017-11-24)2017-11-24
The infomercial claimed that the new containers used modern technology to guarantee a hermetic seal that would keep food fresh for months.
每日一词:Ideate(2017-11-23)2017-11-23
Jocelyn used the lunch hour at the education seminar to talk with other teachers and ideate new activities to use in the classroom.
每日一词:Benign(2017-11-21)2017-11-21
No doubt the history of this genial, white-haired American emigre was benign, but, still, I remember wondering about his real story, as distinct from the one he was telling me. Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune,29 July 2013
每日一词:Amicable(2017-11-20)2017-11-20
Tim and Audrey's relationship remained amicable even after they broke up.
每日一词:Quincunx(2017-11-19)2017-11-19
The sculptures in the square were arranged in a quincunx with the outer ones marking the perimeter and the middle one serving as the centerpiece.
每日一词:Tactile(2017-11-18)2017-11-18
The keyboard has good tactile feedback, and the touch pad is responsive without being too twitchy. Bruce Brown, PC Magazine,20 Feb.2001
每日一词:Gust(2017-11-11)2017-11-11
He was pleased to find his own importance, and he tasted the sweets of companionship with more gust than he had yet done. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Godolphin,1833
每日一词:Plinth(2017-11-10)2017-11-10
An empty plinth remains where the statue of the toppled dictator once commanded.
每日一词:Licit(2017-11-09)2017-11-09
The program subsidizes farmers growing licit crops, such as rubber, cassava, and cocoa.
每日一词:Eminently(2017-11-08)2017-11-08
The candidate is so eminently qualified that it is difficult to imagine why she would not get the position.
每日一词:Crackerjack(2017-11-07)2017-11-07
She is a crackerjack athlete who excels in soccer and softball.
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