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.
每日一词:Hubris(2017-11-06)2017-11-06
The company's failure was ultimately brought on by the hubris of its founder.
每日一词:Dally(2017-11-05)2017-11-05
He dithered and dallied, avoiding his work for as long as possible.
每日一词:Tocsin(2017-11-04)2017-11-04
A coalition of parents was sounding the tocsin for the school music program—if voters didn't approve a tax increase, the program was sure to be axed.
每日一词:Fauve(2017-11-03)2017-11-03
Fauve colors brought sizzle back to tableware, but could you really eat off a Rorschach of orange, black and pink? Julie V. Iovine, The New York Times Magazine,14 Mar.1993
每日一词:Heliolatry(2017-11-01)2017-11-01
Archeologists believe that the members of the ancient civilization practiced heliolatry because each temple faced east, toward the rising sun.
每日一词:Beltane(2017-10-31)2017-10-31
Although Beltane celebrates the approach of summer, those attending the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, are warned to dress for the cool weather that is typical of early spring there.
每日一词:Gormandize(2017-10-30)2017-10-30
People stuff themselves, they gorge, they gormandize; their fingers are greasy from morning to night. Philippe Sagant, The Dozing Shaman,1996
每日一词:Velleity(2017-10-29)2017-10-29
Definition1 : the lowest degree of volition2 : a slight wish or tendency : inclinationExamplesSamuel sometimes mentions that he would like to go back
每日一词:Contiguous(2017-10-28)2017-10-28
Definition1 : being in actual contact : touching along a boundary or at a point2 : adjacent 2 - used of angles3 : next or near in time or sequence4 :
每日一词:Genius(2017-10-27)2017-10-27
An airplane mechanic in World War II, my father had a genius for anything mechanical. He would overhaul an engine at the drop of a hat. Jack McCall, The Hartsville (Tennessee) Vidette,28 Apr.2016
每日一词:Flounder(2017-10-26)2017-10-26
The four Royal Air Force pilots ditched their broken bomber and dropped into the North Sea, near Britain. It was February 23,1942…. Floundering in the frigid water, the pilots released their last hope: a tiny, bedraggled carrier pigeon named Winkie. Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post,9 June 2016
每日一词:Limpid(2017-10-25)2017-10-25
Definition1 a : marked by transparency : pellucidb : clear and simple in style2 : absolutely serene and untroubledExamplesFrom where we stood we could
每日一词:Equanimity(2017-10-24)2017-10-24
Definition1 : evenness of mind especially under stress2 : right disposition : balanceExamplesThe most successful athletes find a way to maintain equan
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