Word Of The Day Archive 6

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1/21/20: seminal (sem-uh-nl ), adj.

3. highly original; having possibilities of future development.

IN A SENTENCE: Wilson came up with the seminal idea of wearing clean underwear every day.

1/15/20: extraneous (ik-strey-nee-uhs), adj.

2. not pertinent, irrelevant.

IN A SENTENCE: Candace got drunk and paid $452 for an extraneous raccoon tattoo.

1/8/20: altruistic (al-troo-is-tik), adj.

1. unselfishly concerned; devoted to the welfare of others.

IN A SENTENCE: Carlos's altruistic nature means he only commits arson on vacated properties.

1/2/20: iniquitous (ih-nik-wi-tuhs), adj.

1. wicked; sinful.

IN A SENTENCE: Security ruined Perry's iniquitous plan to potty all over Donna's wedding dress. 

12/29/19: nefarious (ni-fair-ee-uhss), adj.

1. wicked or villainous.

IN A SENTENCE: Arnold somehow executed the nefarious prank of gluing Lee to the urinal.

12/25/19: ubiquitous (yoo-bik-wi-tuh s), adj.

1. existing or being everywhere, especially at once.

IN A SENTENCE: Rhonda ended her date with Clyde early because of the ubiquitous smell of butt in his home.


 

12/21/19: infidel (in-fi-dl), adj.

4. not accepting a particular faith; without religious faith.

IN A SENTENCE: Danielle has been an infidel ever since a seagull pooped her hair outside church.

12/13/19: nebulous (neb-yuh-luh s), adj.

1. vague, indistinct, confused.

IN A SENTENCE: Roland gave a nebulous reason for the unpleasant odor coming from his closet.

12/8/19: avuncular (uh-vuhng-kyuh-ler), adj.

1. relating to or characteristic of an uncle.

IN A SENTENCE: Alan's avuncular manner pays off when he's lurking somewhere he shouldn't be.

11/28/19: aquiver (uh-kwiv-er), adj.

2.  trembling, quivering.

IN A SENTENCE: Anita moved around aquiver for hours after Scott's cold hands touched her spine.

11/19/19: trite (trahyt), adj.

1. repeated too often, overfamiliar through overuse.

IN A SENTENCE: Weston sat through another trite speech from Sandra about not licking her while she sleeps.


 

11/8/19: prosaic (proh-zey-ik), adj.

1.  dull or unimaginative.

IN A SENTENCE: It was out of Lucy's prosaic character to spray-paint the side of a horse.

10/29/19: tremulous (trem-yuh-luhs), adj.

2.  timid, fearful.

IN A SENTENCE: Alaina's tremulous whispering ruined her shot at joining choir. 

10/21/19: vituperate (vahy-too-puh-reyt), v.

1.  to use, or address with, harsh or abusive language.

IN A SENTENCE: Gene is known to vituperate anyone who interrupts him during Sesame Street. 

10/15/19: sycophant (sik-uh-fuhnt), n.

1.  a self-seeking flatterer; a yes-man or flunky.

IN A SENTENCE: Olga shouldn't have asked her sycophant if pulling down Marlon's zipper was okay.

10/1/19: upbraid (uhp-breyd), v.

1.  to find fault with or reproach severely.

IN A SENTENCE: Leah had to upbraid Lance for putting his tongue in her sister's ear.

9/25/19: plaudits (plaw-dits), n.

1.  an enthusiastic expression of approval.

IN A SENTENCE: Ernesto gave plaudits to Cammy when she finally brushed her teeth for once.

9/12/19: contravene (kon-truh-veen), v.

2.  to violate, infringe or transgress.

IN A SENTENCE: Rick will contravene social norms such as entering occupied dressing rooms.

9/3/19: truculent (truhk-yuh-luhnt), v.

3.  aggressively hostile; belligerent.

IN A SENTENCE: When drunk, Hope becomes mean and truculent, but it's tolerated since she shares the booze.