Word of the Day – January 25, 2020

obdurate

(ŏb′do͝o-rĭt, -dyo͝o-)

adj.

1. Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable: “Everyone in the region has been obdurate in water negotiations with everyone else” (Marq de Villiers).
2.

a. Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent: “obdurate conscience of the old sinner” (Sir Walter Scott).
b. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted: an obdurate miser.

Word of the Day – December 28, 2019

subterfuge

(sŭb′tər-fyo͞oj′)

n.

1. Deception used to achieve an end: tried to get her to sign the contract by subterfuge.
2. A deceptive stratagem or device: The meeting was a subterfuge to get him out of his office while it was searched.

[French, from Old French suterfuge, from Late Latin subterfugium, from Latin subterfugere, to escape : subter, secretly, beneath; see upo in Indo-European roots + fugere, to flee.] CITE: http://www.freedictionary.com

Word of the Day – December 21, 2019

aghast

[əˈɡast]

ADJECTIVE
  1. filled with horror or shock.
    “when the news came out they were aghast”