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 21, 2019

aghast

[əˈɡast]

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

Word of the Day, November 16, 2019

besmirchment

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be·smirch

(bĭ-smûrch′)

tr.v. be·smirched, be·smirch·ing, be·smirch·es

1. To stain; sully: a reputation that was besmirched by slander.
2. To make dirty; soil.

be·smirch′er n.
be·smirch′ment n.