Word of the Day – May 29, 2021

dynamic[dīˈnamik]

ADJECTIVE(of a process or system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.”a dynamic economy”synonyms:modern · liberal · advanced · forward-looking · forward-thinking · go-ahead · [more](of a person) positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas.”she’s dynamic and determined”synonyms:energetic · spirited · active · lively · zestful · vital · vigorous · strong · forceful · [more]relating to the volume of sound produced by an instrument, voice, or recording.”an astounding dynamic range”electronics(of a memory device) needing to be refreshed by the periodic application of a voltage.NOUNa force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process.”evaluation is part of the basic dynamic of the project” Cite: http://www.freedictionary.com

Word of the Day – May 8, 2021

compunction

[kəmˈpəNG(k)SH(ə)n]NOUNa feeling of guilt or moral scruple that prevents or follows the doing of something bad.”spend the money without compunction” · [more]synonyms:scruples · misgivings · qualms · worries · unease · uneasiness · hesitation · hesitancy · doubts · reluctance · reservations · guilt · feelings of guilt · guilty conscience · pangs/twinges of conscience · remorse · regret · contrition · contriteness · self-reproach · repentance · penitence

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Word of the Day – May 1, 2021

preposition

prep·​o·​si·​tion | \ ˌpre-pə-ˈzi-shən  \

Definition of preposition

a function word that typically combines with a noun phrase to form a phrase which usually expresses a modification or predicationOther Words from prepositionFrequently Asked Questions About prepositionExample SentencesLearn More about preposition

Other Words from preposition

prepositional \ ˌpre-​pə-​ˈzish-​nəl  , ˌpre-​pə-​ˈzi-​shə-​nᵊl \ adjectiveprepositionallyadverb

What exactly is a preposition?

A preposition is a word—and almost always a very small, very common word—that shows direction (to in “a letter to you”), location (at in “at the door”), or time (by in “by noon”), or that introduces an object (of in “a basket of apples”). Prepositions are typically followed by an object, which can be a noun (noon), a noun phrase (the door), or a pronoun (you). Cite: http://www.freedictionary.com

Word of the Day – April 24, 2021

contempt

  (kən-tĕmpt′)n.1. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.2. The state of being despised or dishonored: was held in contempt by his former friends.3. Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body. Cite: http://www.freedictionary.com

Word of the Day – April 3, 2021

chisel

[ˈCHizəl]NOUNa long-bladed hand tool with a beveled cutting edge and a plain handle that is struck with a hammer or mallet, used to cut or shape wood, stone, metal, or other hard materials.VERBcut or shape (something) with a chisel.”carefully chisel out a groove for the hinge”synonyms:cut · carve · shape · fashion · form · chip · hammer · sculpt · sculpture · model · whittle · rough-hewinformalNORTH AMERICANcheat or swindle (someone) out of something.”he’s chiseled me out of my dues”synonyms:swindle · defraud · cheat · fleece · gull · rip off · screw · do · rook · diddle · take for a ride · skin · clip · gyp · gouge · bunco · rush CITE: http://www.freedictionary.com

Word of the Day – March27, 2021

salient

[ˈsālyənt]ADJECTIVEmost noticeable or important.”it succinctly covered all the salient points of the case”synonyms:important · main · principal · major · chief · primary · notable · noteworthy · [more](of an angle) pointing outward.The opposite of re-entrant.heraldry(of an animal) standing on its hind legs with the forepaws raised, as if leaping.NOUNa piece of land or section of fortification that juts out to form an angle.

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