Word Of The Day

Effusive

Effusive adj. 1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy: “An effusive manner.” 2. Profuse; overflowing: “effusive praise.”



Epochal

1. Highly significant or important; momentous: “Epochal decisions made by the president.” 2. Without parallel: “Epochal stupidity.”



Episodic

Episodic adj. Happening at irregular intervals. “He has episodicmigraines.”



Venality

Venality n. 1. The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. 2. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain: “The venality of a corrupt judge.”



Egregious

Egregious adj. Conspicuously bad or offensive. “The judge’s conduct was egregious.”



Salient

Salient [sa·li·ent] adj.  1. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent.  “A salient argument.”



Embellish

Embellish [em·bel·lish] tr.v. 1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. 2. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth: “A dramatic account that embellished the true story.”



Analogous

Analogous [a·nal·o·gous] adj. 1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy. “The brain and the Acme 1000 supercomputer are analogous to each other.”



Indigenous

Indigenous [in·dig·e·nous] adj. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. “The cactus is indigenous to Arizona.”



Savant

Savant [sa·vant] n. A person of learning; wise or scholarly.