Word of the Day: clandestine

Pronunciation: [klan-DES-tin]

Definition(s): characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment,especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Brittany told her husband she was going on a business trip for the weekend, but instead planned a clandestine retreat to a hotel with her new man.

Synonyms: covert, hidden, concealed

Antonyms: honest, known, public

Word of the Day: atrabilious

Pronunciation: [a-truhBIL -yuh s]

Definition(s):  gloomy; morose; melancholy; morbid.

2. irritable; bad-tempered; splenetic.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Funerals have an atrabilious feel due to the sadness of losing a loved one.

Synonyms: crestfallen, despondent, spiritless, mopis, cheerless

Antonyms: cheerful, elated, heartened, joyous, spirited

Word of the Day: mellifluous

Pronunciation: [muhLIF-loo-uh s]

Definition(s): sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Harpist’s mellifluous string plucks generate music often heard at formal dinners.

Synonyms: fluid, pleasing, soothing, harmonious,

Antonyms: disagreeable, cacophonous, discordant, dissonant, harsh

Word of the Day: laconic

Pronunciation: [luh-KON-ik]

Definition(s): using  few words; expressing much in few words; concise

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Laconic speakers often get their focal points across while maintaining one’s attention because they do not ramble.

Synonyms: brief, concise, crisp, succinct

Antonyms: long-winded, verbose, rambling

Word of the Day: opprobrious

Pronunciation: [uh-PHOH-bree-uh s]

Definition(s): outrageously disgraceful or shameful:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: After being convicted of stealing from charity, John’s opprobrious behavior resulted in a 7 year prison sentence.

Synonyms: dishonorable, ignominious, deceitful, despicable, inglorious, scandalous

Antonyms: ethical, honorable, respectable, trustworthy

Word of the Day: frenetic

Pronunciation: [fruh-NET-ik]

Definition(s): frantic; frenzied.

Part of Speech: During the holiday season, retail stores often have frenetic pace and chaotic atmosphere.

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Synonyms: hyper, fanatical

Antonyms: calm, peaceful, balanced

Word of the Day: corpulent

Pronunciation: [KAWR-pyuh-luh nt]

Definition(s): large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Little exercising and lots of eating leads to a corpulent body structure.

Synonyms: burly,obese, beefy, heavy, hefty, plump, rotund

Antonyms: skinny, slender, slim, thin

Word of the Day: pusillanimous

Pronunciation: [pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muh s]

Definition(s): lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: People who avoid solving conflicts are usually pusillanimous in spirit.

Synonyms: afraid, gutless, chicken

Antonyms: fearless, resolute, undaunted

Word of the Day: duple

Pronunciation: [DOO-puh l, DYOO-]

Definition(s):  having two parts; double; twofold.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Bunk beds are a duple bedding system usually composed of two twin size beds.

Synonyms: dual, binary, twin, duplicate, binary

Antonyms: single, singular

Word of the Day: Blithe

Pronunciation: [blahyth, blahyth]

Definition(s): joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful:
2. without thought or regard; carefree; heedless:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Once given a popsicle, the blithe child ran around the yard with it.

Synonyms: carefree, cheerful, vivacious, gleeful

Antonyms: depressed, worried, lethargic, unhappy, sad