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

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Word of the Day: facetious

Pronunciation: [fuh-SEE-shuh s]

Definition(s): not meant to be taken seriously or literally:
2. lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential,amusing, or frivolous:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: The comedian was being facetious when he said he robbed a bank in broad daylight.

Synonyms: whimsical, sarcastic, playful

Antonyms: serious, formal, unfunny

Word of the Day: picayune

Pronunciation: [pik-ee-YOON, pik-uh-]

Definition(s): of little value or account; small; trifling:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Many people consider pennies to be picayune and throw them away.

Synonyms: minor, puny, slight, inconsequential

Antonyms: broad, immense, comprehensive 

Word of the Day: preponderant

Pronunciation: [pri-PON-der-uh nt]

Definition(s):  superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Having a degree is a preponderant factor when jobs consider possible candidates of employment.

Synonyms: dominant, significant

Antonyms: insignificant, trivial, petty

Word of the Day: opulent

Pronunciation: [OP-yuh-luhnt]

Definition(s):  wealthy, rich, or affluent.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Due to old age, the incorrigible elderly man believed his way was the right way, because he’s always done it that way

Synonyms: abundant, copious,

Antonyms: economic, small. poor

Word of the Day: incorrigible

Pronunciation: [in-KAWR-i-juh-buhl]

Definition(s):  impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.
2.firmly fixed; not easily changed:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Due to old age, the incorrigible elderly man believed his way was the right way, because he’s always done it that way

Synonyms: hardened. uncorrectable, disobedient

Antonyms: fickle, manageable, obedient

Word of the Day: demure

Pronunciation: [dih-myoor]

Definition(s): characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: The demure high school boy has to muster up his courage and ask  Janice to the prom, if he wants a date.

Synonyms: reserved, shy, coy

Antonyms: bold, aggressive, outgoing

Word of the Day: litigious

Pronunciation: [li-TIJ-uhs]

Definition(s): inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Someone who likes to play “devils advocate” in a situation will show litigious qualities.

Synonyms: contentious, quarrelsome, disputable, combative

Antonyms: —

 

Word of the Day: bosky

Pronunciation: [BOS-kee]

Definition(s): covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: The gardens of abandoned houses often have a bosky appearance.

Synonyms: —

Antonyms: —

Word of the Day: perspicuous

Pronunciation: [per-SPIK-yoo-uhs]

Definition(s): clearly expressed or presented; lucid.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Authoritarian parents perspicuously outline their expectations for school and chores.

Synonyms: apparent, distinct, transparent, unblurred

Antonyms: obscure, unclear, vague