Monthly Archives: September 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Sep
30

weaken

wi k@n transitive verb definition:  to make weak or weaker; to cause to lose strength. example:  The illness had weakened her a great deal, and it still took great effort to walk. example:  He added some water to weaken the taste of the…

Sep
30

florid

flo rihd adjective 1. of the skin, red or ruddy in color. He was a man of florid complexion. 2. highly ornamented; flowery; elaborate. She finds his writing lush and poetical, but I find it too florid and keep wishing he’d move the…

Sep
29

prolix

pro lIks or pro lIks 1. wordy and boringly long. I skipped over the more prolix descriptive passages. 2. inclined to lengthy speech or writing. His prolix tendencies make me impatient. edit

Sep
29

stymy

staI mi transitive verb definition:  throw an obstacle in the way of (something or someone); to impede or thwart. example:  The town council stymied the developer’s plans. example:  She had ability as a skater, but she was stymied by lack of money to pay…

Sep
28

malefactor

mae lih faek t@r noun definition:  one who commits a crime or does evil; criminal or wrongdoer. example:  The police were eager to bring the malefactor to justice. example:  Society does not easily forgive violent malefactors. example:  Some of the malefactors were imprisoned…