Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Sep
24
2014

profuse

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prə fyus

adjective

1. abundant or numerous; plentiful.
He admired the profuse growth of the roses he’d been tending so carefully.
The food at the party was profuse, but the guests seemed more interested in drinking.

2. given or giving generously or to excess.
He was profuse in his apologies.

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Sep
23
2014

spirited

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spi rih tihd

adjective

full of vigor, courage, or enthusiasm.
She gave a spirited performance.

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Sep
22
2014

valiant

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vael yənt

adjective

1. showing or characterized by courage in both spirit and action; brave; heroic.
It is a story of valiant knights and noble deeds.

2. determined or praiseworthy.
Although they failed, they put in a valiant effort.

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Sep
19
2014

bedevil

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bə de vəl

to annoy or harass devilishly; torment.
The problems of running the dilapidated school bedeviled the principal.

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Sep
18
2014

moribund

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mo rih bənd

adjective

near death or extinction; dying.
Pollution had caused the river’s ecosystem to fall into a moribund state.
The community is attempting to revive a moribund tradition.

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