Scurrilous

Scurrilous Definition: 1. making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation 2. grossly or obscenely abusive 3. using or given to coarse language; vulgar and evil If something is scurrilous, it’s meant to offend.  If you say something scurrilous about someone, your intentions are bad: you mean to damage…

Sagacious

Sagacious Definition: 1. having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd 2. intelligent and has the ability to make good decisions Someone like an inspirational leader or an expert in a field who seeks knowledge and has foresight can be described as sagacious. Vocabulary Dictionary Part of Speech (POS) adjective FYI – Why…

Capricious

Capricious Definition: 1. given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior 2. subject to, led by or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic 3. tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason Someone who is capricious often changes their mind unexpectedly. Capricious is an adjective to describe a person…

Temerity

Temerity Definition: 1. a willingness to do or say something that shocks or upsets other people 2. excessive confidence or boldness; audacity Use the noun temerity to mean the quality of being unafraid of danger or punishment. Someone who has the temerity to do something is usually considered to be bold in a foolish way….

Credulous

Credulous Definition: 1. ready to believe; especially on slight or uncertain evidence 2. having or showing too great a readiness to believe things 3. someone who is too eager to believe things, often without thinking them through If you describe someone as credulous, you have a low opinion of them because they are too ready…

Taciturn

Taciturn Definition: 1. (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little 2. temperamentally disinclined to talk 3. A person that does not say very much and can seem unfriendly Someone who is taciturn is reserved; not loud and talkative. The word itself refers to the trait of reticence, or seeming aloof and uncommunicative….

Assuage

Assuage Definition: 1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one’s grief; to assuage one’s pain. 2. to lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses) 3. to make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe: assuage her grief 4. to provide relief; causing to feel better If you…

Petulante

La palabra del día Petulante Definición: 1. Repentina, irritación especialmente por una pequeña molestia.  2. Facilmente malhumorado o irritado  3. Insolente o grosero en el hablar o modales  La palabra petulante es un adjetivo. Es una palabra que se usa para un niño malhumorado, un adulto comportándose como un niño de mal carácter o un…

Petulant

Petulant Definition: 1. moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some minor annoyance 2. easily angered or annoyed, especially in a rude way 3. insolent or rude in speech or behavior The word petulant is an adjective. It is a disapproving term used to describe a bad-tempered child, an adult behaving like an…

Confident

Confident Definition: 1. someone who is confident believes in their own abilities and does not feel nervous or frightened 2. having or showing assurance 3. full of conviction If you’re confident you are sure about something, someone, or yourself. Confident is often a word of assurance. – Vocabulary Dictionary Part of Speech (POS) adjective Below are a…