equivocate (intransitive verb): to use vague or unclear language in order to deceive or mislead someone Examples: 1. Analysts accused the president of using equivocation when he was asked tough questions regarding foreign policy. 2. Don’t equivocate or make excuses when you turn in an assignment after the deadline.
bourgeois (adjective): of or relating to the middle class of society; also could describe someone who is overly concerned with wealth, possessions, and respectable behavior Examples: In his work The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx addressed the tensions between the bourgeois class, (middle-class and affluent members of society) and the proletariat class (working-class members of society). Jane’s […]
resolution (noun): determination, a quality that makes you keep trying to do or achieve something Examples: 1. I worked hard and saved my paychecks with great resolution until I had enough money to buy a plane ticket. 2. Whenever the team started to lose hope their coach pushed them to maintain their resolution.
The word of the day today comes from an article on “Using Undicitonaried Words“. Madeupical (N as an ADJ) -related to being made up. Example: Do you use madeupical words in your daily vocabulary? Example: Crafty writers like words that are madeupical in their creative writing. Example: Don’t use madeupical words on your exams! (Your […]
lachrymose (adjective): tending to cause tears, or easily made to cry Examples: 1. I became lachrymose after the death of my grandfather, and it seemed that even the littlest of things could make me weep. 2. The professor showed clips from a lachrymose film which illustrated the heartbreaking effects of the war.