WORD GENIUS

Word Genius

WORD OF THE DAY

Esurient

i-ˈsu̇r-ē-ənt
adjective
1

Hungry

2

Greedy

Examples of Esurient in a sentence

“He skipped breakfast, so by lunch he was positively esurient.”

“Don’t be so esurient when it comes to money — there’s dignity in having what you need and no more.”

 

Word Genius
WORD OF THE DAY

Lambent

ˈlam-bənt
adjective
1

Glowing softly

2

Gently glimmering

Examples of Lambent in a sentence

“The lambent flickering of the campfire lulled us all into a peaceful doze.”

“Massage parlors try to use lambent light to soothe clients.”

 

WORD OF THE DAY

Otiose

ō-shē-ˌōs
adjective
1

Having no real purpose

2

Useless; pointless

Examples of Otiose in a sentence

“With the invention of the iPod, my CD collection has been rendered otiose.”

“The shed was filled with otiose tools that should have been thrown away long ago.”

 

WORD OF THE DAY

Sesquipedalian

se-skwə-pə-ˈdāl-yən
adjective
1

Describing a word with lots of syllables

2

Overly wordy; verbose

Examples of Sesquipedalian in a sentence

“His use of many sesquipedalian phrases didn’t make him sound smarter — just full of himself.”

“He’s a good teacher, but sometimes he tends to be so sesquipedalian that no one can understand him.”

 

 

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