Words of the Day

Apotheosis
ə-ˌpä-thē-ˈō-səs
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Ancient Greek
1

The best point in something’s development

2

A perfect example

3

The act of raising someone to a divine level

Examples of Apotheosis in a sentence

“Her work with lab rats is the apotheosis of cancer research in the scientific community.”

“He is the apotheosis of kindness, treating everyone with dignity and respect.”

 

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Portentous
pȯr-ˈten-təs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin
1

Relating to a serious matter; ominous

2

Performed in a pompous manner in an effort to impress

3

Self-important to the point of pompousness

Examples of Portentous in a sentence

“The portentous skyscraper was impossible to ignore.”

“The ‘Keep Out’ sign was a portentous warning.”

 

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Gibbous
gi-bəs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Middle English
1

Convex

2

Bulging or protruding

3

In astronomy, seen with more than half but not all of the apparent disk illuminated

Examples of Gibbous in a sentence

“We sat around the fire and watched the gibbous moon rise.”

“The gibbous designs in his art were reminiscent of a waning moon.”

 

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Parsimonious
pär-sə-ˈmō-nē-əs
adjective
1

Reluctant to spend money

2

Extremely frugal

3

Highly reserved; restrained

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Mellifluous
me-ˈli-flə-wəs
adjective
1

Flowing smoothly; rich

2

Sweetened with honey or something similar

3

Sounding pleasant

Examples of Mellifluous in a sentence

“The singer’s mellifluous voice put the crowd at ease.”

“The mellifluous confections at the bakery reminded me of my grandma’s recipes.”

 

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Minacious
adjective
mə̇ˈnāshəs
1

Menacing or threatening

2

Dangerous or worthy of fear

Examples of Minacious in a sentence

“The minacious leader struck fear in the hearts of his subordinates.”

“Her minacious reputation ensured the classroom fell silent as soon as she entered.”

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Inspissate
in-ˈspi-ˌsāt
verb
1

To make thicker; congeal

2

To increase in density

Examples of Inspissate in a sentence

“Attempts to inspissate the cake batter led to it becoming far too thick.”

“I’m not sure what material inspissates honey to make it so thick, but I like it.”

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