#WordoftheDay NIGGARDLY: ungenerous with money, time, etc.; mean; meagre and given grudgingly; penurious; grasping; greedy; avaricious; Scrooge-like; Antonyms: generous "He was not a niggard, however, in his expenditure."
#WordoftheDay ARTICULATE: having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently; eloquent; fluent; communicative; effective; persuasive; coherent; lucid; vivid; expressive; silver-tongued; vocal. Antonyms: inarticulate; hesitant; unintelligible. "A polished speaker, Jenna was able to articulate her points during any discussion."
#WordoftheDay PROPINQUITY: the state of being close to someone or something; proximity; vicinity;l vicinage; close kinship; close relationship; family connection; blood ties; consanguinity. Antonym: Distance; Remoteness. "The propinquity of the danger ahead made the scouts turn around and take a different path."
#WordoftheDay OCULAR: Of or relating to the eye; . Resembling the eye in form or function; Seen by the eye; visual; eyepiece; optic, optical; Antonym: invisible; non-visual "Ocular implants, designed to repair blindness by allowing patients to see in the normal range."
#WordoftheDay PETRIFY: make someone so frightened that they are unable to move; terror-stricken; scared/frightened to death; aghast; horror-struck; Antonyms: calm; comfort; soften; "I took it all in for a few moments and it petrified me!"
#WordoftheDay ARCHAIC: very old or old-fashioned; of an early period of art or culture; out of date; antiquated; antique; superannuated. Antonym: new; modern "Amongst Conifers the archaic genera, Ginkgo and Araucanian still persist."
#WordofTheDay Reverence: Deep respect for someone or something; Regard or treat with deep respect; Esteem; Approval; Appreciation; Estimation; Favour; Recognition; Antonym: Dishonor; Disregard; Disrespect; Dislike; Criticism; The brick tower in Pavia in which he was confined was, and still is, an object of reverence to the country people.
#WordofTheDay Disheveled: make (a person's hair or clothes) untidy; untidy; unkempt; scruffy; messy; Antonym: Clean; Tidy; Neat Jan’s disheveled look is due to the many hours she spent in her garden today
#WordOfTheDay Surreptitious: Kept Secret; clandestine; secretive; sneaky; sly; furtive; concealed; hidden; undercover. Antonym: Above Board; Honored; Authorized But no, they do it in a sneaking, underhand, surreptitious, secret manner.
Besiege: surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender; be inundated by large numbers of requests or complaints; Surround; Mob; Overwhelm Antonyms: Let go; Leave alone Collected an army to besiege the allies in Bourges.