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Word Of The Day from Wordthink© 1998-2016 by Radok Corporation

Word: Obtuse
Meaning: adj. 1. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. 2. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity. “An obtuse remark.” 3. Not distinctly felt. “An obtuse pain.”

Word Of The Day from Merriam-Webster© 2016 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

Word: Assiduous
Meaning: : showing great care, attention, and effort : marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application
Example:

"Ryan Murphy …, in his last FX series before founding his Netflix empire, was also assiduous about hiring transgender actors and creative staff…." — James Poniewozik, The New York Times, 1 June 2018



Word Of The Day from The Free Dictionary© 2016 Farlex, Inc.

Word: denude
Meaning: (verb) To divest of covering; make bare.
Synonyms: strip
Usage: Rake in hand, Flora set out to denude her lawn of fallen leaves.

Word Of The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Word: Achilles’ heel or Achilles heel
Meaning: noun: A seemingly small but critical weakness in an otherwise strong position.
Usage: “The danger of being seen as courting noxious supporters is a long-standing worry for right-of-centre politicians. Preston Manning ... has argued that it is the Achilles heel of the conservative movement.”
John Geddes & Jason Markusoff; Target Andrew Scheer; Maclean’s (Toronto, Canada); Jun 2019.

See more usage examples of achille’s heel in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

Thought For The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Thought: The longest day must have its close -- the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day. -Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (14 Jun 1811-1896)