16 May 2011

Aaand the definitions are...

1. Alacrity: eager and enthusiastic willingness
2. Hackneyed: rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
3. Specious: seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive; plausible but false
4. Garrulous: given to much talking, tediously chatty
5. Trenchant: sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
6. Obfuscate: to deliberately obscure; to make confusing

Clearly, I need to start studying the dictionary and quit relying on Google to do the work for me :)


  1. See! I missed the dictionary definition for 2 of them and only got the contextual usage. sigh...

  2. That's still better than how I did. I can't say I'd even heard the word trenchant before, lol.

  3. Oh good! Was right on all of them, although I don't think I could have explained the meaning of any of them so precisely.

  4. Holy crap, I'm stupid.

    I didn't even know those words existed let alone know how to define them. Crud. I need to yank out a dictionary now and again and spruce up my vocabulary.