Obstinate adjective AHB-stuh-nut What It Means Obstinate at its most basic means "stubborn." It describes people who refuse to change their behavior or ideas in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion, and it describes things that are not easily fixed, removed, or dealt with. // The project that had been the group's main focus for weeks was … Continue reading Word of the Day – Obstinate
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Word of the Day – Sapient
Sapient adjective SAY-pee-unt What It Means Sapient is a formal word that means “possessing or expressing great wisdom.” // She was grateful to have in her mentor an ever-reliable source of sapient career advice. See the entry > SAPIENT In Context “Many wise and sapient social historians have written on the American cult, and invention, of the weekend. It was only … Continue reading Word of the Day – Sapient
Word of the Day – Hobbyhorse
Hobbyhorse noun HAH-bee-horss What It Means Hobbyhorse usually refers to a topic that someone dwells on, returning to again and again, especially in conversation. // The so-called “Curse of the Bambino” was a favorite hobbyhorse of my Red Sox-loving grandfather until the team finally won the World Series in 2004. See the entry > HOBBYHORSE In Context “In the … Continue reading Word of the Day – Hobbyhorse
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