# Word for the Day

“Emotionally purging” cathartic   A movie, play, or song that makes you cry is called cathartic. Most good writers try to create work that causes you to experience a strong rush of emotion.   If you’ve been feeling like you need a good cry, you should watch a cathartic movie like Bambi — or any film that’s sure…



# Word for the Day

“Overly flattering”   unctuous   You might know the idea of the adjective unctuous by other words like “oily,” “smarmy,” or overly “flattering.” When a person is unctuous, you can’t trust their kindness, because they usually want something in return.   Interestingly, unctuous is derived from the Latin unctus which means “anointed with oil,” which is where the “oily” connotation comes from. Unctuous and…