# 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…


# Word for the Day

A good sense of understanding and trust rapport   Rapport is a good sense of understanding and trust. If you have good rapport with your neighbors, they won’t mind if you kick your ball onto their property every now and then.   If you have rapport with someone, you two communicate with trust and sympathy. The word is…


# Word for the Day

  When you have an interest in something… keen   If you have a keen interest in something, you are really, really into it. Keen is an adjective that describes something that is intense, sharp, or focused.   The adjective keen comes from the Old English word cene that translates to “bold and brave” and while the spelling is now really different, the…