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Word of the Day: incorrigible

in·cor·ri·gi·ble adjective \(ˌ)in-ˈkr-ə-jə-bəl, –ˈkär-\: not able to be corrected or changed

Full Definition of INCORRIGIBLE

:  incapable of being corrected or amended: as

a (1) :  not reformable :  depraved (2) :  delinquent

b :  not manageable :  unruly

c :  unalterable, inveterate

in·cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty noun
incorrigible noun
in·cor·ri·gi·ble·ness noun
in·cor·ri·gi·bly adverb

Related to INCORRIGIBLE

Synonyms
hopeless, incurable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable, irretrievable, unrecoverable, unredeemable
Antonyms
curable, reclaimable, recoverable, redeemable, reformable, remediable, retrievable, savable (or saveable)
Related Words
irreparable, irreversible, uncorrectable; unencouraging, unpromising; impenitent, unreformed, unregenerate, unrepentant
Near Antonyms
reversible; encouraging, promising; penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorry; correctable, fixable, rectifiable, repairable, reparable, salvable, salvageable

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Word of the Day: behemoth

be·he·moth noun, often attributive \bi-ˈhē-məth, ˈbē-ə-məth, -ˌmäth, -ˌmȯth\: something very big and powerful

Full Definition of BEHEMOTH

1often capitalized:  a mighty animal described in Job 40:15–24 as an example of the power of God

2:  something of monstrous size, power, or appearance <a behemoth truck>

Examples of BEHEMOTH

  1. <the newest SUV is a gas-guzzling behemoth that doesn’t even fit in a standard parking space>

Origin of BEHEMOTH

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew bĕhēmōth

First Known Use: 14th century

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Word of the Day: degenerate

de·gen·er·ate adjective \di-ˈjen-rət, -ˈje-nə-, dē-\: having low moral standards : not honest, proper, or good

Full Definition of DEGENERATE
1
a:  having declined or become less specialized (as in nature, character, structure, or function) from an ancestral or former state

b:  having sunk to a condition below that which is normal to a type; especially:  having sunk to a lower and usually corrupt and vicious state

c:  degraded

2:  being mathematically simpler (as by having a factor or constant equal to zero) than the typical case degenerate hyperbola>
3:  characterized by atoms stripped of their electrons and by very great density <degenerate matter>; also:  consisting of degenerate matter <a degenerate star>
4:  having two or more states or subdivisions <degenerate energy level>
5:  having more than one codon representing an amino acid; also:  being such a codon
de·gen·er·ate·lyadverb
de·gen·er·ate·nessnoun
Examples of DEGENERATE

  1. He criticizes what he believes is a degenerate society.
  2. <a degenerate society in which people had no sense of being citizens, only consumers>

Origin of DEGENERATE

Middle English degenerat, from Latin degeneratus, past participle of degenerare to degenerate, from de- + gener-, genus race, kind  — more at kin

First Known Use: 15th century
Related to DEGENERATE

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