Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here are the Daily Word List of 17 January, 2017.
1. Dastardly (adv.): in the manner of a dastard; marked by cowardice. Wicked and cruel.
Synonyms: rotten, vile, contemptible, pusillanimous.
Use: "pirates and their dastardly deeds"
2. Corroborate(v): confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
Synonyms: confirm, verify, endorse, ratify
Use: "the witness had corroborated the boy's account of the attack"
3. Digress(v): leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing.
Synonyms: deviate, go off at a tangent, diverge
Use: "I have digressed a little from my original plan"
4. Inculpate (v): accuse or blame.
Synonyms: accuse, attack, blame
Use: "he blamed himself, but also inculpated his fiancée"
5. Phalanx (n): a body of troops or police officers standing or moving in close formation.
Synonyms: Legion, Flock, Army, Horde
Use: "six hundred marchers set off, led by a phalanx of police"
6. Vile (adj.): morally low.
Synonyms: offensive, horrid, nasty, horrible.
Use: A base, vile mind.
7. Procrustean (adj.): Enforcing strict conformity through disregard of individual differences or special circumstances.
Synonyms: generous, ruthless, abundant.
Use: The concept of an Age of Nationalism is a bit procrustean.
8. Asinine (n): failing to exercise intelligence or judgment.
Synonyms: senseless, absurd, draft, foolish, obstinate.
Use: "Lydia ignored his asinine remark"
9. Chipper (adj.): exhibiting a lively optimism.
Synonyms: cheerful, happy, lively, sprightly.
Use: he is very chipper in nature.
10. Kindle (v): set (something) on fire.
Synonyms: light, ignite, set alight, set light to, set on fire,
Use: "he kindled a fire of dry grass"