Saturday, April 25, 2009
word a day#15
Yet again another word related to my week. This is fun. I get to be cryptic and we all get to learn a word!
facile |ˈfasəl|adjective1 (esp. of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.• (of a person) having a superficial or simplistic knowledge or approach : a man of facile and shallow intellect.2 (of success, esp. in sports) easily achieved; effortless : a facile victory.• acting or done in a quick, fluent, and easy manner : he was revealed to be a facile liar.DERIVATIVESfacilely |ˈfasəl(l)ē| |ˈføsəl(l)i| adverbfacileness |ˈføsəlnəs| nounORIGIN late 15th cent. (in the sense [easily accomplished] ): from French, or from Latinfacilis ‘easy,’ from facere ‘do, make.’