Week 2: Judicious

This week’s “Word of the Week” is judicious.  Judicious is an effective word to use when you are describing someone or something that possesses solid decision-making skills.  According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, judicious is an adjective that means “having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment.”  In other words, a judicious person, organization, or action is “prudent,” “sane,” “sensible,” and “wise.”  The adverbial form of judicious is judiciously.

Below are some examples of sentences from recent news articles that use the word judicious.

“‘There is a lack of confidence in government right now, and we’re wanting to promote that we’re trying to do things right, we’re trying to be very judicious with taxpayers money,’ he said.”
http://www.wtov9.com/news/29175520/detail.html

“Some shows follow a traditional setup-punch format, like Two And A Half Men; some shows blast birdshot made up of intense and unpredictable weirdness, like 30 Rock; and some shows rely at their best on judicious use of silences and small comedy, like The Office.”
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/09/19/140594467/2-broke-girls-cbs-bets-big-on-kat-dennings-but-the-show-lets-her-down

“Making use of a credit card judiciously will help you improve your credit score.”  http://www.dnaindia.com/money/comment_use-cards-judiciously-to-improve-credit-score_1584121

“The review, 30 years after Ohio enacted its most recent death penalty law, will make sure the current system is administered fairly, efficiently and in the most ‘judicious manner possible,’ said Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.”
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Ohio-s-top-judge-calls-for-death-penalty-review-2161796.php

“The things to do in London could never be simply summarized. London is continually home to frantic, lively activity, no matter when you visit: there is always so much for the judicious visitor to discover.”  http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/sbwire-107924.htm

For more information on the word judicious, please visit the following Web sites:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/judicious
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judicious

Works Cited:
“Judicious.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 11th Ed., 2004. Print.

 

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