|1 Jul 2014||carapace|
- The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
- Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.
|30 Jun 2014||dubiety|
- The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
- A matter of doubt
|29 Jun 2014||exegete|
A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
|28 Jun 2014||corroborate|
To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
|27 Jun 2014||revenant|
One who returns after death (as a ghost) or after a long absence.
|26 Jun 2014||confute|
To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.
|25 Jun 2014||insensate|
- Lacking sensation or awareness; inanimate.
- Lacking human feeling or sensitivity; brutal; cruel.
- Lacking sense; stupid; foolish.
|24 Jun 2014||bagatelle|
- A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
- A short, light musical or literary piece.
- A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.
|23 Jun 2014||prepotency|
- The quality or condition of having superior power, influence, or force; predominance.
- (Biology) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring.
|22 Jun 2014||stasis|
- A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
- Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
|21 Jun 2014||torpid|
- Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
- Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
- Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
|20 Jun 2014||camarilla|
A group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.
|19 Jun 2014||roseate|
- Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
- Resembling a rose especially in color.
|18 Jun 2014||fanfaronade|
- Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
|17 Jun 2014||relegate|
- To assign to an inferior position, place, or condition.
- To assign to an appropriate category or class.
- To assign or refer (a matter or task, for example) to another for appropriate action.
- To send into exile; to banish.
|16 Jun 2014||quorum|
- Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
- A select group.
|15 Jun 2014||diaphanous|
- Of such fine texture as to allow light to pass through; translucent or transparent.
- Vague; insubstantial.
|14 Jun 2014||peregrination|
A traveling from place to place; a wandering.
|13 Jun 2014||factotum|
A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.
|12 Jun 2014||equivocate|
To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.
|11 Jun 2014||intractable|
- Not easily governed, managed, or directed; stubborn; obstinate; as, "an intractable child."
- Not easily wrought or manipulated; as, "intractable materials."
- Not easily remedied, relieved, or dealt with; as, "intractable problems."
|10 Jun 2014||malfeasance|
Wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.
|9 Jun 2014||disconcert|
- To disturb the composure of.
- To throw into disorder or confusion; as, "the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy."
|8 Jun 2014||busker|
A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.
|7 Jun 2014||importunate|
Troublesomely urgent; overly persistent in request or demand; unreasonably solicitous.
|6 Jun 2014||apostasy|
Total desertion or departure from one's faith, principles, or party.
|5 Jun 2014||bumptious|
Crudely, presumptuously, or loudly self-assertive.
|4 Jun 2014||immure|
- To enclose within walls, or as if within walls; hence, to shut up; to
imprison; to incarcerate.
- To build into a wall.
- To entomb in a wall.
|3 Jun 2014||coeval|
Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.
|2 Jun 2014||prelapsarian|
Pertaining to or characteristic of the time or state before the Fall.
|1 Jun 2014||monomania|
- Pathological obsession with a single subject or idea.
- Excessive concentration of interest upon one particular subject or idea.
|31 May 2014||lineament|
- One of the outlines, exterior features, or distinctive marks of a body or figure, particularly of the face.
- A distinguishing or characteristic feature; -- usually in the plural.
|30 May 2014||extirpate|
- To pull up by the stem or root.
- To destroy completely.
- To remove by surgery.
|29 May 2014||pari passu|
At an equal pace or rate.
|28 May 2014||temerity|
Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
|27 May 2014||deleterious|
Harmful; destructive; pernicious.
|26 May 2014||sesquipedalian|
- Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
- Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
|25 May 2014||ribald|
Characterized by, or given to, vulgar humor; coarse.
|24 May 2014||concomitant|
Accompanying; attendant; occurring or existing concurrently.
|23 May 2014||refulgent|
Shining brightly; radiant; brilliant; resplendent.
|22 May 2014||cynosure|
- Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction.
- That which serves to guide or direct.
- [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which contains the North Star; also, the North Star itself.
|21 May 2014||intransigent|
Refusing to compromise; uncompromising.
|20 May 2014||cupidity|
Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.
|19 May 2014||afflatus|
A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration.
|18 May 2014||facetious|
- Given to jesting; playfully jocular.
- Amusing; intended to be humorous; not serious.
|17 May 2014||wastrel|
- A person who wastes, especially one who squanders money; a
- An idler; a loafer; a good-for-nothing.
|16 May 2014||nadir|
- [Astronomy]. The point of the celestial sphere directly opposite the zenith and directly below the observer.
- The lowest point; the time of greatest depression or adversity.
|15 May 2014||hirsute|
Covered with hair; set with bristles; shaggy; hairy.
|14 May 2014||appurtenance|
- An adjunct; an accessory; something added to another, more important thing.
- [Plural]. Accessory objects; gear; apparatus.
- [Law]. An incidental right attached to a principal property right for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance.
|13 May 2014||polymath|
A person of great or varied learning; one acquainted with various subjects of study.