|9 Apr 2014||Zeitgeist|
(Often capitalized) The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
|29 Mar 2016||yen|
A strong desire or inclination; a longing.
|27 Jul 2014||xenophobia|
Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.
|20 Aug 2015||wunderkind|
A child prodigy; one who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
|21 Dec 2016||wraith|
- An apparition of a living person seen before death; hence, an apparition; a specter; a ghost.
- A shadowy or insubstantial form, appearance, or representation of something.
Indulgence in idle daydreaming.
|8 Sep 2014||woebegone|
- Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful.
- Being in a sorry condition; dismal-looking; dilapidated; run-down.
|13 Oct 2015||wizened|
Dried; shriveled; withered; shrunken; as, a wizened old man.
|27 Jun 2016||wiseacre|
One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a would-be wise person; a smart aleck.
|23 Jan 2015||winsome|
- . Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.
- . Causing joy or pleasure; gladsome; pleasant.
|23 Dec 2014||Whig|
(in American History)
(a) A friend and supporter of the American Revolution; --
opposed to Tory, and Royalist.
(b) One of the political party in the United States from
about 1829 to 1856, opposed in politics to the
|9 Apr 2015||wheedle|
- to entice by soft words; to cajole; to
flatter; to coax
- to gain or get by flattery or guile
|18 Oct 2014||wayworn|
|25 Oct 2016||waylay|
- To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
- To approach or stop (someone) unexpectedly.
|17 May 2014||wastrel|
- A person who wastes, especially one who squanders money; a
- An idler; a loafer; a good-for-nothing.
|28 Dec 2015||wan|
- Having a pale or sickly hue; pale; pallid.
- Lacking vitality, as from weariness, illness, or unhappiness; feeble.
- Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
|25 Mar 2016||wag|
A humorous person; a wit; a joker.
|10 Nov 2016||votary|
- One who is devoted, given, or addicted to some particular pursuit, subject, study, or way of life.
- A devoted admirer.
- A devout adherent of a religion or cult.
- A dedicated believer or advocate.
|28 Oct 2016||voluptuary|
A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.
|8 Jan 2014||voluble|
- Characterized by a ready flow of speech.
- Easily rolling or turning; rotating.
- (Botany) Having the power or habit of turning or twining.
|21 Dec 2013||volte-face|
An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion.
|27 Mar 2014||vociferous|
Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
|10 Jun 2015||vivify|
- To endue with life; to make to be living; to animate.
- To make more lively or intense.
- The act or an instance of speaking abusively to or about.
- Sustained and severely abusive language.
|19 Feb 2015||vituperate|
To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
|6 May 2015||vitiate|
- To make faulty, or imperfect; to render defective; to impair; as, exaggeration vitiates a style of writing.
- To corrupt morally.
- To render ineffective; as, fraud vitiates a contract.
|2 Oct 2014||visage|
- The face or appearance of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
- Appearance; aspect.
|11 Dec 2014||virtu|
- love of or taste for fine objects of art
- productions of art (especially fine antiques)
|18 Nov 2016||virago|
- A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
- A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.
|20 Oct 2014||vim|
Power; force; energy; spirit; activity; vigor.
|11 Apr 2015||vicissitude|
- Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
- Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
- A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
|10 Dec 2014||vexillology|
|1 Nov 2015||vet|
- To provide veterinary care for (an animal).
- To provide (a person) with medical care.
- To examine carefully; to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate.
|8 Jun 2016||vertiginous|
- Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
- Causing or tending to cause dizziness.
- Turning round; whirling; revolving.
- Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant.
|27 Nov 2015||veritable|
Agreeable to truth or to fact; actual; real; true; genuine.
|7 Aug 2015||verisimilitude|
- The appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true.
- Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
|29 Apr 2015||verdure|
Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as, the verdure of the meadows in June.
|22 Dec 2014||verdant|
- . Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh;
flourishing; as, verdant fields; as, ``a verdant lawn.''
- . Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw;
green; as, ``a verdant youth.''
|1 Aug 2015||verbose|
Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by an excess of words; wordy; as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument.
|13 Jan 2015||verbiage|
The use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.
|22 Aug 2014||venial|
Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable.
|1 Jul 2016||venerate|
To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; revere.
|14 Apr 2015||venal|
- Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable
consideration; held for sale; salable; purchasable.
- Capable of being corrupted.
|24 Dec 2016||velleity|
- The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition.
- A slight wish or inclination.
|7 Apr 2015||vehement|
- Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; fervid
- Characterized by great force or energy; strong
|2 May 2016||vatic|
Of or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; prophetic; oracular.
|15 Aug 2015||variegated|
- Having marks or patches of different colors; as, variegated leaves, or flowers.
- Varied; distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.
|12 Feb 2014||varicolored|
Having a variety of colors; of various colors.
|23 Nov 2015||vapid|
Lacking life and spirit; unanimated; spiritless; insipid; flavorless; flat; dull; as, vapid beer; a vapid speech.
|25 Nov 2015||valetudinarian|
A weak or sickly person, especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health.