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Date WordDescription
  • Clothing in general; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense.

  • 1. A collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.
    2. An enclosure where wild or unusual animals are kept or exhibited.
    3. A diverse or varied group.

18 Novaberrant
  • Markedly different from an accepted norm; Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; abnormal.

17 Novextempore
  • 1. Without premeditation or preparation; on the spur of the moment.

    1. Done or performed extempore.

16 Novlubricious
  • 1. Lustful; lewd.
    2. Stimulating or appealing to sexual desire or imagination.
    3. Having a slippery or smooth quality.

15 Novineffectual
  • Not producing the proper effect; without effect; weak; useless; futile; unavailing.

14 Novmagniloquent
  • Lofty or grandiose in speech or expression; using a high-flown style of discourse; bombastic.

13 Novperquisite
  • 1. A profit or benefit in addition to a salary or wages.
    2. Broadly: The benefits of a position or office.
    3. A gratuity or tip for services performed.
    4. Anything to which someone has or claims the sole right.

12 Novsubterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.

11 Novmien
  • 1. Manner or bearing, especially as expressive of mood, attitude, or personality; demeanor.
    2. Aspect; appearance.

10 Novirascible
  • Prone to anger; easily provoked to anger; hot-tempered.

9 Novcanorous
  • Richly melodious; pleasant sounding; musical.

8 Novsylvan
  • 1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
    2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
    3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.

    1. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.
    2. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.

7 Novneophyte
  • 1. A new convert or proselyte.
    2. A novice; a beginner in anything.

6 Novindelible
  • 1. That cannot be removed, erased, or washed away.
    2. Making marks that cannot easily be removed or erased.
    3. Incapable of being forgotten; memorable.

5 Novcaterwaul
  • 1. To make a harsh cry.
    2. To have a noisy argument.

    1. A shrill, discordant sound.

4 Novdisheveled
  • In loose disorder; disarranged; unkempt; as, "disheveled hair."

3 Novnolens volens
  • Whether unwilling or willing.

2 Noveffusive
  • Excessively demonstrative; giving or involving extravagant or excessive emotional expression; gushing.

1 Novpermeate
  • 1. To spread or diffuse through.
    2. To pass through the pores or openings of.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To spread through or penetrate something.

31 Octcallow
  • Immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.

30 Octadventitious
  • 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
    2. (Biology) Out of the proper or usual place; as, "adventitious buds or roots."

29 Octquietus
  • 1. Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation.
    2. Removal from activity; rest; death.
    3. Something that serves to suppress or quiet.

28 Octstoic
  • 1. (Capitalized). A member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno holding that one should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
    2. Hence, one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain, joy or grief.

    1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.
    2. Not affected by passion; being or appearing indifferent to pleasure or pain, joy or grief.

27 Octupbraid
  • To scold or criticize harshly.

26 Octnonagenarian
  • A ninety year old person; someone whose age is in the nineties.

25 Octinculcate
  • To teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction.

24 Octprimogeniture
  • 1. The state of being the firstborn of the same parents; seniority by birth among children of the same family.
    2. (Law) An exclusive right of inheritance that belongs to the eldest son.

23 Octsupplicate
  • 1. To make a humble and earnest petition; to pray humbly.

    transitive verb:
    1. To seek or ask for humbly and earnestly.
    2. To make a humble petition to; to beseech.

22 Octraillery
  • 1. Good-humored banter or teasing.
    2. An instance of good-humored teasing; a jest.

21 Octimprimatur
  • 1. Official license or approval to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; especially, such a license issued by the Roman Catholic episcopal authority.
    2. Approval; sanction.
    3. A mark of approval or distinction.

20 Octremonstrate
  • 1. To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings -- usually used with 'with'.

    transitive verb:
    1. To say or plead in protest, opposition, or reproof.

19 Octpertinacious
  • 1. Holding or adhering obstinately to any opinion, purpose, or design.
    2. Stubbornly or perversely persistent.

18 Octmimetic
  • 1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative.
    2. Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants; as, "mimetic species; mimetic organisms."

17 Octscrabble
  • 1. To scrape or scratch with the hands or feet.
    2. To struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching.
    3. To proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble.
    4. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.

    transitive verb:
    1. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble on or over.
    2. To make or obtain by scraping together hastily.

    1. The act or an instance of scrabbling.
    2. A scribble.

16 Octfriable
  • Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder.

15 Octlacuna
  • 1. A blank space; a missing part; a gap.
    2. (Biology) A small opening, depression, or cavity in an anatomical structure.

14 Octobdurate
  • 1. Hardened in wrongdoing; stubbornly wicked. Hardened in feelings; hard-hearted.
    2. Resistant to persuasion; unyielding.
    3. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough.

13 Octarcanum
  • 1. A secret; a mystery.
    2. Specialized or mysterious knowledge, language, or information that is not accessible to the average person (generally used in the plural).

12 Octfaineant
  • 1. Doing nothing or given to doing nothing; idle; lazy.

    1. A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.

11 OctZeitgeist
  • [Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.

10 Octebullient
  • 1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
    2. Boiling up or over.

9 Octgelid
  • Extremely cold; icy.

8 Octbibulous
  • 1. Of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcoholic drink.
    2. Readily absorbing fluids or moisture.

7 Octmultifarious
  • Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.

6 Octgnomic
  • Uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims; wise and pithy.

5 Octhermitage
  • 1. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
    2. A monastery or abbey.
    3. A secluded residence; a retreat; a hideaway.
    4. (Capitalized) A palace in St. Petersburg, now an art museum.

4 Octbenefaction
  • 1. The act of conferring a benefit.
    2. A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.

3 Octamity
  • Friendship; friendly relations, especially between nations.

2 Octpersiflage
  • Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery.

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