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Date WordDescription
Todayperambulate
  • 1. To walk about; to roam; to stroll; as, "he perambulated in the park."

    transitive verb:
    1. To walk through or over.
    2. To travel over for the purpose of surveying or inspecting.

Yesterdayexpropriate
  • 1. To deprive of possession.
    2. To transfer (the property of another) to oneself.

15 Deccountermand
  • 1. To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given.
    2. To recall or order back by a contrary order.

    noun:
    1. A contrary order.
    2. Revocation of a former order or command.

14 Dectoothsome
  • 1. Pleasing to the taste; delicious; as, "a toothsome pie."
    2. Agreeable; attractive; as, "a toothsome offer."
    3. Sexually attractive.

13 Decsimulacrum
  • 1. An image; a representation.
    2. An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or semblance.

12 Decdilettante
  • 1. An amateur or dabbler; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge sporadically, superficially, or for amusement only.
    2. An admirer or lover of the fine arts.

    adjective:
    1. Of or characteristic of a dilettante; amateurish.

11 Declargess
  • 1. Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
    2. Gifts, money, or other valuables so given.
    3. Generosity; liberality.

10 Decdoula
  • A woman who assists during childbirth labor and provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.

9 Decscion
  • 1. A detached shoot or twig of a plant used for grafting.
    2. Hence, a descendant; an heir.

8 Decposit
  • 1. To assume as real or conceded.
    2. To propose as an explanation; to suggest.
    3. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly.

7 Decapothegm
  • A short, witty, and instructive saying.

6 Deccogent
  • Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.

5 Decmunificent
  • Very liberal in giving or bestowing; very generous; lavish.

4 Decalacrity
  • A cheerful or eager readiness or willingness, often manifested by brisk, lively action or promptness in response.

3 Decsalutary
  • 1. Producing or contributing to a beneficial effect; beneficial; advantageous.
    2. Wholesome; healthful; promoting health.

2 Decjovial
  • Merry; joyous; jolly; characterized by mirth or jollity.

1 Dectitivate
  • To smarten up; to spruce up.

30 Novprobity
  • Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.

29 Novcanard
  • 1. An unfounded, false, or fabricated report or story.
    2. A horizontal control and stabilizing surface mounted forward of the main wing of an aircraft.
    3. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizer is mounted forward of the main wing.

28 Novimbue
  • 1. To tinge or dye deeply; to cause to absorb thoroughly; as, "clothes thoroughly imbued with black."
    2. To instill profoundly; to cause to become impressed or penetrated.

27 Novmalaise
  • 1. A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
    2. A general feeling of depression or unease.

26 Novdesideratum
  • Something desired or considered necessary.

25 Novspoony
  • 1. Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
    2. Foolishly or sentimentally in love.

24 Novconcupiscence
  • Strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.

23 Noveleemosynary
  • 1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
    2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
    3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."

22 Novstertorous
  • Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.

21 Novautodidact
  • One who is self-taught.

20 Novdeus ex machina
  • 1. In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced by means of a crane to unravel and resolve the plot.
    2. Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.

19 Novmilieu
  • Environment; setting.

18 Novtendentious
  • Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.

17 Novexcoriate
  • 1. To express strong disapproval of; to denounce.
    2. To tear or wear off the skin of.

16 Novvisage
  • 1. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
    2. Look; appearance; aspect.

15 Novsapient
  • Wise; sage; discerning.

14 Novdisparate
  • 1. Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
    2. Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements.

13 Novparlous
  • Attended with peril; fraught with danger; hazardous.

12 Novmalleable
  • 1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
    2. Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced.
    3. Capable of adjusting to changing circumstances; adaptable.

11 Novconsanguineous
  • Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
10 Novsang-froid
  • Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.

9 Novepigone
  • An inferior imitator, especially of some distinguished writer, artist, musician, or philosopher.

8 Novlucre
  • Monetary gain; profit; riches; money; -- often in a bad sense.

7 Novwunderkind
  • 1. A child prodigy.
    2. One who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.

6 Novgrandee
  • 1. A man of elevated rank or station.
    2. In Spain or Portugal, a nobleman of the first rank.

5 Novflippant
  • Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.

4 Novpredilection
  • A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.

3 Novincommunicado
  • Without the means or right to communicate.

2 Novtutelage
  • 1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
    2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
    3. Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.

1 Novirrefragable
  • Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.

31 Octsusurration
  • A whispering sound; a soft murmur.

30 Octergo
  • Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.

29 Octquondam
  • Having been formerly; former; sometime.
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