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Date WordDescription
  • 1. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.

    1. A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink.

  • 1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
    2. Praise; commendation.

21 Sepossify
  • 1. To change into bone; to become bony.
    2. To become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern.

    transitive verb:
    1. To change into bone; to convert from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
    2. To harden; to mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.

20 Sepsyncretic
  • Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.

19 SepArgus-eyed
  • Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.

18 Sepinterstice
  • 1. A space between things or parts, especially a space between things closely set; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; an interval.
    2. An interval of time.

17 Sepsartorial
  • 1. Of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring.
    2. Of or relating to clothing, or style or manner of dress.
    3. [Anatomy] Of or relating to the sartorius muscle.

16 Seprisible
  • 1. Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh.
    2. Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing.
    3. Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible muscles."

15 Sepdictum
  • 1. An authoritative statement; a formal pronouncement.
    2. Law) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.

14 Sepskulk
  • 1. To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lurk.
    2. To move about in a stealthy way.
    3. To avoid responsibilities and duties.

    1. One who skulks.
    2. A group of foxes.

13 Sepunguent
  • A salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.

12 Sepmachination
  • 1. The act of plotting.
    2. A crafty scheme; a cunning design or plot intended to accomplish some usually evil end.

11 Sepdebouch
  • 1. To march out (as from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open.
    2. To emerge; to issue.

    transitive verb:
    1. To cause to emerge or issue; to discharge.

10 Sepgalvanic
  • 1. Of, pertaining to, or producing a direct current of electricity, especially when produced chemically.
    2. Affecting or affected as if by an electric shock; startling; shocking.
    3. Stimulating; energizing.

9 Sepvapid
  • 1. Lacking liveliness and spirit; unanimated; spiritless; dull; as, "a vapid speech."
    2. Flavorless; lacking taste or zest; flat; as, "vapid beer."

8 Sepredact
  • 1. To draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.); to put in writing.
    2. To make ready and put in shape for publication; to edit.

7 Sepequivocate
  • To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.

6 Septravail
  • 1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
    2. Agony; anguish.
    3. The labor of childbirth

    intransitive verb:
    1. To work very hard; to toil.
    2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

5 Sepinclement
  • 1. Rough, harsh; extreme, severe -- generally restricted to the elements or weather.
    2. Severe, unrelenting; cruel.

4 Sepavoirdupois
  • 1. Avoirdupois weight, a system of weights based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (453.59 grams).
    2. Weight; heaviness; as, a person of much avoirdupois.

3 Septrencherman
  • A hearty eater.

2 Sepmollify
  • 1. To pacify; to soothe or calm in temper or disposition.
    2. To reduce in intensity; to temper.
    3. To soften; to reduce the rigidity of.

1 Sepsubaltern
  • 1. Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior.
    2. (Chiefly British) Ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain.
    3. (Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.

    1. A person holding a subordinate position.
    2. (Chiefly British) A commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.
    3. (Logic) A subaltern proposition.

31 Augexacerbate
  • To render more severe, violent, or bitter; to irritate; to aggravate; to make worse.

30 Augproclivity
  • A natural inclination; predisposition.

29 Augbootless
  • Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.

28 Augdotage
  • Feebleness of mind due to old age; senility.

27 Augputative
  • Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed.

26 Auginexorable
  • Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless.

25 Auggauche
  • Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.

24 Augab ovo
  • From the beginning.

23 Augidyll
  • 1. A simple descriptive work, either in poetry or prose, dealing with simple, rustic life; pastoral scenes; and the like.
    2. A narrative poem treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme.
    3. A lighthearted carefree episode or experience.
    4. A romantic interlude.

22 Augturgid
  • 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
    2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."

21 Augperipatetic
  • 1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
    2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.

    1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
    2. A follower of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.

20 Augcongeries
  • A collection; an aggregation.

19 Augagrestic
  • Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.

18 Augobfuscate
  • 1. To darken or render indistinct or dim.
    2. To make obscure or difficult to understand or make sense of.
    3. To confuse or bewilder.

17 Augcopse
  • A thicket or grove of small trees.

16 Augharangue
  • 1. A speech addressed to a large public assembly.
    2. A noisy or pompous speech; a rant.

    transitive verb:
    1. To deliver a harangue to; to address by a harangue.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To make a harangue; to declaim.

15 Augapocryphal
  • 1. (Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
    2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; equivocal; fictitious; spurious; false.

14 Augfillip
  • 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
    2. Something serving to rouse or excite; a stimulus.
    3. A trivial addition; an embellishment.

    transitive verb:
    1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.
    2. To snap; to project quickly.
    3. To urge on; to provide a stimulus, by or as if by a fillip.

13 Augostracize
  • 1. To banish or expel from a community or group; to cast out from social, political, or private favor.
    2. [Greek Antiquity] To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.

12 Augprevaricate
  • To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.

11 Augwan
  • 1. Having a pale or sickly hue; pale; pallid.
    2. Lacking vitality, as from weariness, illness, or unhappiness; feeble.
    3. Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.

10 Augfebrile
  • Of or pertaining to fever; indicating fever or derived from it; feverish.

9 Augcontemporaneous
  • Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.

8 Augvirtu
  • 1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
    2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
    3. Artistic quality.

7 Auginveterate
  • 1. Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing.
    2. Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual.

6 Augrapport
  • A relation, especially one characterized by sympathetic understanding, emotional affinity, or mutual trust.

5 Augcrabwise
  • 1. Sideways.
    2. In a cautiously indirect manner.

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