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Date WordDescription
Todaymoribund
  • 1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
    2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.

Yesterdaypellucid
  • 1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
    2. Easily understandable.

11 Novhomily
  • 1. A sermon; a discourse on a religious theme.
    2. A moralizing lecture or discourse.
    3. An inspirational saying; also, a platitude.

10 Novcohort
  • 1. A group or band of people.
    2. A companion; an associate.
    3. A group of people sharing a common statistical factor (as age or membership in a class) in a demographic study.
    4. (Roman Antiquity) A body of about 300 to 600 soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
    5. Any group or body of warriors.

9 Novgadabout
  • Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.

8 Novmaunder
  • 1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
    2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.

7 Novconflate
  • 1. To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
    2. To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.

6 Novoverweening
  • 1. Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous.
    2. Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.

5 Novdissimulate
  • 1. To conceal under a false appearance.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To hide one's feelings or intentions; to put on a false appearance; to feign; to pretend.

4 Novinscrutable
  • Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable.

3 Novsupine
  • 1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
    2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.

2 Novcensure
  • 1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
    2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.

    transitive verb:
    1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.
    2. To express official disapproval of.

1 Novextemporaneous
  • 1. Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; impromptu.
    2. Prepared beforehand but delivered without notes or text.
    3. Skilled at or given to extemporaneous speech.
    4. Provided, made, or put to use as an expedient; makeshift.

31 Octpettifogger
  • 1. A petty, unscrupulous lawyer; a shyster.
    2. A person who quibbles over trivia.

30 Octyeasty
  • 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling yeast.
    2. Not yet settled or formed; immature or incomplete.
    3. Marked by agitation or change.
    4. Frothy or trivial; frivolous.
    5. Full of vitality; exuberant.

29 Octcudgel
  • 1. A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.

    transitive verb:
    1. To beat with or as if with a cudgel.

28 Octfoofaraw
  • 1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
    2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.

27 Octimprecation
  • 1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone.
    2. A curse.

26 Octeddy
  • 1. A current of air or water running in a direction contrary to the main current, or moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
    2. A tendency or current (as of opinion or history) contrary to or separate from a main current.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To move in an eddy or as if in an eddy; to move in a circle.

    transitive verb:
    1. To cause to move in an eddy or as if in an eddy.

25 Octbromide
  • 1. A compound of bromine and another element or a positive organic radical.
    2. A dose of potassium bromide taken as a sedative.
    3. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
    4. A commonplace or conventional saying.

24 Octtractable
  • 1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
    2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.

23 Octincarnadine
  • 1. Having a fleshy pink color.
    2. Red; blood-red.

    transitive verb:
    1. To make red or crimson.

22 Octbowdlerize
  • 1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
    2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.

21 Octcoxcomb
  • 1. obsolete. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red. (Now cockscomb).
    2. archaic. The top of the head, or the head itself.
    3. Obsolete. A fool.
    4. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a dandy; a fop.

20 Octuxorious
  • Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.

19 Octsunder
  • 1. To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To become parted, disunited, or severed.

18 Octchimerical
  • 1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic.
    2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.

17 Octhinterland
  • 1. A region situated inland from a coast.
    2. A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
    3. A region situated beyond the major metropolitan or cultural centers.

16 Octinterregnum
  • 1. The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
    2. A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
    3. Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.

15 Octpunctilio
  • 1. A fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
    2. Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities; as, "the punctilios of a public ceremony."

14 Octfavonian
  • Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.

13 Octexegesis
  • Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.

12 Octnascent
  • Beginning to exist or having recently come into existence; coming into being.

11 Octfait accompli
  • An accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.

10 Octignoramus
  • An ignorant person; a dunce.

9 Octacuity
  • Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.

8 Octequanimity
  • Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."

7 Octefface
  • 1. To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible.
    2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely.
    3. To make (oneself) inconspicuous.

6 Octbricolage
  • Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.

5 Octirenic
  • Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.

4 Octwassail
  • 1. An expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to someone.
    2. An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse.
    3. The liquor used for a wassail; especially, a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.

    adjective:
    1. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.

    transitive verb:
    1. To drink to the health of; a toast.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To drink a wassail.

3 Octurbane
  • Polished and smooth in manner; polite, refined, and elegant.

2 Octflibbertigibbet
  • A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.

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

30 Sepderogate
  • 1. To deviate from what is expected.
    2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.

    transitive verb:
    1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.

29 Sepimpassive
  • 1. Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
    2. Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.

28 Sepopportune
  • Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.

27 Sepreticent
  • 1. Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
    2. Restrained or reserved in style.
    3. Reluctant; unwilling.

26 Seppule
  • To whimper; to whine.

25 Sepneologism
  • 1. A new word or expression.
    2. A new use of a word or expression.
    3. The use or creation of new words or expressions.
    4. (Psychiatry) An invented, meaningless word used by a person with a psychiatric disorder.
    5. (Theology) A new view or interpretation of a scripture.

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