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Date WordDescription
Yesterdaystripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

18 Janrusticate
  • 1. To go into or reside in the country; to pursue a rustic life.

    transitive verb:
    1. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily.
    2. (Chiefly British). To suspend from school or college.
    3. To build with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints.
    4. To lend a rustic character to; to cause to become rustic.

17 Janbonhomie
  • Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

16 Janfustian
  • 1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
    2. An inflated style of writing or speech; pompous or pretentious language.

    adjective:
    1. Made of fustian.
    2. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic.

15 Janhobbledehoy
  • An awkward, gawky young fellow.

14 Jancum
  • With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.

13 Janbrummagem
  • Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.

12 Janmartinet
  • 1. A strict disciplinarian.
    2. One who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.

11 Jandefenestrate
  • To throw out of a window.

10 Janchicanery
  • 1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
    2. A trick; a subterfuge.

9 Janedacious
  • Given to eating; voracious; devouring.

8 Janbenignant
  • 1. Kind; gracious.
    2. Beneficial; favorable.

7 Janinvidious
  • 1. Tending to provoke envy, resentment, or ill will.
    2. Containing or implying a slight.
    3. Envious.

6 Jansuperfluous
  • More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive.
    -- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
    -- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun

5 Janconfluence
  • 1. A flowing or coming together; junction.
    2. The place where two rivers, streams, etc. meet.
    3. A flocking or assemblage of a multitude in one place; a large collection or assemblage.

4 Janbellwether
  • A leader of a movement or activity; also, a leading indicator of future trends.

3 Janmetier
  • 1. An occupation; a profession.
    2. An area in which one excels; an occupation for which one is especially well suited.

2 Janstolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily excited.
1 Janpaterfamilias
  • The male head of a household or the father of a family.

31 Dec 2017succor
  • 1. Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
    2. The person or thing that brings relief.

    transitive verb:
    1. To help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve.

30 Dec 2017aubade
  • A song or poem greeting the dawn; also, a composition suggestive of morning.

29 Dec 2017paragon
  • A model of excellence or perfection; as, "a paragon of beauty; a paragon of eloquence."

28 Dec 2017dudgeon
  • A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."

27 Dec 2017amalgam
  • 1. An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals; used especially (with silver) as a dental filling.
    2. A mixture or compound of different things.

26 Dec 2017verdant
  • 1. Covered with growing plants or grass; green with vegetation.
    2. Green.
    3. Unripe in knowledge, judgment, or experience; unsophisticated; green.

25 Dec 2017megalomania
  • 1. A mania for grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
    2. A mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur.

24 Dec 2017Ides
  • In the ancient Roman calendar the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.

23 Dec 2017uxorious
  • Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.

22 Dec 2017manse
  • 1. A large and imposing residence.
    2. The residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman).

21 Dec 2017parvenu
  • 1. One that has recently or suddenly risen to a higher social or economic class but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class; an upstart.

    adjective:
    1. Being a parvenu; also, like or having the characteristics of a parvenu.

20 Dec 2017crapulous
  • 1. Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous stomach.
    2. Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous old reprobate.

19 Dec 2017ululate
  • To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

18 Dec 2017contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."

17 Dec 2017perambulate
  • 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.

16 Dec 2017expropriate
  • 1. To deprive of possession.
    2. To transfer (the property of another) to oneself.

15 Dec 2017countermand
  • 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 Dec 2017toothsome
  • 1. Pleasing to the taste; delicious; as, "a toothsome pie."
    2. Agreeable; attractive; as, "a toothsome offer."
    3. Sexually attractive.

13 Dec 2017simulacrum
  • 1. An image; a representation.
    2. An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or semblance.

12 Dec 2017dilettante
  • 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 Dec 2017largess
  • 1. Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
    2. Gifts, money, or other valuables so given.
    3. Generosity; liberality.

10 Dec 2017doula
  • A woman who assists during childbirth labor and provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.

9 Dec 2017scion
  • 1. A detached shoot or twig of a plant used for grafting.
    2. Hence, a descendant; an heir.

8 Dec 2017posit
  • 1. To assume as real or conceded.
    2. To propose as an explanation; to suggest.
    3. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly.

7 Dec 2017apothegm
  • A short, witty, and instructive saying.

6 Dec 2017cogent
  • Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.

5 Dec 2017munificent
  • Very liberal in giving or bestowing; very generous; lavish.

4 Dec 2017alacrity
  • A cheerful or eager readiness or willingness, often manifested by brisk, lively action or promptness in response.

3 Dec 2017salutary
  • 1. Producing or contributing to a beneficial effect; beneficial; advantageous.
    2. Wholesome; healthful; promoting health.

2 Dec 2017jovial
  • Merry; joyous; jolly; characterized by mirth or jollity.

1 Dec 2017titivate
  • To smarten up; to spruce up.

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