|9 Oct 2018||acuity|
Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.
|8 Oct 2018||equanimity|
Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."
|7 Oct 2018||efface|
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 Oct 2018||bricolage|
Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
|5 Oct 2018||irenic|
Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.
|4 Oct 2018||wassail|
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.
1. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.
1. To drink to the health of; a toast.
1. To drink a wassail.
|3 Oct 2018||urbane|
Polished and smooth in manner; polite, refined, and elegant.
|2 Oct 2018||flibbertigibbet|
A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.
|1 Oct 2018||malaise|
1. A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
2. A general feeling of depression or unease.
|30 Sep 2018||derogate|
1. To deviate from what is expected.
2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.
1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.
|29 Sep 2018||impassive|
1. Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
2. Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.
|28 Sep 2018||opportune|
Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.
|27 Sep 2018||reticent|
1. Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
2. Restrained or reserved in style.
3. Reluctant; unwilling.
|26 Sep 2018||pule|
|25 Sep 2018||neologism|
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.
|24 Sep 2018||olla podrida|
1. A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
2. A mixture; a hodgepodge.
|23 Sep 2018||inkhorn|
1. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.
1. A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink.
|22 Sep 2018||approbation|
1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
2. Praise; commendation.
|21 Sep 2018||ossify|
1. To change into bone; to become bony.
2. To become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern.
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 Sep 2018||syncretic|
Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.
|19 Sep 2018||Argus-eyed|
Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.
|18 Sep 2018||interstice|
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 Sep 2018||sartorial|
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 Sep 2018||risible|
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 Sep 2018||dictum|
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 Sep 2018||skulk|
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 Sep 2018||unguent|
A salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.
|12 Sep 2018||machination|
1. The act of plotting.
2. A crafty scheme; a cunning design or plot intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
|11 Sep 2018||debouch|
1. To march out (as from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open.
2. To emerge; to issue.
1. To cause to emerge or issue; to discharge.
|10 Sep 2018||galvanic|
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 Sep 2018||vapid|
1. Lacking liveliness and spirit; unanimated; spiritless; dull; as, "a vapid speech."
2. Flavorless; lacking taste or zest; flat; as, "vapid beer."
|8 Sep 2018||redact|
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 Sep 2018||equivocate|
To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.
|6 Sep 2018||travail|
1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
2. Agony; anguish.
3. The labor of childbirth
1. To work very hard; to toil.
2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.
|5 Sep 2018||inclement|
1. Rough, harsh; extreme, severe -- generally restricted to the elements or weather.
2. Severe, unrelenting; cruel.
|4 Sep 2018||avoirdupois|
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 Sep 2018||trencherman|
|2 Sep 2018||mollify|
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 Sep 2018||subaltern|
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 Aug 2018||exacerbate|
To render more severe, violent, or bitter; to irritate; to aggravate; to make worse.
|30 Aug 2018||proclivity|
A natural inclination; predisposition.
|29 Aug 2018||bootless|
Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.
|28 Aug 2018||dotage|
Feebleness of mind due to old age; senility.
|27 Aug 2018||putative|
Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed.
|26 Aug 2018||inexorable|
Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless.
|25 Aug 2018||gauche|
Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.
|24 Aug 2018||ab ovo|
|23 Aug 2018||idyll|
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 Aug 2018||turgid|
1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."
|21 Aug 2018||peripatetic|
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.