|10 Dec 2018||profligate|
1. Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute.
2. Recklessly wasteful.
1. A profligate person.
|9 Dec 2018||surreptitious|
1. Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
2. Acting with or marked by stealth.
|8 Dec 2018||ambit|
1. Circuit or compass.
2. The boundaries or limits of a district or place.
3. An area in which something acts, operates, or has power or control; extent; sphere; scope.
|7 Dec 2018||sycophant|
A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; a parasite; a toady.
|6 Dec 2018||enjoin|
1. To direct or impose with authority; to order.
2. To prohibit; to forbid.
|5 Dec 2018||hardscrabble|
1. Yielding a bare or meager living with great labor or difficulty.
2. Marked by poverty.
|4 Dec 2018||lapidary|
1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
2. Engraved in stone.
3. Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
1. One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
2. A dealer in precious stones.
|3 Dec 2018||malodorous|
|2 Dec 2018||hoi polloi|
The common people generally; the masses.
|1 Dec 2018||apogee|
1. The point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth.
2. The farthest or highest point; culmination.
|30 Nov 2018||turbid|
1. Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
2. Thick; dense; dark; -- used of clouds, air, fog, smoke, etc.
3. Disturbed; confused; disordered.
|29 Nov 2018||sonorous|
1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; as, the vowels are sonorous.
4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
|28 Nov 2018||doyen|
1. The senior member of a body or group.
2. One who is knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some field of endeavor.
3. A woman who is a doyen.
|27 Nov 2018||impregnable|
1. Not capable of being stormed or taken by assault; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress.
2. Difficult or impossible to overcome or refute successfully; beyond question or criticism; as, an impregnable argument.
|26 Nov 2018||raffish|
1. Characterized by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity, crudeness, or rowdiness; tawdry.
2. Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; rakish.
|25 Nov 2018||beau ideal|
A perfect or an idealized type or model.
|24 Nov 2018||slaver|
1. To slobber; to drool.
1. Saliva drooling from the mouth.
|23 Nov 2018||vivify|
1. To endue with life; to make alive; to animate.
2. To make more lively or intense.
|22 Nov 2018||satiety|
The state of being full or gratified to or beyond the point of satisfaction.
|21 Nov 2018||crux|
1. The basic, central, or critical point or feature.
2. Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain or solve.
|20 Nov 2018||bucolic|
1. Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
2. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.
1. A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
2. A country person.
|19 Nov 2018||Pyrrhic victory|
A victory achieved at great or excessive cost; a ruinous victory.
|18 Nov 2018||idee fixe|
An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.
|17 Nov 2018||genial|
1. [Obsolete] Pertaining to generation or marriage.
2. Friendly, warm; kindly; sympathetically cheerful and cheering.
3. Mild, pleasant; comfortable; favorable to life or growth.
|16 Nov 2018||missive|
A written message; a letter.
|15 Nov 2018||conspectus|
1. A general sketch or survey of a subject.
2. A synopsis; an outline.
|14 Nov 2018||roseate|
1. Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
2. Resembling a rose especially in color.
|13 Nov 2018||moribund|
1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.
|12 Nov 2018||pellucid|
1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
2. Easily understandable.
|11 Nov 2018||homily|
1. A sermon; a discourse on a religious theme.
2. A moralizing lecture or discourse.
3. An inspirational saying; also, a platitude.
|10 Nov 2018||cohort|
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 Nov 2018||gadabout|
Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
|8 Nov 2018||maunder|
1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.
|7 Nov 2018||conflate|
1. To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
2. To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.
|6 Nov 2018||overweening|
1. Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous.
2. Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.
|5 Nov 2018||dissimulate|
1. To conceal under a false appearance.
1. To hide one's feelings or intentions; to put on a false appearance; to feign; to pretend.
|4 Nov 2018||inscrutable|
Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable.
|3 Nov 2018||supine|
1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
|2 Nov 2018||censure|
1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.
2. To express official disapproval of.
|1 Nov 2018||extemporaneous|
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 Oct 2018||pettifogger|
1. A petty, unscrupulous lawyer; a shyster.
2. A person who quibbles over trivia.
|30 Oct 2018||yeasty|
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 Oct 2018||cudgel|
1. A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.
1. To beat with or as if with a cudgel.
|28 Oct 2018||foofaraw|
1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.
|27 Oct 2018||imprecation|
1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone.
2. A curse.
|26 Oct 2018||eddy|
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.
1. To move in an eddy or as if in an eddy; to move in a circle.
1. To cause to move in an eddy or as if in an eddy.
|25 Oct 2018||bromide|
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 Oct 2018||tractable|
1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.
|23 Oct 2018||incarnadine|
1. Having a fleshy pink color.
2. Red; blood-red.
1. To make red or crimson.
|22 Oct 2018||bowdlerize|
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.