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DateWord Description
9 Feb 2016undulant
  • Resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence; undulating.
8 Janundulant
  • Resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence.

26 Jan 2014unctuous
  • Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
  • Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
  • Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.
9 Jun 2017unctuous
  • 1. Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
    2. Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
    3. Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.

19 Nov 2014umbrage
  • suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment
2 Aug 2017umbrage
  • 1. Shade; shadow; hence, something that affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
    2. a. A vague or indistinct indication or suggestion; a hint.
    3. b. Reason for doubt; suspicion.
    4. Suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.

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

23 Jul 2015ululate
  • To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.
26 Oct 2014ukase
  • In imperial Russia, a published proclamation or order having the force of law.
  • Any order or decree issued by an authority; an edict.
6 Febukase
  • 1. In imperial Russia, a published proclamation or order having the force of law.
    2. Any order or decree issued by an authority; an edict.

23 May 2017ubiquitous
  • Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time.

13 Apr 2015ubiquitous
  • Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
13 Jan 2014tyro
  • A beginner in learning; a novice.
3 Jun 2017tyro
  • A beginner in learning; a novice.

16 Jul 2018tutelary
  • Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, "tutelary goddesses."

21 May 2015tutelary
  • Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, tutelary goddesses.
28 Sep 2015tutelage
  • The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
  • The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.
  • Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.
2 Nov 2017tutelage
  • 1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
    2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
    3. Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.

8 May 2014turpitude
  • Inherent baseness or vileness of principle, words, or actions; depravity.
  • A base act.
22 Aug 2018turgid
  • 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
    2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."

1 Jul 2015turgid
  • Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swollen; bloated; inflated -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.
  • Swelling in style or language; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.
18 Feb 2018turgid
  • 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
    2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."

30 Nov 2018turbid
  • 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.

20 Sep 2016turbid
  • Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
  • Thick; dense; dark; -- used of clouds, air, fog, smoke, etc.
  • Disturbed; confused; disordered.
24 Jan 2015tumult
  • . The commotion or agitation of a crowd, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.
  • . Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, ``the tumult of the elements.''
  • . Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, ``the tumult of the spirits or passions.''
26 Mar 2017tumid
  • Swollen, enlarged, or distended; as, "a tumid leg."
  • Bulging; protuberant.
  • Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; inflated; bombastic.
24 May 2017tryst
  • 1. An appointment (as between lovers) to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting.
    2. To mutually agree to meet at a certain place; to keep a tryst.

27 Aug 2015tryst
  • An appointment (as between lovers) to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting.
6 Apr 2015truculent
  • Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
  • Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
31 May 2017truculent
  • 1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
    2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.

14 Aug 2015truckle
  • To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner.
20 Aug 2016troglodyte
  • A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
  • One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
1 Aug 2014triskaidekaphobia
  • a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
    --triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe, noun
28 Jantrice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."

4 Dec 2016trice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."
21 Dec 2018trepidation
  • 1. [Archaic] An involuntary trembling; quaking; quivering.
    2. A state of dread or alarm; nervous agitation; apprehension; fright.

24 Dec 2014trepidation
  • . An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
  • . Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
3 Sep 2018trencherman
  • A hearty eater.

16 Nov 2016trencherman
  • A hearty eater.
12 Jan 2017trenchant
  • Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
  • Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
  • Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.
18 Jun 2016tremulous
  • Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.
  • Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.
27 Jan 2017treacly
  • Like, or composed of, treacle.
  • Overly sweet or sentimental.
6 Sep 2018travail
  • 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.

23 Apr 2015travail
  • Very hard work; toil.
  • Intense pains; agony; anguish.
  • Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
8 Sep 2016transmute
  • To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.
29 Mar 2018transmogrify
  • To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.

15 Nov 2015transmogrify
  • To change into a different shape; to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
13 Jun 2017trammel
  • 1. A kind of net for catching birds, fish, etc.
    2. A kind of shackle used for making a horse amble.
    3. Something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
    4. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
    5. An instrument for drawing ellipses.
    6. An instrument for aligning or adjusting parts of a machine.

    transitive verb:
    1. To entangle, as in a net; to enmesh.
    2. To hamper; to hinder the activity, progress, or freedom of.

24 Dec 2013traduce
  • To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
24 Oct 2018tractable
  • 1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
    2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.

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