|2 Aug 2015||gauche|
Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.
|1 Aug 2015||verbose|
Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by an excess of words; wordy; as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument.
|31 Jul 2015||megalomania|
- A mania for grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
- A mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur.
|30 Jul 2015||equanimity|
Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity.
|29 Jul 2015||crapulous|
- Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous stomach.
- Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous old reprobate.
|28 Jul 2015||lucubration|
- The act of studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
- That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.
|27 Jul 2015||otiose|
- Ineffective; futile.
- Being at leisure; lazy; indolent; idle.
- Of no use.
|26 Jul 2015||impervious|
- /b> Not admitting of entrance or passage through; impenetrable.
- Not capable of being affected.
|25 Jul 2015||asperity|
- Roughness of surface; unevenness.
- Roughness or harshness of sound; that quality which grates upon
- Roughness of manner; severity; crabbedness; harshness; -- opposed to mildness. "Asperity of character." --Landor.
|24 Jul 2015||toothsome|
- Delicious to the taste; palatable; luscious: as, a toothsome pie.
- Agreeable; attractive: as, a toothsome offer.
- Sexually attractive.
|23 Jul 2015||ululate|
To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.
|22 Jul 2015||miasma|
- Infectious particles or germs floating in the air; air made noxious by the presence of such particles or germs; noxious effluvia.
- A harmful or corrupting atmosphere or influence; also, an atmosphere that obscures; a fog.
|21 Jul 2015||simulacrum|
- An image; a representation.
- An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or semblance.
|20 Jul 2015||quandary|
A state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty.
|19 Jul 2015||libation|
- The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.
- /b> A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage.
|18 Jul 2015||prevaricate|
To stray from truth; to speak with equivocation.
|17 Jul 2015||recumbent|
Reclining; lying down; as, "the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals." Hence, figuratively, resting; inactive; idle.
|16 Jul 2015||tractable|
Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable;
governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner.
|15 Jul 2015||hoary|
- White or gray with age; as, hoary hairs.
- Hence, ancient; extremely old; remote in time past.
|14 Jul 2015||opprobrium|
Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt.
|13 Jul 2015||tergiversation|
- The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous; subterfuge; evasion.
- The act of abandoning a party or cause.
|12 Jul 2015||perfidy|
The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow; faithlessness; treachery.
|11 Jul 2015||cacophony|
- Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
- The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.
|10 Jul 2015||jejune|
- Lacking in nutritive value.
- Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish.
- Lacking interest or significance; dull; meager; dry.
|9 Jul 2015||recrudescent|
Breaking out again after temporary abatement or suppression; as, a
|8 Jul 2015||perfervid|
Very fervid; too fervid; ardent; impassioned; marked by exaggerated or overwrought emotion.
|7 Jul 2015||cozen|
- To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive.
- To obtain by deceit.
|6 Jul 2015||obtrude|
- To thrust out; to push out.
- To force or impose (one's self, remarks, opinions, etc.) on others with undue insistence or without solicitation.
|5 Jul 2015||inimical|
- Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly;
- Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic;
inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant.
|4 Jul 2015||improvident|
Not provident; lacking foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or
providing for the future; negligent; thoughtless.
|3 Jul 2015||palliate|
- To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults.
- To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; as, to palliate a disease.
|2 Jul 2015||denizen|
- A dweller; an inhabitant.
- One that frequents a particular place.
- One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.
- One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
|1 Jul 2015||turgid|
- 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.
|30 Jun 2015||flummox|
|29 Jun 2015||uxorious|
Excessively fond of, or submissive to, a wife; being a dependent husband.
|28 Jun 2015||rapacious|
- Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence;
seizing by force.
- Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized
by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.
- Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous;
voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.
|27 Jun 2015||febrile|
Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived from it; feverish; as, febrile
symptoms; febrile action.
|26 Jun 2015||kitsch|
Art characterized by pretentious bad taste.
|25 Jun 2015||abrogate|
- To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
- To put an end to; to do away with.
|24 Jun 2015||admonition|
Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression
of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.
|23 Jun 2015||ruminate|
- To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
- To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.
|22 Jun 2015||scapegrace|
A graceless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless.
|21 Jun 2015||plangent|
- Beating with a loud or deep sound, as, "The plangent wave."
- Expressing sadness; plaintive.
|20 Jun 2015||malodorous|
|19 Jun 2015||apothegm|
A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim.
|18 Jun 2015||supernal|
- Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, supernal regions.
- Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as,
|17 Jun 2015||harangue|
A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud
address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech;
|16 Jun 2015||sempiternal|
Of never ending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.
|15 Jun 2015||masticate|
1. To grind or crush with or as if with the teeth in preparation for swallowing
and digestion; to chew; as, "to masticate food."
2. To crush or knead (rubber, for example) into a pulp.
|14 Jun 2015||physiognomy|
- The art of discovering temperament, and other characteristic qualities of the mind, by the outward appearance, especially by the features of the face.
- The face or countenance, with respect to the temper of the mind; particular configuration, cast, or expression of countenance, as denoting character.
- The general appearance or aspect of a thing, without reference to its scientific characteristics; as, the physiognomy of a plant, or of a meteor.