|1 May 2015||risible|
- Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to laugh.
- Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing.
- Used in, or expressing, laughter; as, risible muscles.
|30 Apr 2015||emblazon|
To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.
|29 Apr 2015||verdure|
Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as, the verdure of the meadows in June.
|28 Apr 2015||Ides|
In the ancient Roman calendar the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.
|27 Apr 2015||augury|
- The art or practice of foretelling events; divination.
- An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future.
|26 Apr 2015||abstemious|
- Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
- Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.
- Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
|25 Apr 2015||elucidate|
To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as,
an example will elucidate the subject.
|24 Apr 2015||acquiesce|
- To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without
opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or
discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- usually followed by in, sometimes by to.
- To concur upon conviction; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
|23 Apr 2015||travail|
- Very hard work; toil.
- Intense pains; agony; anguish.
- Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
|22 Apr 2015||atrabilious|
- Melancholic; gloomy.
- Irritable; ill-natured; peevish.
|21 Apr 2015||parsimony|
Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; -- generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality.
|20 Apr 2015||lascivious|
- Wanton; lewd; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.
- Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.
|19 Apr 2015||impugn|
To attack as false; to challenge in argument; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose.
|18 Apr 2015||argot|
- A specialized and often secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group.
- A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps,
|17 Apr 2015||supernumerary|
- Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment.
- Exceeding a necessary, usual, or required number or quality; superfluous; as, supernumerary addresses; supernumerary expense.
|16 Apr 2015||prestidigitation|
Manual dexterity in the execution of tricks; sleight of hand; legerdemain.
|15 Apr 2015||obviate|
To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path;
to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going.
|14 Apr 2015||venal|
- Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable
consideration; held for sale; salable; purchasable.
- Capable of being corrupted.
|13 Apr 2015||ubiquitous|
Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
|12 Apr 2015||redress|
- To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
- To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
- To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.
|11 Apr 2015||vicissitude|
- Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
- Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
- A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
|10 Apr 2015||stolid|
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive.
|9 Apr 2015||wheedle|
- to entice by soft words; to cajole; to
flatter; to coax
- to gain or get by flattery or guile
|8 Apr 2015||putative|
Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child.
|7 Apr 2015||vehement|
- Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; fervid
- Characterized by great force or energy; strong
|6 Apr 2015||truculent|
- Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
- Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
|5 Apr 2015||compunction|
A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
|4 Apr 2015||espy|
To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
|3 Apr 2015||rebarbative|
Repellent; irritating; unpleasant, objectionable.
|2 Apr 2015||Hobson's choice|
A choice without an alternative; the thing offered or nothing.
|1 Apr 2015||inveterate|
- Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse.
- Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
|31 Mar 2015||supercilious|
Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; a supercilious air; supercilious behavior.
|30 Mar 2015||defenestrate|
To throw out of a window.
|29 Mar 2015||gesticulate|
To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
|28 Mar 2015||fop|
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance; a dandy.
|27 Mar 2015||propound|
To offer for consideration; put forward; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument
|26 Mar 2015||inveigh|
To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; -- with against; as, to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse.
|25 Mar 2015||tchotchke|
A trinket; a knickknack; a gewgaw.
|24 Mar 2015||gainsay|
To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
|23 Mar 2015||canard|
An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
|22 Mar 2015||vainglory|
Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.
|21 Mar 2015||constitutional|
A walk taken for one's health. [Colloquial]
|20 Mar 2015||fulsome|
Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; insincere or excessively lavish; esp., offensive from excess of praise.
|19 Mar 2015||fin de siecle|
A phrase mostly used adjectively in English to signify: belonging to, or characteristic of, the close of the (19th) century; hence, modern; ``up-to-date;'' sophisticated; world-weary; decadent.
|18 Mar 2015||inure|
- (transitive) To use or accustom till use gives little or no pain or inconvenience; to habituate; to practice habitually.
- (intransitive) To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.
|17 Mar 2015||choler|
Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
|16 Mar 2015||imbroglio|
A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.
|15 Mar 2015||land of Nod|
|14 Mar 2015||assiduous|
- Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting.
- Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor.
|13 Mar 2015||daedal|
Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.