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DateWord Description
23 Nov 2017eleemosynary
  • 1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
    2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
    3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."

17 Aug 2016eldritch
  • Strange; unearthly; weird; eerie.
29 Dec 2014eke
  • To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now usually used with out, the notion conveyed being ``to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition''
4 May 2017eke
  • 1. To gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty -- used with 'out'.
    2. To increase or make last by being economical -- used with 'out'.

10 Mar 2016egress
  • The act of going out or leaving, or the right or freedom to leave; departure.
  • A means of going out or leaving; an exit; an outlet.
20 May 2015egregious
  • Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; as, an egregious rascal; an egregious mistake.
7 Apr 2016effusive
  • Excessively demonstrative; giving or involving extravagant or excessive emotional expression; gushing.
5 Sep 2014effulgence
  • The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.
14 Jul 2017effulgence
  • The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.

10 Jul 2016effrontery
  • Insulting presumptuousness; shameless boldness; insolence.
26 Mar 2016efficacious
  • Possessing the quality of being effective; producing, or capable of producing, the effect intended; as, an efficacious law.
15 Jan 2016effete
  • No longer capable of producing young; infertile; barren; sterile.
  • Exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; worn out.
  • Marked by self-indulgence or decadence; degenerate.
  • Overrefined; effeminate.
3 Nov 2015efface
  • To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible; as, to efface the letters on a monument, or the inscription on a coin.
  • To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely.
  • To make (oneself) inconspicuous.
26 Jan 2015edify
  • To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach.
    --edifying, adjective
9 Feb 2017eddy
  • A current of air or water running in a direction contrary to the main current, or moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
  • A tendency or current (as of opinion or history) contrary to or separate from a main current.
8 Oct 2014edacious
  • Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
9 Janedacious
  • Given to eating; voracious; devouring.

13 Mar 2014ebullient
  • Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
  • Boiling up or over.
24 Aug 2017ebullient
  • 1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
    2. Boiling up or over.

20 Nov 2015dyspeptic
  • Pertaining to dyspepsia (indigestion); having dyspepsia.
  • Irritable or ill-humored, as if suffering from dyspepsia; morose; gloomy.
1 Apr 2017durance
  • Imprisonment; confinement or restraint by or as if by force (usually used in the phrase "durance vile").
  • [Archaic] Endurance.
2 Aug 2016dulcet
  • Pleasing to the ear; melodious; harmonious.
  • Generally pleasing, soothing, or agreeable.
  • (Archaic) Sweet to the taste.
28 Dec 2017dudgeon
  • A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."

9 Aug 2015dudgeon
  • A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure (often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon.")
21 Oct 2017dubiety
  • 1. The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
    2. A matter of doubt.

30 Jun 2014dubiety
  • The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
  • A matter of doubt
25 Jan 2017draconian
  • Pertaining to Draco, a lawgiver of Athens, 621 B.C.
  • Excessively harsh; severe.
14 Jun 2016doyen
  • The senior member of a body or group.
  • One who is knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some field of endeavor.
21 Jan 2015dour
  • : stubbornly unyielding; as, "dour determination"
  • : harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; as, "a dour, self-sacrificing life"
  • : showing a brooding ill humor; as, "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"
10 Dec 2017doula
  • A woman who assists during childbirth labor and provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.

14 Feb 2014doula
  • A woman who assists during childbirth labor and provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.
19 Jun 2016doughty
  • Marked by fearless resolution; valiant; brave.
21 Mar 2016dotage
  • A deterioration of mental faculties, particularly in old age; the childishness of old age; senility; as, a venerable man, now in his dotage.
22 Feb 2015doppelganger
  • A spiritual or ghostly double or counterpart; esp., an apparitional double of a living person; a cowalker.
17 Mar 2016donnybrook
  • A brawl; a free-for-all; a heated quarrel or dispute.
16 Sep 2016dolorous
  • Marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
10 Nov 2014doff
  • To take off, as an article of clothing.
  • To tip or remove (one's hat).
  • To put aside; to rid oneself of.
29 Jan 2016distrait
  • Divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety.
10 Mar 2014dissolute
  • Loose in morals and conduct; marked by indulgence in sensual pleasures or vices.
4 Dec 2015dissimulate
  • To conceal under a false appearance.
23 Mar 2017dissemble
  • To hide under a false appearance; to hide the truth or true nature of.
  • To put on the appearance of; to feign.
30 Jul 2016disquisition
  • A formal discourse on a subject.
18 Aug 2016disport
  • To divert or amuse.
  • To display.
4 Aug 2015disparate
  • Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind; as, "such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing"; "disparate ideas."
  • Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements; as, "a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers."
14 Nov 2017disparate
  • 1. Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
    2. Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements.

17 Feb 2015disheveled
  • In disarray; disordered; disorderly; untidy.
18 Jul 2016dishabille
  • The state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
  • Casual or lounging attire.
  • An intentionally careless or casual manner.
29 Nov 2013discursive
  • Passing from one topic to another; ranging over a wide field; digressive; rambling.
  • Utilizing, marked by, or based on analytical reasoning -- contrasted with intuitive.
20 Mardiscrete
  • 1. Constituting a separate thing; distinct.
    2. Consisting of distinct or unconnected parts.
    3. (Mathematics) Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.

29 Sep 2016discrete
  • Constituting a separate thing; distinct.
  • Consisting of distinct or unconnected parts.
  • (Mathematics) Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.
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