|19 Aug 2014||concatenation|
A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
|18 Aug 2014||foment|
To nurse to life or activity; to encourage; to incite; to instigate; -- often in a bad sense.
|17 Aug 2014||legerdemain|
- Sleight of hand.
- A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.
|16 Aug 2014||chthonic|
dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
|15 Aug 2014||convivial|
Of or relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; fond of festivity and good company; sociable.
|14 Aug 2014||boulevardier|
- A frequenter of city boulevards, especially in Paris.
- A sophisticated, worldly, and socially active man; a man who frequents fashionable places; a man-about-town.
|13 Aug 2014||diktat|
- A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party.
- An authoritative decree or order.
|12 Aug 2014||fortuitous|
- Happening by chance; coming or occurring by accident, or without any known cause.
- Happening by a fortunate or lucky chance.
- Fortunate or lucky.
|11 Aug 2014||indelible|
- That cannot be removed, erased, or washed away.
- Making marks that cannot easily be removed or erased.
- Incapable of being forgotten; memorable.
|10 Aug 2014||fiduciary|
Relating to the holding of something in trust for another.
|9 Aug 2014||hobnob|
|8 Aug 2014||munificent|
Very liberal in giving or bestowing; very generous; lavish.
|7 Aug 2014||gimcrack|
A showy but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.
|6 Aug 2014||bootless|
Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.
|5 Aug 2014||paladin|
- A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.
- A champion of a cause.
|4 Aug 2014||redivivus|
Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.
|3 Aug 2014||littoral|
Of, relating to, or on a coastal or shore region, especially a seashore.
|2 Aug 2014||bravado|
- a. Defiant or swaggering behavior: strove to prevent our courage from turning into bravado.
b. A pretense of courage; a false show of bravery.
- A disposition toward showy defiance or false expressions of courage.
|1 Aug 2014||triskaidekaphobia|
a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
--triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe, noun
|31 Jul 2014||onus|
- A burden; an obligation; a disagreeable necessity.
- a: A stigma. b: Blame.
- The burden of proof.
|30 Jul 2014||perdurable|
Very durable; lasting; continuing long.
|29 Jul 2014||malleable|
- Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
- Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced.
- Capable of adjusting to changing circumstances; adaptable.
|28 Jul 2014||recrimination|
- The act of returning one charge or accusation with another.
- An accusation brought by the accused against the accuser; a counter accusation.
|27 Jul 2014||xenophobia|
Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.
|26 Jul 2014||ostensible|
Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
|25 Jul 2014||quaff|
To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
|24 Jul 2014||euphonious|
Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.
|23 Jul 2014||schadenfreude|
A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
|22 Jul 2014||anodyne|
- Serving to relieve pain; soothing.
- Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous.
|21 Jul 2014||billingsgate|
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
|20 Jul 2014||palpable|
- Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
- Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
|19 Jul 2014||indigent|
Extremely poor; not having the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter.
|18 Jul 2014||prescient|
Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
|17 Jul 2014||deliquesce|
- To melt away or to disappear as if by melting.
- (Chemistry) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
- To become fluid or soft with age, as certain fungi.
- To form many small divisions or branches -- used especially of the veins of a leaf.
|16 Jul 2014||auspicious|
- Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
- Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."
|15 Jul 2014||flagitious|
- Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
- Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
- Characterized by enormous crimes or scandalous vices; as, "flagitious times."
|14 Jul 2014||pelf|
Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
|13 Jul 2014||recondite|
- Difficult to understand; abstruse.
- Concerned with obscure subject matter.
|12 Jul 2014||evince|
To show in a clear manner; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light.
|11 Jul 2014||numinous|
Indicating or suggesting the presence of a god-- spiritual, divine; inspiring awe and reverence-- holy.
|10 Jul 2014||cursory|
Hastily or superficially performed.
|9 Jul 2014||proponent|
One who argues in support of something; an advocate; a supporter.
|8 Jul 2014||fettle|
A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase "in fine fettle."
|7 Jul 2014||renascent|
Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
|6 Jul 2014||opportune|
Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.
|5 Jul 2014||procrastination|
|4 Jul 2014||aplomb|
- Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.
|3 Jul 2014||puissant|
Powerful; strong; mighty; as, a puissant prince or empire.
|2 Jul 2014||tocsin|
- An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
- A warning.
|1 Jul 2014||carapace|
- The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
- Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.