|22 Apr 2017||introspection|
- The act or process of self-examination; contemplation of one's own thoughts and feelings; a looking inward.
|23 Apr 2017||malfeasance|
- Wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.
|24 Apr 2017||fealty|
- 1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord.
2. The oath by which this obligation was assumed.
3. Fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
|25 Apr 2017||atelier|
|26 Apr 2017||apparition|
- 1. A ghost; a specter; a phantom.
2. The thing appearing; the sudden or unexpected appearance of something or somebody.
3. The act of becoming visible; appearance.
4. (Astronomy) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; -- opposed to occultation.
|27 Apr 2017||propinquity|
- 1. Nearness in place; proximity.
2. Nearness in time.
3. Nearness of relation; kinship.
|28 Apr 2017||ersatz|
- Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.
|29 Apr 2017||flummox|
|30 Apr 2017||iota|
- 1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to the English i.
2. A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a bit.
|1 May 2017||ennui|
- A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest; boredom.
|2 May 2017||assuage|
- 1. To make milder or less severe; to reduce the intensity of; to ease; to relieve.
2. To appease; to satisfy.
3. To soothe or calm; to pacify.
|3 May 2017||regale|
- 1. To entertain with something that delights.
2. To entertain sumptuously with fine food and drink.
1. To feast.
1. A sumptuous feast.
2. A choice food; a delicacy.
|4 May 2017||eke|
- 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'.
|5 May 2017||badinage|
- Light, playful talk; banter.
|6 May 2017||indelible|
- 1. That cannot be removed, erased, or washed away.
2. Making marks that cannot easily be removed or erased.
3. Incapable of being forgotten; memorable.
|7 May 2017||volte-face|
- An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion.
|8 May 2017||kismet|
|9 May 2017||refulgent|
- Shining brightly; radiant; brilliant; resplendent.
|10 May 2017||caesura|
- 1. A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study || of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man].
2. Any break, pause, or interruption.
|11 May 2017||wastrel|
- 1. A person who wastes, especially one who squanders money; a spendthrift.
2. An idler; a loafer; a good-for-nothing.
|12 May 2017||circumlocution|
- The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.
|13 May 2017||Zeitgeist|
- [Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
|14 May 2017||affable|
- 1. Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
2. Gracious; benign.
|15 May 2017||parsimonious|
- Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess.
|16 May 2017||beholden|
- Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
|17 May 2017||waylay|
- 1. To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
2. To approach or stop (someone) unexpectedly.
|18 May 2017||castigate|
- To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.
|19 May 2017||somniferous|
- Causing or inducing sleep.
|20 May 2017||captious|
- 1. Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
2. Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.
|21 May 2017||sojourn|
- 1. To stay as a temporary resident; to dwell for a time.
1. A temporary stay.
|22 May 2017||nugatory|
- 1. Trifling; insignificant; inconsequential.
2. Having no force; inoperative; ineffectual.
|23 May 2017||ubiquitous|
- Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time.
|24 May 2017||tryst|
- 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.
|25 May 2017||pari passu|
- At an equal pace or rate.
|26 May 2017||enmity|
- Hatred; ill will; hostile or unfriendly disposition.
|27 May 2017||numinous|
- 1. Of or pertaining to a numen; supernatural.
2. Indicating or suggesting the presence of a god; divine; holy.
3. Inspiring awe and reverence; spiritual.
|28 May 2017||dilatory|
- 1. Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination.
2. Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures.
|29 May 2017||parley|
- A conference or discussion, especially with an enemy, as with regard to a truce or other matters.
|30 May 2017||ephemeral|
- 1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; as, an ephemeral flower.
2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.
|31 May 2017||truculent|
- 1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
|1 Jun 2017||vicissitude|
- 1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
|2 Jun 2017||schadenfreude|
- A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
|3 Jun 2017||tyro|
- A beginner in learning; a novice.
|4 Jun 2017||expatiate|
- 1. To speak or write at length or in considerable detail.
2. To move about freely; to wander.
|5 Jun 2017||peccadillo|
- A slight offense; a petty fault.
|6 Jun 2017||bagatelle|
- 1. A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
2. A short, light musical or literary piece.
3. A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.
|7 Jun 2017||descant|
- 1. (Music) (a) A melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor. (b) The upper voice in part music.
2. A discourse or discussion on a theme.
\DES-kant; des-KANT; dis-\, intransitive verb:
1. (a) To sing or play a descant. (b) To sing.
2. To comment freely; to discourse at length.
|8 Jun 2017||canorous|
- Richly melodious; pleasant sounding; musical.
|9 Jun 2017||unctuous|
- 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.
|10 Jun 2017||evanescent|
- Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.