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DateWord Description
15 Dec 2017countermand
  • 1. To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given.
    2. To recall or order back by a contrary order.

    noun:
    1. A contrary order.
    2. Revocation of a former order or command.

16 Jun 2016coterminous
  • Having the same or coincident boundaries.
  • Having the same scope, range of meaning, duration.
24 Mar 2014cosset
  • To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
11 Oct 2016cosmopolite
  • One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person.
  • (Ecology) An organism found in most parts of the world.
5 Oct 2014coruscate
  • To give off or reflect bright beams or flashes of light; to sparkle.
  • To exhibit brilliant, sparkling technique or style.
28 Jun 2014corroborate
  • To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
24 Maycorroborate
  • To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.

10 Jun 2016corpulent
  • Very fat; obese.
9 Oct 2015cornucopia
  • The horn of plenty, from which fruits and flowers are represented as issuing. It is an emblem of abundance.
  • An overflowing supply; an abundance.
12 Feb 2017cormorant
  • Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.
  • A gluttonous, greedy, or rapacious person.
13 Sep 2015coquette
  • A woman who habitually trifles with the affections of men; a flirt.
5 Aug 2016copse
  • A thicket or grove of small trees.
7 Aprcopious
  • 1. Affording an abundant supply; plentifully furnished; lavish.
    2. Large in quantity; plentiful, profuse; abundant.
    3. Full of information or matter.

6 Feb 2015copious
  • large in number or quantity; as, "she took copious notes."
  • affording an abundant supply
19 Feb 2017copacetic
  • Very satisfactory; fine.
15 Aug 2014convivial
  • Of or relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; fond of festivity and good company; sociable.
11 Nov 2014conurbation
  • An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.
24 Jul 2017conurbation
  • An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.

20 Feb 2015contumely
  • Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.
16 Marcontumely
  • 1. Rudeness or rough treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence.
    2. An instance of contemptuousness in act or speech.

17 May 2015contumacious
  • Exhibiting contempt for authority; obstinate; stubbornly disobedient.
  • (Law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.
8 Dec 2015contrite
  • Deeply affected with grief and regret for having done wrong; penitent; as, a contrite sinner.
  • Expressing or arising from contrition; as, contrite words.
20 Jun 2016contretemps
  • An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.
11 Maycontretemps
  • An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.

1 Jan 2014contravene
  • To act or be counter to; to violate.
  • To oppose in argument; to contradict.
18 Dec 2017contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."

31 Aug 2014contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."
28 Nov 2016contemporaneous
  • Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
23 Feb 2017contemn
  • To regard or treat with disdain or contempt; to scorn; to despise.
21 Mar 2015constitutional
21 Nov 2016conspectus
  • A general sketch or survey of a subject.
  • A synopsis; an outline.
6 Aug 2015consanguineous
  • Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
11 Nov 2017consanguineous
  • Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
6 Mar 2016connubial
  • Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.
22 Aprconnubial
  • Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.

29 Aug 2015congeries
  • A collection; an aggregation.
26 Jun 2014confute
  • To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.
13 Junconfute
  • To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.

1 Oct 2017confrere
  • A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague; a comrade; an intimate associate.

13 Dec 2015confrere
  • A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague; an intimate associate.
5 Feb 2015confluence
  • The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting.
  • Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a coming together of people; a concourse; an assemblage.
5 Janconfluence
  • 1. A flowing or coming together; junction.
    2. The place where two rivers, streams, etc. meet.
    3. A flocking or assemblage of a multitude in one place; a large collection or assemblage.

4 Oct 2016conflate
  • To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
  • To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.
15 Dec 2015conflagration
  • A large and destructive fire; a general burning.
  • Something like a conflagration; conflict; war.
22 May 2015confabulation
  • Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.
  • (Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered
21 Mar 2014condign
  • Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.
3 Sep 2015concupiscence
  • Strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
24 Nov 2017concupiscence
  • Strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.

24 May 2014concomitant
  • Accompanying; attendant; occurring or existing concurrently.
4 Jun 2016concinnity
  • Internal harmony or fitness in the adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other.
  • Studied elegance of design or arrangement -- used chiefly of literary style.
  • An instance of concinnity.
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