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DateWord Description
31 May 2015deign
  • To think worthy; to condescend -- followed by an infinitive.
11 Jandefenestrate
  • To throw out of a window.

30 Mar 2015defenestrate
  • To throw out of a window.
20 Jul 2016debouch
  • To march out (as from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open.
  • To emerge; to issue.
20 Nov 2014dapple
  • A small contrasting spot or blotch
15 Aug 2017dapple
  • 1. A small contrasting spot or blotch.
    2. A mottled appearance, especially of the coat of an animal (as a horse).

    transitive verb:
    1. To mark with patches of a color or shade; to spot.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To become dappled.

    adjective:
    1. Marked with contrasting patches or spots; dappled.

13 Mar 2015daedal
  • Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.
10 Febdaedal
  • 1. Complex or ingenious in form or function; intricate.
    2. Skillful; artistic; ingenious.
    3. Rich; adorned with many things.

22 May 2014cynosure
  • Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction.
  • That which serves to guide or direct.
  • [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which contains the North Star; also, the North Star itself.
8 Oct 2017cynosure
  • 1. Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction.
    2. That which serves to guide or direct.
    3. [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which contains the North Star; also, the North Star itself.

2 Maycursory
  • Hastily or superficially performed.

10 Jul 2014cursory
  • Hastily or superficially performed.
20 May 2014cupidity
  • Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.
22 Febcupidity
  • Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.

14 Jancum
  • With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.

15 Dec 2016cum
  • With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.
22 Apr 2016cudgel
  • A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.
5 May 2016crux
  • The basic, central, or critical point or feature.
  • Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain or solve.
29 Aug 2014crepuscular
  • Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous.
  • (Zoology) Flying in the twilight or evening, or before sunrise; -- said certain birds and insects.
3 Sep 2017crepuscular
  • 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim.
    2. (Zoology) Appearing or active at twilight.

26 Aug 2015credulous
  • Ready or inclined to believe on slight or uncertain evidence.
  • Based on or proceeding from credulity.
20 Dec 2017crapulous
  • 1. Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous stomach.
    2. Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous old reprobate.

29 Jul 2015crapulous
  • Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous stomach.
  • Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous old reprobate.
31 Dec 2016crabwise
  • Sideways.
  • In a cautiously indirect manner.
7 Jul 2015cozen
  • To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive.
  • To obtain by deceit.
9 May 2015coxcomb
  • obsolete. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red. (Now cockscomb).
  • archaic. The top of the head, or the head itself.
  • obsolete. A fool.
  • A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a dandy; a fop.
30 Nov 2013countervail
  • To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to counteract.
  • To compensate for; to offset; to furnish or serve as an equivalent to.
8 Nov 2016countermand
  • To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given.
  • To recall or order back by a contrary order.
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.
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