|2 Apr 2015||Hobson's choice|
A choice without an alternative; the thing offered or nothing.
|1 Apr 2015||inveterate|
- Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse.
- Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
|31 Mar 2015||supercilious|
Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; a supercilious air; supercilious behavior.
|30 Mar 2015||defenestrate|
To throw out of a window.
|29 Mar 2015||gesticulate|
To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
|28 Mar 2015||fop|
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance; a dandy.
|27 Mar 2015||propound|
To offer for consideration; put forward; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument
|26 Mar 2015||inveigh|
To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; -- with against; as, to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse.
|25 Mar 2015||tchotchke|
A trinket; a knickknack; a gewgaw.
|24 Mar 2015||gainsay|
To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
|23 Mar 2015||canard|
An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
|22 Mar 2015||vainglory|
Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.
|21 Mar 2015||constitutional|
A walk taken for one's health. [Colloquial]
|20 Mar 2015||fulsome|
Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; insincere or excessively lavish; esp., offensive from excess of praise.
|19 Mar 2015||fin de siecle|
A phrase mostly used adjectively in English to signify: belonging to, or characteristic of, the close of the (19th) century; hence, modern; ``up-to-date;'' sophisticated; world-weary; decadent.
|18 Mar 2015||inure|
- (transitive) To use or accustom till use gives little or no pain or inconvenience; to habituate; to practice habitually.
- (intransitive) To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.
|17 Mar 2015||choler|
Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
|16 Mar 2015||imbroglio|
A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.
|15 Mar 2015||land of Nod|
|14 Mar 2015||assiduous|
- Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting.
- Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor.
|13 Mar 2015||daedal|
Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.
|12 Mar 2015||cavil|
A captious or frivolous objection.
|11 Mar 2015||respite|
An interval of rest or relief; temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; pause; delay.
|10 Mar 2015||miscreant|
A vile wretch; an evildoer; a villain, rascal.
|9 Mar 2015||panoply|
- A splendid or impressive array.
- Defensive armor in general; a full suit of defensive armor.
|8 Mar 2015||invidious|
- Likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful; as, invidious distinctions.
- Containing or implying a slight; discriminatory.
|7 Mar 2015||clinquant|
Glittering with gold or silver; tinseled.
|6 Mar 2015||surfeit|
- Excess in eating and drinking.
- Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
- An excessive amount.
|5 Mar 2015||implacable|
Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.
|4 Mar 2015||hugger-mugger|
- Secret; clandestine; sly.
- Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger-mugger doings.
|3 Mar 2015||sardonic|
Derisive, mocking, scornful, or bitterly sarcastic.
|2 Mar 2015||encomium|
- Warm or high praise.
- A formal expression of praise.
|1 Mar 2015||supererogatory|
More than is needed or required.
|28 Feb 2015||berate|
To scold severely or angrily.
|27 Feb 2015||bombast|
High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion.
|26 Feb 2015||aggrandize|
- To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
- To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
- To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
|25 Feb 2015||inculcate|
To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind.
|24 Feb 2015||animadversion|
- Harsh criticism or disapproval.
- Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame.
|23 Feb 2015||chimerical|
Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; having, or capable of having, no existence except in thought; as, "chimerical projects".
|22 Feb 2015||doppelganger|
A spiritual or ghostly double or counterpart; esp., an apparitional double of a living person; a cowalker.
|21 Feb 2015||flout|
To treat with contempt; to mock or insult.
A mock; an insult.
|20 Feb 2015||contumely|
Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.
|19 Feb 2015||vituperate|
To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
|18 Feb 2015||precocious|
1. Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); as, "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement."
2. (Botany) Flowering or fruiting early.
|17 Feb 2015||disheveled|
In disarray; disordered; disorderly; untidy.
|16 Feb 2015||autocrat|
- An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar).
- One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.
|15 Feb 2015||ostracize|
- To expel from a community or group; to cast out from social, political, or private favor.
- (Greek Antiquity) To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
|14 Feb 2015||skulk|
- To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk.
- To avoid responsibilities and duties; to malinger.
|13 Feb 2015||lackadaisical|
- lacking spirit or liveliness
- idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way; "she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical"; "a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse
|12 Feb 2015||misnomer|
Any misnaming of a person or thing; a wrong or inapplicable name or title.