|16 Jul 2015||tractable|
Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable;
governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner.
|15 Jul 2015||hoary|
- White or gray with age; as, hoary hairs.
- Hence, ancient; extremely old; remote in time past.
|14 Jul 2015||opprobrium|
Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt.
|13 Jul 2015||tergiversation|
- The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous; subterfuge; evasion.
- The act of abandoning a party or cause.
|12 Jul 2015||perfidy|
The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow; faithlessness; treachery.
|11 Jul 2015||cacophony|
- Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
- The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.
|10 Jul 2015||jejune|
- Lacking in nutritive value.
- Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish.
- Lacking interest or significance; dull; meager; dry.
|9 Jul 2015||recrudescent|
Breaking out again after temporary abatement or suppression; as, a
|8 Jul 2015||perfervid|
Very fervid; too fervid; ardent; impassioned; marked by exaggerated or overwrought emotion.
|7 Jul 2015||cozen|
- To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive.
- To obtain by deceit.
|6 Jul 2015||obtrude|
- To thrust out; to push out.
- To force or impose (one's self, remarks, opinions, etc.) on others with undue insistence or without solicitation.
|5 Jul 2015||inimical|
- Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly;
- Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic;
inconsistent; incompatible; adverse; repugnant.
|4 Jul 2015||improvident|
Not provident; lacking foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or
providing for the future; negligent; thoughtless.
|3 Jul 2015||palliate|
- To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults.
- To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; as, to palliate a disease.
|2 Jul 2015||denizen|
- A dweller; an inhabitant.
- One that frequents a particular place.
- One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.
- One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
|1 Jul 2015||turgid|
- Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swollen; bloated; inflated -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.
- Swelling in style or language; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.
|30 Jun 2015||flummox|
|29 Jun 2015||uxorious|
Excessively fond of, or submissive to, a wife; being a dependent husband.
|28 Jun 2015||rapacious|
- Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence;
seizing by force.
- Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized
by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.
- Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous;
voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.
|27 Jun 2015||febrile|
Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived from it; feverish; as, febrile
symptoms; febrile action.
|26 Jun 2015||kitsch|
Art characterized by pretentious bad taste.
|25 Jun 2015||abrogate|
- To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
- To put an end to; to do away with.
|24 Jun 2015||admonition|
Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression
of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.
|23 Jun 2015||ruminate|
- To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
- To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.
|22 Jun 2015||scapegrace|
A graceless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless.
|21 Jun 2015||plangent|
- Beating with a loud or deep sound, as, "The plangent wave."
- Expressing sadness; plaintive.
|20 Jun 2015||malodorous|
|19 Jun 2015||apothegm|
A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim.
|18 Jun 2015||supernal|
- Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, supernal regions.
- Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as,
|17 Jun 2015||harangue|
A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud
address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech;
|16 Jun 2015||sempiternal|
Of never ending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.
|15 Jun 2015||masticate|
1. To grind or crush with or as if with the teeth in preparation for swallowing
and digestion; to chew; as, "to masticate food."
2. To crush or knead (rubber, for example) into a pulp.
|14 Jun 2015||physiognomy|
- The art of discovering temperament, and other characteristic qualities of the mind, by the outward appearance, especially by the features of the face.
- The face or countenance, with respect to the temper of the mind; particular configuration, cast, or expression of countenance, as denoting character.
- The general appearance or aspect of a thing, without reference to its scientific characteristics; as, the physiognomy of a plant, or of a meteor.
|13 Jun 2015||inamorata|
A woman whom one is in love with; a mistress.
|12 Jun 2015||meretricious|
- Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with prostitutes.
- Alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as, meretricious dress or ornaments.
|11 Jun 2015||quash|
- (Law) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment.
- To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion.
|10 Jun 2015||vivify|
- To endue with life; to make to be living; to animate.
- To make more lively or intense.
|9 Jun 2015||bravura|
- A florid, brilliant style of music, written for effect, to show
the range and flexibility of a singer's voice, or the technical force and
skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
- A showy display.
|8 Jun 2015||anathema|
- A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by
ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence:
Denunciation of anything as accursed.
- An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
- Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
- Any person or thing that is intensely disliked.
|7 Jun 2015||sonorous|
- Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
- Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous
- Yielding sound; characterized by sound; as, the
vowels are sonorous.
- Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
|6 Jun 2015||alacrity|
A cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; briskness; sprightliness; as, the soldiers advanced with alacrity to meet the enemy.
|5 Jun 2015||cognoscente|
An expert in a certain field, especially in the fine arts; a connoisseur.
|4 Jun 2015||pejorative|
Depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable; belittling.
|3 Jun 2015||panache|
- Dash or flamboyance in manner or style.
- A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.
|2 Jun 2015||mawkish|
- Sickly or excessively sentimental.
- Insipid in taste; nauseous; disgusting.
|1 Jun 2015||restive|
- Impatient under restriction, delay, coercion, or opposition; resisting control.
- Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn.
|31 May 2015||deign|
To think worthy; to condescend -- followed by an infinitive.
|30 May 2015||portentous|
- Foreboding; foreshadowing, especially foreshadowing ill; ominous.
- Marvelous; prodigious; wonderful; as, a beast of portentous size.
|29 May 2015||inveigle|
To lead astray as if blind; to persuade by deceptive arts
or flattery; to entice; to wheedle.
|28 May 2015||ephemeral|
- Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than,
a day; as, an ephemeral flower.
- Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.