|19 Sep 2017||voluptuary|
- 1. A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.
1. Voluptuous; luxurious.
|20 Sep 2017||inure|
- 1. To make accustomed or used to something painful, difficult, or inconvenient; to harden; to habituate; as, "inured to drudgery and distress.
1. 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.
|21 Sep 2017||auspicious|
- 1. Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."
|22 Sep 2017||tmesis|
- In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely."
|23 Sep 2017||carapace|
- 1. The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
2. Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.
|24 Sep 2017||paladin|
- 1. A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.
2. A champion of a cause.
|25 Sep 2017||hale|
- Free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy.
|26 Sep 2017||sacrosanct|
|27 Sep 2017||melange|
|28 Sep 2017||vainglory|
- 1. Excessive pride in one's achievements, abilities, qualities, etc.
2. Vain display.
|29 Sep 2017||sub rosa|
- 1. Secretly; privately; confidentially.
1. Designed to be secret or confidential; secretive; private.
|30 Sep 2017||digerati|
- Persons knowledgeable about computers and technology.
|1 Oct 2017||confrere|
- A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague; a comrade; an intimate associate.
|2 Oct 2017||querulous|
- 1. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining.
2. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining.
|3 Oct 2017||vociferous|
- Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
|4 Oct 2017||firmament|
- 1. The region of the air; the sky; the heavens.
2. The field or sphere of an interest or activity.
|5 Oct 2017||jollification|
- Merrymaking; festivity; revelry.
|6 Oct 2017||benefaction|
- 1. The act of conferring a benefit.
2. A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.
|7 Oct 2017||apposite|
- Being of striking appropriateness and relevance; very applicable; apt.
|8 Oct 2017||cynosure|
- 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.
|9 Oct 2017||quiddity|
- 1. The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity of a thing.
2. A hairsplitting distinction; a trifling point; a quibble.
3. An eccentricity; an odd feature.
|10 Oct 2017||perquisite|
- 1. A profit or benefit in addition to a salary or wages.
2. Broadly: The benefits of a position or office.
3. A gratuity or tip for services performed.
4. Anything to which someone has or claims the sole right.
|11 Oct 2017||Hogmanay|
- The name, in Scotland, for New Year's Eve, on which children go about singing and asking for gifts; also, a gift, cake, or treat given on New Year's Eve.
|12 Oct 2017||vim|
Power; force; energy; spirit; activity; vigor.
|13 Oct 2017||plenary|
1. Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
2. Fully attended by all qualified members.
|14 Oct 2017||gastronome|
A connoisseur of good food and drink.
|15 Oct 2017||sine qua non|
- An essential condition or element; an indispensable thing.
|16 Oct 2017||exegete|
A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
|17 Oct 2017||recondite|
1. Difficult to understand; abstruse.
2. Concerned with obscure subject matter.
|18 Oct 2017||diktat|
1. A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party.
2. An authoritative decree or order.
|19 Oct 2017||esurient|
Hungry; voracious; greedy.
|20 Oct 2017||ineffable|
1. Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable.
2. Not to be uttered; taboo.
|21 Oct 2017||dubiety|
1. The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
2. A matter of doubt.
|22 Oct 2017||pugilist|
One who fights with the fists; especially, a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
|23 Oct 2017||renascent|
Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
|24 Oct 2017||sesquipedalian|
1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
1. A long word.
|25 Oct 2017||encumbrance|
1. A burden, impediment, or hindrance.
2. A lien, mortgage, or other financial claim against a property.
|26 Oct 2017||pugnacious|
Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
|27 Oct 2017||capricious|
Apt to change suddenly; whimsical; changeable.
|28 Oct 2017||comity|
1. A state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect, especially between or among nations or people; civility.
2. The courteous recognition by one nation of the laws and institutions of another.
3. The group of nations observing international comity.
|29 Oct 2017||quondam|
- Having been formerly; former; sometime.
|30 Oct 2017||ergo|
Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.
|31 Oct 2017||susurration|
A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
|1 Nov 2017||irrefragable|
Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.
|2 Nov 2017||tutelage|
1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
3. Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.
|3 Nov 2017||incommunicado|
Without the means or right to communicate.
|4 Nov 2017||predilection|
A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.
|5 Nov 2017||flippant|
Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.
|6 Nov 2017||grandee|
1. A man of elevated rank or station.
2. In Spain or Portugal, a nobleman of the first rank.
|7 Nov 2017||wunderkind|
1. A child prodigy.
2. One who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.