|24 Dec 2014||trepidation|
- . An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of
paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking;
- . Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion;
fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
|23 Dec 2014||Whig|
(in American History)
(a) A friend and supporter of the American Revolution; --
opposed to Tory, and Royalist.
(b) One of the political party in the United States from
about 1829 to 1856, opposed in politics to the
|22 Dec 2014||verdant|
- . Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh;
flourishing; as, verdant fields; as, ``a verdant lawn.''
- . Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw;
green; as, ``a verdant youth.''
|21 Dec 2014||Brobdingnagian|
Colossal; of extraordinary height; gigantic. -- as a noun: a giant.
[Often misspelt Brobdignagian.]
|20 Dec 2014||sublunary|
- situated between the earth and the moon; situated beneath the moon
- of this earth; of or pertaining to this
world; terrestrial; earthly.
|19 Dec 2014||bandog|
A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained
or tied up.
|18 Dec 2014||scion|
- (a) A shoot or sprout of a plant
- (b) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting
2. Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, ``a scion of a royal
|17 Dec 2014||desultory|
- Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another,
without order or rational connection; without logical
sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless; as, ``desultory
- Out of course; by the way; as a digression; not connected
with the subject; as, ``a desultory remark''
|16 Dec 2014||slugabed|
a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour; one who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.
|15 Dec 2014||aestival|
- To spend the summer.
- (of animals) To pass the summer in a state of torpor.
|14 Dec 2014||lexicon|
- A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement
of the words in a language or of a considerable number of
them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially,
a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.
|13 Dec 2014||gamut|
- : a complete extent or range; as, ``a face that expressed a gamut of emotions''
- : the entire scale of musical notes
|12 Dec 2014||junta|
a council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; especially: a clique that seeks or obtains power usually through intrigue or revolution
|11 Dec 2014||virtu|
- love of or taste for fine objects of art
- productions of art (especially fine antiques)
|10 Dec 2014||vexillology|
|9 Dec 2014||taw|
- a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
|8 Dec 2014||chichi|
|7 Dec 2014||arbitrage|
- arbitrage \AHR-buh-trahzh\, noun:
- arbitrage, verb:
|6 Dec 2014||agog|
- in eager desire; eager; highly excited; astir
|5 Dec 2014||inclement|
- Physically severe or harsh (generally restricted to the elements or weather); rough; boisterous; stormy; rigorously cold, etc.
- Not clement; destitute of a mild and kind temper; void of tenderness; unmerciful; severe; harsh.
|4 Dec 2014||regale|
- regale\ri-GAY(uh)L\, verb:
- regale, noun:
|3 Dec 2014||knell|
- The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a
person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively,
a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of
|2 Dec 2014||kobold|
- A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding
to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow.
|1 Dec 2014||plethora|
- 1. Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperæmia; -- opposed to anæmia.
2. State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.
|30 Nov 2014||objurgate|
- express strong disapproval of;
- censure severely
|29 Nov 2014||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.
|28 Nov 2014||exiguity|
- Scantiness; smallness; thinness;the quality of being meager. --EXIGUOUS, adjective
|27 Nov 2014||assuage|
- To soften; to allay, mitigate, ease,
or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as
passion or tumult.
|26 Nov 2014||canorous|
- Melodious; musical
canorously, adv.; canorousness, n.
|25 Nov 2014||thaumaturgy|
- The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain
|24 Nov 2014||susurrus|
- The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur; a rustling
|23 Nov 2014||glower|
- to stare angrily or with a scowl.
|22 Nov 2014||capacious|
- Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.
|21 Nov 2014||capitulate|
- to surrender under agreed conditions
|20 Nov 2014||dapple|
- A small contrasting spot or blotch
|19 Nov 2014||umbrage|
- suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment
|18 Nov 2014||bivouac|
- > The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack 2: An encampment for the night usually without tents or covering. --v.i.; BIVOUACKED; BIVOUACKING: To encamp for the night under little or no shelter.
|17 Nov 2014||deprecate|
- to disapprove of strongly; deplore 2: belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts" 3 archaic: To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer
|16 Nov 2014||emolument|
- The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary
|15 Nov 2014||complement|
- Something that fills up or completes.
- The quantity or number required to make up a whole or to make something complete.
- One of two parts that complete a whole or mutually complete each other; a counterpart.
|14 Nov 2014||quiddity|
- The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity of a thing.
- A hairsplitting distinction; a trifling point; a quibble.
- An eccentricity; an odd feature.
|13 Nov 2014||gewgaw|
A showy trifle; a trinket; a bauble.
|12 Nov 2014||pugilist|
One who fights with the fists; especially, a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
|11 Nov 2014||conurbation|
An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.
|10 Nov 2014||doff|
- To take off, as an article of clothing.
- To tip or remove (one's hat).
- To put aside; to rid oneself of.
|9 Nov 2014||subfusc|
Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
|8 Nov 2014||robustious|
- Boisterous; vigorous.
- Coarse; rough; crude.
|7 Nov 2014||descant|
- (Music) (a) A melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor. (b) The upper voice in part music.
- A discourse or discussion on a theme.
|6 Nov 2014||propinquity|
- Nearness in place; proximity.
- Nearness in time.
- Nearness of relation; kinship.
|5 Nov 2014||castigate|
To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.