|21 Aug 2018||peripatetic|
1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.
1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
2. A follower of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
|20 Aug 2018||congeries|
A collection; an aggregation.
|19 Aug 2018||agrestic|
Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.
|18 Aug 2018||obfuscate|
1. To darken or render indistinct or dim.
2. To make obscure or difficult to understand or make sense of.
3. To confuse or bewilder.
|17 Aug 2018||copse|
A thicket or grove of small trees.
|16 Aug 2018||harangue|
1. A speech addressed to a large public assembly.
2. A noisy or pompous speech; a rant.
1. To deliver a harangue to; to address by a harangue.
1. To make a harangue; to declaim.
|15 Aug 2018||apocryphal|
1. (Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; equivocal; fictitious; spurious; false.
|14 Aug 2018||fillip|
1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
2. Something serving to rouse or excite; a stimulus.
3. A trivial addition; an embellishment.
1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.
2. To snap; to project quickly.
3. To urge on; to provide a stimulus, by or as if by a fillip.
|13 Aug 2018||ostracize|
1. To banish or expel from a community or group; to cast out from social, political, or private favor.
2. [Greek Antiquity] To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
|12 Aug 2018||prevaricate|
To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.
|11 Aug 2018||wan|
1. Having a pale or sickly hue; pale; pallid.
2. Lacking vitality, as from weariness, illness, or unhappiness; feeble.
3. Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
|10 Aug 2018||febrile|
Of or pertaining to fever; indicating fever or derived from it; feverish.
|9 Aug 2018||contemporaneous|
Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
|8 Aug 2018||virtu|
1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
3. Artistic quality.
|7 Aug 2018||inveterate|
1. Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing.
2. Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual.
|6 Aug 2018||rapport|
A relation, especially one characterized by sympathetic understanding, emotional affinity, or mutual trust.
|5 Aug 2018||crabwise|
2. In a cautiously indirect manner.
|4 Aug 2018||solicitous|
1. Manifesting or expressing care or concern.
2. Full of anxiety or concern; apprehensive.
3. Extremely careful; meticulous.
4. Full of desire; eager.
|3 Aug 2018||felicitous|
1. Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt.
2. Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune.
|2 Aug 2018||perfidy|
The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow; faithlessness; treachery.
|1 Aug 2018||ancillary|
1. Subordinate; subsidiary.
2. Auxiliary; helping.
1. Something that is subordinate to something else.
|31 Jul 2018||ken|
1. Perception; understanding; knowledge.
2. The range of vision.
3. View; sight.
|30 Jul 2018||qua|
In the capacity or character of; as.
|29 Jul 2018||obstreperous|
1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant; unruly.
2. Noisy, clamorous, or boisterous.
|28 Jul 2018||exemplar|
1. A model or pattern to be copied or imitated.
2. A typical or standard specimen.
3. An ideal model or type.
4. A copy of a book or text.
|27 Jul 2018||tchotchke|
|26 Jul 2018||facile|
1. Easily done or performed; not difficult.
2. Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; as, "too facile a solution for so complex a problem."
3. Ready; quick; expert; as, "he is facile in expedients"; "he wields a facile pen."
|25 Jul 2018||lascivious|
1. Lewd; lustful.
2. Tending to arouse sexual desires.
|24 Jul 2018||extraneous|
1. Coming from or existing on the outside.
2. Introduced from an outside source.
3. Not essential or intrinsic; foreign.
4. Not pertinent to the matter at hand; irrelevant.
|23 Jul 2018||concinnity|
1. Internal harmony or fitness in the adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other.
2. Studied elegance of design or arrangement -- used chiefly of literary style.
3. An instance of concinnity.
|22 Jul 2018||hypnagogic|
Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.
|21 Jul 2018||perorate|
1. To conclude or sum up a long discourse.
2. To speak or expound at length; to declaim.
|20 Jul 2018||braggadocio|
1. A braggart.
2. Empty boasting.
3. A swaggering, cocky manner.
|19 Jul 2018||deprecate|
1. [Archaic] To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer.
2. To disapprove of strongly.
3. To belittle; to depreciate.
|18 Jul 2018||gambol|
1. To dance and skip about in play; to frolic.
1. A skipping or leaping about in frolic.
|17 Jul 2018||privation|
1. An act or instance of depriving.
2. The state of being deprived of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need.
|16 Jul 2018||tutelary|
Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, "tutelary goddesses."
|15 Jul 2018||bloviate|
To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
|14 Jul 2018||indomitable|
Incapable of being subdued or overcome; unconquerable.
|13 Jul 2018||recalcitrant|
Stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.
|12 Jul 2018||swan song|
1. A beautiful legendary song said to be sung by a dying swan.
2. A final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement.
|11 Jul 2018||prescient|
Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
|10 Jul 2018||monomania|
1. Pathological obsession with a single subject or idea.
2. Excessive concentration of interest upon one particular subject or idea.
|9 Jul 2018||aesthete|
One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
|8 Jul 2018||fulsome|
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
|7 Jul 2018||ostensible|
Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
|6 Jul 2018||militate|
To have force or influence.
|5 Jul 2018||vertiginous|
1. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
2. Causing or tending to cause dizziness.
3. Turning round; whirling; revolving.
4. Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant.
|4 Jul 2018||stanch|
To stop the flowing of; to check in its course; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, "to stanch a wound."
|3 Jul 2018||opprobrium|
1. Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt.
2. A cause or object of reproach or disgrace.