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Date WordDescription
Todaypertinacious
  • 1. Holding or adhering obstinately to any opinion, purpose, or design.
    2. Stubbornly or perversely persistent.

Yesterdaymimetic
  • 1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative.
    2. Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants; as, "mimetic species; mimetic organisms."

17 Octscrabble
  • 1. To scrape or scratch with the hands or feet.
    2. To struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching.
    3. To proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble.
    4. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.

    transitive verb:
    1. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble on or over.
    2. To make or obtain by scraping together hastily.

    noun:
    1. The act or an instance of scrabbling.
    2. A scribble.

16 Octfriable
  • Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder.

15 Octlacuna
  • 1. A blank space; a missing part; a gap.
    2. (Biology) A small opening, depression, or cavity in an anatomical structure.

14 Octobdurate
  • 1. Hardened in wrongdoing; stubbornly wicked. Hardened in feelings; hard-hearted.
    2. Resistant to persuasion; unyielding.
    3. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough.

13 Octarcanum
  • 1. A secret; a mystery.
    2. Specialized or mysterious knowledge, language, or information that is not accessible to the average person (generally used in the plural).

12 Octfaineant
  • 1. Doing nothing or given to doing nothing; idle; lazy.

    noun:
    1. A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.

11 OctZeitgeist
  • [Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.

10 Octebullient
  • 1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
    2. Boiling up or over.

9 Octgelid
  • Extremely cold; icy.

8 Octbibulous
  • 1. Of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcoholic drink.
    2. Readily absorbing fluids or moisture.

7 Octmultifarious
  • Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.

6 Octgnomic
  • Uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims; wise and pithy.

5 Octhermitage
  • 1. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
    2. A monastery or abbey.
    3. A secluded residence; a retreat; a hideaway.
    4. (Capitalized) A palace in St. Petersburg, now an art museum.

4 Octbenefaction
  • 1. The act of conferring a benefit.
    2. A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.

3 Octamity
  • Friendship; friendly relations, especially between nations.

2 Octpersiflage
  • Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery.

1 Octcalumny
  • 1. False accusation of a crime or offense, intended to injure another's reputation.
    2. Malicious misrepresentation; slander.

30 Sepfinical
  • Extremely or unduly particular in standards or taste; fastidious; finicky.

29 Septocsin
  • 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
    2. A warning.

28 Sepdiscursive
  • 1. Passing from one topic to another; ranging over a wide field; digressive; rambling.
    2. Utilizing, marked by, or based on analytical reasoning -- contrasted with intuitive.

27 Seppari passu
  • At an equal pace or rate.

26 Sepunfledged
  • 1. Lacking the feathers necessary for flight.
    2. Not fully developed; immature.

25 Sepcomplement
  • 1. Something that fills up or completes.
    2. The quantity or number required to make up a whole or to make something complete.
    3. One of two parts that complete a whole or mutually complete each other; a counterpart.

    transitive verb:
    1. To supply what is lacking; to serve as a complement to; to supplement.

24 Sepdraconian
  • 1. Pertaining to Draco, a lawgiver of Athens, 621 B.C.
    2. Excessively harsh; severe.

23 Sepfrangible
  • Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.

22 Sepcacophony
  • 1. Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
    2. The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.

21 Sepdishabille
  • 1. The state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
    2. Casual or lounging attire.
    3. An intentionally careless or casual manner.

20 Separtifice
  • 1. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness.
    2. An ingenious or artful device or expedient.
    3. An artful trick or stratagem.
    4. Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.

19 Sepperspicacity
  • Clearness of understanding or insight; penetration, discernment.

18 Seprapprochement
  • The establishment or state of cordial relations.

17 Sepmendicant
  • 1. A beggar; especially, one who makes a business of begging.
    2. A member of an order of friars forbidden to acquire landed property and required to be supported by alms.

    adjective:
    1. Practicing beggary; begging; living on alms; as, mendicant friars.

16 Sepsurly
  • 1. Ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff.
    2. Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; ominous.

15 Sepderacinate
  • 1. To pluck up by the roots; to uproot.
    2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

14 Septarradiddle
  • 1. A petty falsehood; a fib.
    2. Pretentious nonsense.

13 Sepprofuse
  • 1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; giving or given liberally and abundantly; extravagant.
    2. Exhibiting great abundance; plentiful; copious; bountiful.

12 Sepsoporific
  • 1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
    2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.

    noun:
    1. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.

11 Sepvicissitude
  • 1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
    2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
    3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).

10 Sepcavalcade
  • 1. A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
    2. Any procession.
    3. A sequence; a series.

9 Sepmalapropos
  • 1. Unseasonable; unsuitable; inappropriate.

    adverb:
    1. In an inappropriate or inopportune manner; unseasonably.

8 Sephirsute
  • Covered with hair; set with bristles; shaggy; hairy.

7 Sepincongruous
  • 1. Lacking in harmony, compatibility, or appropriateness.
    2. Inconsistent with reason, logic, or common sense.

6 Sepkvetch
  • 1. To complain habitually.

    noun:
    1. A complaint.
    2. A habitual complainer.

5 Sepfoundling
  • A deserted or abandoned infant; a child found without a parent or caretaker.

4 Seprecumbent
  • 1. Reclining; lying down.
    2. Resting; inactive; idle.

3 Sepsomniferous
  • Causing or inducing sleep.

2 Seppostprandial
  • Happening or done after a meal.

1 Sepdeipnosophist
  • Someone who is skilled in table talk.

31 Augwiseacre
  • One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a would-be wise person; a smart aleck.

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