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Date WordDescription
23 Mayeremite
  • A hermit, especially a religious recluse.

22 Maypiebald
  • 1. Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled.
    2. Mixed; composed of incongruous parts.

21 Mayanimus
  • 1. Basic attitude or animating spirit; disposition; intention.
    2. A feeling of ill will; animosity.
    3. In Jungian psychology, the inner masculine part of the female personality [cf. anima].

20 Maycompunction
  • 1. Anxiety or deep unease proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain.
    2. A sting of conscience or a twinge of uneasiness; a qualm; a scruple.

19 Mayascribe
  • 1. To attribute, as to a source or cause; as, "they ascribed the poor harvest to drought."
    2. To attribute, as a quality; to consider or allege to belong; as, "ascribed jealousy to the critics."

18 Mayperemptory
  • 1. Precluding or putting an end to all debate or action.
    2. Not allowing contradiction or refusal; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
    3. Expressive of urgency or command.
    4. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; dictatorial; dogmatic.

17 Mayavuncular
  • 1. Of or pertaining to an uncle.
    2. Resembling an uncle, especially in kindness or indulgence.

16 Maysough
  • 1. To make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound, as the wind.

    noun:
    1. A soft, low rustling or sighing sound.

15 Mayinveigh
  • To rail (against some person or thing); to protest strongly or attack with harsh and bitter language -- usually with "against"; as, "to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse."

14 Mayconcatenation
  • A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.

13 Maysupercilious
  • Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.

12 Mayprima facie
  • 1. At first view; on the first appearance.

    adjective:
    1. True, valid, or adequate at first sight; as it seems at first sight; ostensible.
    2. Self-evident; obvious.
    3. (Law) Sufficient to establish a fact or a case unless disproved.

11 Maycontretemps
  • An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.

10 Mayheterogeneous
  • Consisting of dissimilar elements, parts, or ingredients -- opposed to homogeneous.

9 Mayeschew
  • To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).

8 Maygermane
  • Appropriate or fitting; relevant.

7 Mayapologia
  • A formal defense or justification, especially of one's opinions, position, or actions.

6 Maygrandiloquent
  • Lofty in style; pompous; bombastic.

5 Mayplebeian
  • 1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.
    2. Of or pertaining to the common people.
    3. Vulgar; common; crude or coarse in nature or manner.

    noun:
    1. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome; opposed to patrician.
    2. One of the common people or lower classes.
    3. A coarse, crude, or vulgar person.

4 Maylimn
  • 1. To depict by drawing or painting.
    2. To portray in words; to describe.

3 Maymordant
  • Biting; caustic; sarcastic.

2 Maycursory
  • Hastily or superficially performed.

1 Mayexculpate
  • To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.

30 Aprnescience
  • Lack of knowledge or awareness; ignorance.

29 Aprbon ton
  • 1. Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
    2. The proper or fashionable thing to do.
    3. Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.

28 Aprscuttlebutt
  • 1. A drinking fountain on a ship.
    2. A cask on a ship that contains the day's supply of drinking water.
    3. Gossip; rumor.

27 Aprinnocuous
  • 1. Harmless; producing no ill effect.
    2. Not likely to offend or provoke; as, "an innocuous remark."

26 Aprimbroglio
  • 1. A complicated and embarrassing state of things.
    2. A confused or complicated disagreement or misunderstanding.
    3. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
    4. A confused mass; a tangle.

25 Aprquandary
  • A state of difficulty, perplexity, doubt, or uncertainty.

24 Aprarrant
  • Thoroughgoing; downright; out-and-out; confirmed; extreme; notorious.

23 Aprflorid
  • 1. Flushed with red; of a lively reddish color.
    2. Excessively ornate; flowery; as, "a florid style; florid eloquence."

22 Aprconnubial
  • Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.

21 Aprmountebank
  • 1. A peddler of quack medicine, who stands on a platform to appeal to the audience.
    2. A charlatan; a boastful pretender to knowledge or a skill.

20 Aprcap-a-pie
  • From head to foot; at all points.

19 Aprquisling
  • Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying his or her country; a traitor.

18 Aprhistrionic
  • 1. Of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater; befitting a theater; theatrical.
    2. Overly dramatic; deliberately affected.

17 Aprgenuflect
  • 1. To bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
    2. To be servilely respectful or obedient; to grovel.

16 Aprhubris
  • Overbearing pride or presumption.

15 Aprapotheosis
  • 1. Elevation to divine rank or stature; deification.
    2. An exalted or glorified example; a model of excellence or perfection of a kind.

14 Apremblazon
  • To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.

13 Aprcomplaisant
  • Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.

12 Aprdepredation
  • 1. An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
    2. [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.

11 Aprplaudit
  • 1. A round or demonstration of applause.
    2. Enthusiastic approval; an expression of praise.

10 Apraficionado
  • An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.

9 Aprtimorous
  • 1. Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
    2. Indicating, or caused by, fear.

8 Aprvenal
  • 1. Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; held for sale; salable; purchasable.
    2. Capable of being corrupted.
    3. Marked by or associated with bribery and corrupt dealings.

7 Aprcopious
  • 1. Affording an abundant supply; plentifully furnished; lavish.
    2. Large in quantity; plentiful, profuse; abundant.
    3. Full of information or matter.

6 Aprautocrat
  • An absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation.

5 Aprsedulous
  • 1. Diligent in application or pursuit; steadily industrious.
    2. Characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance.

4 AprBrobdingnagian
  • Of extraordinary size; gigantic; enormous.

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