|25 Aug 2017||aplomb|
- Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.
|24 Aug 2017||ebullient|
- 1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
2. Boiling up or over.
|23 Aug 2017||diadem|
- 1. A crown.
2. An ornamental headband worn (as by Eastern monarchs) as a badge of royalty.
3. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.
1. To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
|22 Aug 2017||puissant|
- Powerful; strong; mighty; as, a puissant prince or empire.
|21 Aug 2017||laudable|
- Worthy of praise; commendable.
|20 Aug 2017||oneiric|
- Of, pertaining to, or suggestive of dreams; dreamy.
|19 Aug 2017||nosegay|
- A bunch of odorous and showy flowers; a bouquet; a posy.
|18 Aug 2017||propitious|
- 1. Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions.
2. Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent.
|17 Aug 2017||verdure|
- Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as, the verdure of the meadows in June.
|16 Aug 2017||winsome|
- 1. Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.
2. Causing joy or pleasure; agreeable; pleasant.
|15 Aug 2017||dapple|
- 1. A small contrasting spot or blotch.
2. A mottled appearance, especially of the coat of an animal (as a horse).
1. To mark with patches of a color or shade; to spot.
1. To become dappled.
1. Marked with contrasting patches or spots; dappled.
|14 Aug 2017||mores|
- 1. The fixed customs of a particular group that are morally binding upon all members of the group.
2. Moral attitudes.
3. Customs; habits; ways.
|13 Aug 2017||subfusc|
- Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
|12 Aug 2017||alpenglow|
- A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
|11 Aug 2017||immolate|
- 1. To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill as a sacrificial victim.
2. To kill or destroy, often by fire.
|10 Aug 2017||neophyte|
- 1. A new convert or proselyte.
2. A novice; a beginner in anything.
|9 Aug 2017||susurrus|
- A whispering or rustling sound; a murmur.
|8 Aug 2017||malediction|
|7 Aug 2017||mawkish|
- 1. Sickly or excessively sentimental.
2. Insipid in taste; nauseous; disgusting.
|6 Aug 2017||virago|
- 1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.
|5 Aug 2017||bruit|
- To report; to noise abroad.
|4 Aug 2017||loquacious|
- 1. Very talkative.
2. Full of excessive talk; wordy.
|3 Aug 2017||orotund|
- 1. Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
2. Pompous; bombastic.
|2 Aug 2017||umbrage|
- 1. Shade; shadow; hence, something that affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
2. a. A vague or indistinct indication or suggestion; a hint.
3. b. Reason for doubt; suspicion.
4. Suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.
|1 Aug 2017||lexicon|
- 1. A book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language with the definition of each; a dictionary.
2. The vocabulary of a person, group, subject, or language.
3. [Linguistics] The total morphemes of a language.
|31 Jul 2017||tocsin|
- 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
2. A warning.
|30 Jul 2017||pelf|
- Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
|29 Jul 2017||votary|
- 1. One who is devoted, given, or addicted to some particular pursuit, subject, study, or way of life.
2. A devoted admirer.
3. A devout adherent of a religion or cult.
4. A dedicated believer or advocate.
|28 Jul 2017||aberrant|
- Markedly different from an accepted norm; Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; abnormal.
|27 Jul 2017||lackadaisical|
- Lacking spirit or liveliness; showing lack of interest; languid; listless.
|26 Jul 2017||abjure|
- 1. To renounce under oath.
2. To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
3. To abstain from; to shun.
|25 Jul 2017||sinecure|
- An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.
|24 Jul 2017||conurbation|
- An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.
|23 Jul 2017||gewgaw|
- A showy trifle; a trinket; a bauble.
|22 Jul 2017||palpable|
- 1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
2. Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
|21 Jul 2017||laconic|
- Using or marked by the use of a minimum of words; brief and pithy; brusque.
|20 Jul 2017||cant|
- 1. The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
2. The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity.
3. Empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; insincere talk; hypocrisy.
4. A whining manner of speaking, especially of beggars.
|19 Jul 2017||abstemious|
- 1. Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent.
2. Sparingly used or consumed; used with temperance or moderation.
3. Marked by or spent in abstinence.
|18 Jul 2017||onus|
- 1. A burden; an obligation; a disagreeable necessity.
2. a: A stigma. b: Blame.
3. The burden of proof.
|17 Jul 2017||sempiternal|
- Of never ending duration; having beginning but no end; everlasting; endless.
|16 Jul 2017||beneficence|
- 1. The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity.
2. A charitable gift or act.
|15 Jul 2017||inchoate|
- 1. In an initial or early stage; just begun.
2. Imperfectly formed or formulated.
|14 Jul 2017||effulgence|
- The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.
|13 Jul 2017||nadir|
- 1. [Astronomy]. The point of the celestial sphere directly opposite the zenith and directly below the observer.
2. The lowest point; the time of greatest depression or adversity.
|12 Jul 2017||puerile|
- Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; juvenile; childish.
|11 Jul 2017||segue|
- 1. To proceed without interruption; to make a smooth transition.
1. An instance or act of segueing; a smooth transition.
|10 Jul 2017||jocund|
- Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.
|9 Jul 2017||adamant|
- Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
|8 Jul 2017||halcyon|
- 1. A kingfisher.
2. A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation.
1. Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy; as, "deep, halcyon repose."
2. Marked by peace and prosperity; as, "halcyon years."
|7 Jul 2017||banal|
- Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.