|26 Nov 2017||desideratum|
Something desired or considered necessary.
|25 Nov 2017||spoony|
1. Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
2. Foolishly or sentimentally in love.
|24 Nov 2017||concupiscence|
Strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
|23 Nov 2017||eleemosynary|
1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."
|22 Nov 2017||stertorous|
Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
|21 Nov 2017||autodidact|
|20 Nov 2017||deus ex machina|
1. In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced by means of a crane to unravel and resolve the plot.
2. Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
|19 Nov 2017||milieu|
|18 Nov 2017||tendentious|
Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
|17 Nov 2017||excoriate|
1. To express strong disapproval of; to denounce.
2. To tear or wear off the skin of.
|16 Nov 2017||visage|
1. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
2. Look; appearance; aspect.
|15 Nov 2017||sapient|
|14 Nov 2017||disparate|
1. Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
2. Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements.
|13 Nov 2017||parlous|
Attended with peril; fraught with danger; hazardous.
|12 Nov 2017||malleable|
1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
2. Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced.
3. Capable of adjusting to changing circumstances; adaptable.
|11 Nov 2017||consanguineous|
- Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
|10 Nov 2017||sang-froid|
Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.
|9 Nov 2017||epigone|
An inferior imitator, especially of some distinguished writer, artist, musician, or philosopher.
|8 Nov 2017||lucre|
Monetary gain; profit; riches; money; -- often in a bad sense.
|7 Nov 2017||wunderkind|
1. A child prodigy.
2. One who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
|6 Nov 2017||grandee|
1. A man of elevated rank or station.
2. In Spain or Portugal, a nobleman of the first rank.
|5 Nov 2017||flippant|
Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.
|4 Nov 2017||predilection|
A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.
|3 Nov 2017||incommunicado|
Without the means or right to communicate.
|2 Nov 2017||tutelage|
1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
3. Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.
|1 Nov 2017||irrefragable|
Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.
|31 Oct 2017||susurration|
A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
|30 Oct 2017||ergo|
Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.
|29 Oct 2017||quondam|
- Having been formerly; former; sometime.
|28 Oct 2017||comity|
1. A state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect, especially between or among nations or people; civility.
2. The courteous recognition by one nation of the laws and institutions of another.
3. The group of nations observing international comity.
|27 Oct 2017||capricious|
Apt to change suddenly; whimsical; changeable.
|26 Oct 2017||pugnacious|
Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
|25 Oct 2017||encumbrance|
1. A burden, impediment, or hindrance.
2. A lien, mortgage, or other financial claim against a property.
|24 Oct 2017||sesquipedalian|
1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
1. A long word.
|23 Oct 2017||renascent|
Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
|22 Oct 2017||pugilist|
One who fights with the fists; especially, a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
|21 Oct 2017||dubiety|
1. The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
2. A matter of doubt.
|20 Oct 2017||ineffable|
1. Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable.
2. Not to be uttered; taboo.
|19 Oct 2017||esurient|
Hungry; voracious; greedy.
|18 Oct 2017||diktat|
1. A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party.
2. An authoritative decree or order.
|17 Oct 2017||recondite|
1. Difficult to understand; abstruse.
2. Concerned with obscure subject matter.
|16 Oct 2017||exegete|
A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
|15 Oct 2017||sine qua non|
- An essential condition or element; an indispensable thing.
|14 Oct 2017||gastronome|
A connoisseur of good food and drink.
|13 Oct 2017||plenary|
1. Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
2. Fully attended by all qualified members.
|12 Oct 2017||vim|
Power; force; energy; spirit; activity; vigor.
|11 Oct 2017||Hogmanay|
- The name, in Scotland, for New Year's Eve, on which children go about singing and asking for gifts; also, a gift, cake, or treat given on New Year's Eve.
|10 Oct 2017||perquisite|
- 1. A profit or benefit in addition to a salary or wages.
2. Broadly: The benefits of a position or office.
3. A gratuity or tip for services performed.
4. Anything to which someone has or claims the sole right.
|9 Oct 2017||quiddity|
- 1. The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity of a thing.
2. A hairsplitting distinction; a trifling point; a quibble.
3. An eccentricity; an odd feature.
|8 Oct 2017||cynosure|
- 1. Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction.
2. That which serves to guide or direct.
3. [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which contains the North Star; also, the North Star itself.