|11 Jan 2015||superfluous|
more than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive
-- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
-- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun
|10 Jan 2015||aberrant|
markedly different from an accepted norm; as, "aberrant behavior"
|9 Jan 2015||raucous|
1. unpleasantly loud and harsh; strident.
2. disturbing the public peace; loud and rough.
|8 Jan 2015||genial|
Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, ``she was of a cheerful and genial disposition.''
|7 Jan 2015||melee|
A fight in which the combatants are mingled in one confused mass; a hand to hand conflict; an affray.
|6 Jan 2015||antediluvian|
1: of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood
2: so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; as, ``antediluvian ideas''
1: one who lived before the Deluge
2: a very old (or old-fashioned) person
|5 Jan 2015||listless|
Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless.
--LISTLESSLY, adverb -- LISTLESSNESS, noun
|4 Jan 2015||numismatics|
the collection and study of money (and coins in particular).
|3 Jan 2015||requisite|
required by the nature of things, or by circumstances; necessary,
indispensable -- noun: that which is required, or is necessary; something
|2 Jan 2015||comestible|
Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent -- noun:
Something suitable to be eaten; -- usually in the plural.
|1 Jan 2015||bestow|
To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.
|31 Dec 2014||grok|
- To understand, especially in a profound and intimate way. Slang.
|30 Dec 2014||tittle-tattle|
- Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
- An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
|29 Dec 2014||eke|
To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now usually used with
out, the notion conveyed being ``to add to, or piece out by a
laborious, inferior, or scanty addition''
|28 Dec 2014||avarice|
an excessive desire of gain; greediness
after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
|27 Dec 2014||comity|
- a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and
|26 Dec 2014||gnomic|
sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking
detached thoughts; aphoristic.
|25 Dec 2014||torrid|
Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning;
parching; as, ``torrid heat''
- : characterized by intense emotion; as, ``a torrid love affair''
- : emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, ``a torrid dance''
|24 Dec 2014||trepidation|
- . An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of
paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking;
- . Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion;
fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
|23 Dec 2014||Whig|
(in American History)
(a) A friend and supporter of the American Revolution; --
opposed to Tory, and Royalist.
(b) One of the political party in the United States from
about 1829 to 1856, opposed in politics to the
|22 Dec 2014||verdant|
- . Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh;
flourishing; as, verdant fields; as, ``a verdant lawn.''
- . Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw;
green; as, ``a verdant youth.''
|21 Dec 2014||Brobdingnagian|
Colossal; of extraordinary height; gigantic. -- as a noun: a giant.
[Often misspelt Brobdignagian.]
|20 Dec 2014||sublunary|
- situated between the earth and the moon; situated beneath the moon
- of this earth; of or pertaining to this
world; terrestrial; earthly.
|19 Dec 2014||bandog|
A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained
or tied up.
|18 Dec 2014||scion|
- (a) A shoot or sprout of a plant
- (b) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting
2. Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, ``a scion of a royal
|17 Dec 2014||desultory|
- Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another,
without order or rational connection; without logical
sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless; as, ``desultory
- Out of course; by the way; as a digression; not connected
with the subject; as, ``a desultory remark''
|16 Dec 2014||slugabed|
a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour; one who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.
|15 Dec 2014||aestival|
- To spend the summer.
- (of animals) To pass the summer in a state of torpor.
|14 Dec 2014||lexicon|
- A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement
of the words in a language or of a considerable number of
them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially,
a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.
|13 Dec 2014||gamut|
- : a complete extent or range; as, ``a face that expressed a gamut of emotions''
- : the entire scale of musical notes
|12 Dec 2014||junta|
a council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; especially: a clique that seeks or obtains power usually through intrigue or revolution
|11 Dec 2014||virtu|
- love of or taste for fine objects of art
- productions of art (especially fine antiques)
|10 Dec 2014||vexillology|
|9 Dec 2014||taw|
- a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
|8 Dec 2014||chichi|
|7 Dec 2014||arbitrage|
- arbitrage \AHR-buh-trahzh\, noun:
- arbitrage, verb:
|6 Dec 2014||agog|
- in eager desire; eager; highly excited; astir
|5 Dec 2014||inclement|
- Physically severe or harsh (generally restricted to the elements or weather); rough; boisterous; stormy; rigorously cold, etc.
- Not clement; destitute of a mild and kind temper; void of tenderness; unmerciful; severe; harsh.
|4 Dec 2014||regale|
- regale\ri-GAY(uh)L\, verb:
- regale, noun:
|3 Dec 2014||knell|
- The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a
person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively,
a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of
|2 Dec 2014||kobold|
- A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding
to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow.
|1 Dec 2014||plethora|
- 1. Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperæmia; -- opposed to anæmia.
2. State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.
|30 Nov 2014||objurgate|
- express strong disapproval of;
- censure severely
|29 Nov 2014||tmesis|
- in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, what place soever instead of whatsoever place, or abso-bloody-lutely.
|28 Nov 2014||exiguity|
- Scantiness; smallness; thinness;the quality of being meager. --EXIGUOUS, adjective
|27 Nov 2014||assuage|
- To soften; to allay, mitigate, ease,
or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as
passion or tumult.
|26 Nov 2014||canorous|
- Melodious; musical
canorously, adv.; canorousness, n.
|25 Nov 2014||thaumaturgy|
- The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain
|24 Nov 2014||susurrus|
- The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur; a rustling
|23 Nov 2014||glower|
- to stare angrily or with a scowl.