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Date WordDescription
28 Dec 2017dudgeon
  • A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."

29 Dec 2017paragon
  • A model of excellence or perfection; as, "a paragon of beauty; a paragon of eloquence."

30 Dec 2017aubade
  • A song or poem greeting the dawn; also, a composition suggestive of morning.

31 Dec 2017succor
  • 1. Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
    2. The person or thing that brings relief.

    transitive verb:
    1. To help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve.

1 Janpaterfamilias
  • The male head of a household or the father of a family.

2 Janstolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily excited.
3 Janmetier
  • 1. An occupation; a profession.
    2. An area in which one excels; an occupation for which one is especially well suited.

4 Janbellwether
  • A leader of a movement or activity; also, a leading indicator of future trends.

5 Janconfluence
  • 1. A flowing or coming together; junction.
    2. The place where two rivers, streams, etc. meet.
    3. A flocking or assemblage of a multitude in one place; a large collection or assemblage.

6 Jansuperfluous
  • More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive.
    -- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
    -- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun

7 Janinvidious
  • 1. Tending to provoke envy, resentment, or ill will.
    2. Containing or implying a slight.
    3. Envious.

8 Janbenignant
  • 1. Kind; gracious.
    2. Beneficial; favorable.

9 Janedacious
  • Given to eating; voracious; devouring.

10 Janchicanery
  • 1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
    2. A trick; a subterfuge.

11 Jandefenestrate
  • To throw out of a window.

12 Janmartinet
  • 1. A strict disciplinarian.
    2. One who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.

13 Janbrummagem
  • Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.

14 Jancum
  • With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.

15 Janhobbledehoy
  • An awkward, gawky young fellow.

16 Janfustian
  • 1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
    2. An inflated style of writing or speech; pompous or pretentious language.

    adjective:
    1. Made of fustian.
    2. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic.

17 Janbonhomie
  • Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

18 Janrusticate
  • 1. To go into or reside in the country; to pursue a rustic life.

    transitive verb:
    1. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily.
    2. (Chiefly British). To suspend from school or college.
    3. To build with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints.
    4. To lend a rustic character to; to cause to become rustic.

19 Janstripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

20 Janpanoply
  • 1. A splendid or impressive array.
    2. Ceremonial attire.
    3. A full suit of armor; a complete defense or covering.

21 Jancoeval
  • 1. Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.

    noun:
    1. One of the same age; a contemporary.

22 Jansalmagundi
  • 1. A salad plate usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, served with oil and vinegar.
    2. Any mixture or assortment; a medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
23 Jandesuetude
  • The cessation of use; discontinuance of practice or custom; disuse.

24 Janland of Nod
  • sleep

25 Janhortatory
  • Marked by strong urging; serving to encourage or incite; as, "a hortatory speech."

26 Jancholer
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
27 Janexpeditious
  • Characterized by or acting with speed and efficiency.

28 Janimplacable
  • Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.

29 Janpatina
  • 1. The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals.
    2. The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use.
    3. An appearance or aura produced by habit, practice, or use.
    4. A superficial layer or exterior.

30 Jancaveat
  • 1. (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the opposition has a hearing.
    2. A warning or caution; also, a cautionary qualification or explanation to prevent misunderstanding.
31 Janitinerant
  • 1. Passing or traveling from place to place; wandering.

    noun:
    1. One who travels from place to place.

1 Febagog
  • Full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen.

2 Febrebarbative
  • Serving or tending to irritate or repel.

3 Febsporadic
  • Occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances.

4 Febequipoise
  • 1. A state of being equally balanced; equilibrium; -- as of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
    2. Counterbalance.

5 Febharridan
  • A worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag.

6 Febprovenance
  • Origin; source.

7 Febmicrocosm
  • 1. A little world. Hence, man or human nature as a supposed epitome of the world or universe (compare macrocosm).
    2. A smaller, representative system having analogies to a larger system.

8 Febgloaming
  • Twilight; dusk.

9 Febluminary
  • 1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies.
    2. A person of eminence or brilliant achievement.

10 Febdaedal
  • 1. Complex or ingenious in form or function; intricate.
    2. Skillful; artistic; ingenious.
    3. Rich; adorned with many things.

11 Febtemerity
  • Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.

12 Febwag
  • A humorous person; a wit; a joker.

13 Febexecrable
  • 1. Deserving to be execrated; detestable; abominable.
    2. Extremely bad; of very poor quality; very inferior.

14 Febrapine
  • The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of another's property by force.

15 Febpablum
  • Something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.

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