|28 Dec 2017||dudgeon|
A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."
|29 Dec 2017||paragon|
A model of excellence or perfection; as, "a paragon of beauty; a paragon of eloquence."
|30 Dec 2017||aubade|
A song or poem greeting the dawn; also, a composition suggestive of morning.
|31 Dec 2017||succor|
1. Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
2. The person or thing that brings relief.
1. To help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve.
|1 Jan 2018||paterfamilias|
The male head of a household or the father of a family.
|2 Jan 2018||stolid|
- Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily excited.
|3 Jan 2018||metier|
1. An occupation; a profession.
2. An area in which one excels; an occupation for which one is especially well suited.
|4 Jan 2018||bellwether|
A leader of a movement or activity; also, a leading indicator of future trends.
|5 Jan 2018||confluence|
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 Jan 2018||superfluous|
More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive.
-- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
-- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun
|7 Jan 2018||invidious|
1. Tending to provoke envy, resentment, or ill will.
2. Containing or implying a slight.
|8 Jan 2018||benignant|
1. Kind; gracious.
2. Beneficial; favorable.
|9 Jan 2018||edacious|
Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
|10 Jan 2018||chicanery|
1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
2. A trick; a subterfuge.
|11 Jan 2018||defenestrate|
To throw out of a window.
|12 Jan 2018||martinet|
1. A strict disciplinarian.
2. One who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.
|13 Jan 2018||brummagem|
Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.
|14 Jan 2018||cum|
With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.
|15 Jan 2018||hobbledehoy|
An awkward, gawky young fellow.
|16 Jan 2018||fustian|
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.
1. Made of fustian.
2. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic.
|17 Jan 2018||bonhomie|
Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
|18 Jan 2018||rusticate|
1. To go into or reside in the country; to pursue a rustic life.
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 Jan 2018||stripling|
A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
|20 Jan 2018||panoply|
1. A splendid or impressive array.
2. Ceremonial attire.
3. A full suit of armor; a complete defense or covering.
|21 Jan 2018||coeval|
1. Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.
1. One of the same age; a contemporary.
|22 Jan 2018||salmagundi|
- 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 Jan 2018||desuetude|
The cessation of use; discontinuance of practice or custom; disuse.
|24 Jan 2018||land of Nod|
|25 Jan 2018||hortatory|
Marked by strong urging; serving to encourage or incite; as, "a hortatory speech."
|26 Jan 2018||choler|
- Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
|27 Jan 2018||expeditious|
Characterized by or acting with speed and efficiency.
|28 Jan 2018||implacable|
Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.
|29 Jan 2018||patina|
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 Jan 2018||caveat|
- 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 Jan 2018||itinerant|
1. Passing or traveling from place to place; wandering.
1. One who travels from place to place.
|1 Feb 2018||agog|
Full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen.
|2 Feb 2018||rebarbative|
Serving or tending to irritate or repel.
|3 Feb 2018||sporadic|
Occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances.
|4 Feb 2018||equipoise|
1. A state of being equally balanced; equilibrium; -- as of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
|5 Feb 2018||harridan|
A worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag.
|6 Feb 2018||provenance|
|7 Feb 2018||microcosm|
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 Feb 2018||gloaming|
|9 Feb 2018||luminary|
1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies.
2. A person of eminence or brilliant achievement.
|10 Feb 2018||daedal|
1. Complex or ingenious in form or function; intricate.
2. Skillful; artistic; ingenious.
3. Rich; adorned with many things.
|11 Feb 2018||temerity|
Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
|12 Feb 2018||wag|
A humorous person; a wit; a joker.
|13 Feb 2018||execrable|
1. Deserving to be execrated; detestable; abominable.
2. Extremely bad; of very poor quality; very inferior.
|14 Feb 2018||rapine|
The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of another's property by force.
|15 Feb 2018||pablum|
Something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.