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DateWord Description
16 Aug 2014chthonic
  • dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
11 Feb 2016chortle
  • To utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
25 Marcholeric
  • 1. Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
    2. Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.

7 Dec 2016choleric
  • Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
  • Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
26 Jancholer
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
17 Mar 2015choler
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
23 Feb 2015chimerical
  • Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; having, or capable of having, no existence except in thought; as, "chimerical projects".
18 Octchimerical
  • 1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic.
    2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.

27 Jul 2016chimera
  • (Capitalized) A fire-breathing she-monster represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
  • Any imaginary monster made up of grotesquely incongruous parts.
  • An illusion or mental fabrication; a grotesque product of the imagination.
  • An individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
8 Dec 2014chichi
  • affectedly trendy
10 Janchicanery
  • 1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
    2. A trick; a subterfuge.

10 May 2015chicanery
  • The use of trickery to deceive (especially in matters of law).
  • A trick or quibble.
19 Apr 2014chary
  • Wary; cautious.
  • Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
27 Maychary
  • 1. Wary; cautious.
    2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing.

13 Sep 2017chagrin
  • 1. Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.

    transitive verb:
    1. To unsettle or vex by disappointment or humiliation; to mortify.

22 Apr 2014chagrin
  • Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
8 Marcerebration
  • The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.

26 Nov 2015cerebration
  • The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.
26 Dec 2016censure
  • The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
  • An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
25 Nov 2016censorious
  • Tending to blame, condemn, or criticize; harshly critical.
  • Implying or expressing harsh criticism or disapproval; as, "censorious remarks."
20 Jan 2014celerity
  • Rapidity of motion or action; quickness; swiftness.
28 May 2016cavort
  • To bound or prance about.
  • To have lively or boisterous fun; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner.
12 Mar 2015cavil
17 Jun 2017cavil
  • 1. To raise trivial or frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.

    transitive verb:
    1. To raise trivial objections to.

    noun:
    1. A trivial or frivolous objection.

17 Oct 2015caveat
  • (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc.
  • A warning or caution; also, a cautionary qualification or explanation to prevent misunderstanding.
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.
18 Jan 2014cavalcade
  • A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
  • Any procession.
  • A sequence; a series.
24 May 2016caterwaul
  • To make a harsh cry.
  • To have a noisy argument.
7 Nov 2015cataract
  • A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
  • A downpour; a flood.
  • An opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, which prevents the passage of the rays of light and impairs or destroys the sight.
1 Julcataract
  • 1. A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
    2. A downpour; a flood.
    3. A clouding or opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, which obstructs the passage of light.

5 Nov 2014castigate
  • To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.
18 May 2017castigate
  • To punish severely; also, to chastise verbally; to rebuke; to criticize severely.

8 May 2016carom
  • A rebound following a collision; a glancing off.
  • A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls on the table.
23 Sep 2017carapace
  • 1. The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
    2. Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.

1 Jul 2014carapace
  • The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
  • Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.
14 Sep 2014captious
  • Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
  • Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.
20 May 2017captious
  • 1. Marked by a disposition to find fault or raise objections.
    2. Calculated to entrap or confuse, as in an argument.

27 Oct 2017capricious
  • Apt to change suddenly; whimsical; changeable.

21 Nov 2014capitulate
  • to surrender under agreed conditions
2 Jul 2017capitulate
  • To surrender under agreed conditions.

12 Jun 2017capacious
  • Able to contain much; roomy; spacious.

22 Nov 2014capacious
  • Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.
20 Aprcap-a-pie
  • From head to foot; at all points.

5 Jan 2017cap-a-pie
  • From head to foot; at all points.
20 Jul 2017cant
  • 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.

26 Nov 2014canorous
  • Melodious; musical
    canorously, adv.; canorousness, n.
8 Jun 2017canorous
  • Richly melodious; pleasant sounding; musical.

29 Nov 2017canard
  • 1. An unfounded, false, or fabricated report or story.
    2. A horizontal control and stabilizing surface mounted forward of the main wing of an aircraft.
    3. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizer is mounted forward of the main wing.

23 Mar 2015canard
  • An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
20 Jun 2014camarilla
  • A group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.
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