|27 Jul 2014||xenophobia|
Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.
|26 Jul 2014||ostensible|
Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
|25 Jul 2014||quaff|
To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
|24 Jul 2014||euphonious|
Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.
|23 Jul 2014||schadenfreude|
A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
|22 Jul 2014||anodyne|
- Serving to relieve pain; soothing.
- Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous.
|21 Jul 2014||billingsgate|
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
|20 Jul 2014||palpable|
- Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
- Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
|19 Jul 2014||indigent|
Extremely poor; not having the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter.
|18 Jul 2014||prescient|
Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
|17 Jul 2014||deliquesce|
- To melt away or to disappear as if by melting.
- (Chemistry) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
- To become fluid or soft with age, as certain fungi.
- To form many small divisions or branches -- used especially of the veins of a leaf.
|16 Jul 2014||auspicious|
- Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
- Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."
|15 Jul 2014||flagitious|
- Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
- Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
- Characterized by enormous crimes or scandalous vices; as, "flagitious times."
|14 Jul 2014||pelf|
Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
|13 Jul 2014||recondite|
- Difficult to understand; abstruse.
- Concerned with obscure subject matter.
|12 Jul 2014||evince|
To show in a clear manner; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light.
|11 Jul 2014||numinous|
Indicating or suggesting the presence of a god-- spiritual, divine; inspiring awe and reverence-- holy.
|10 Jul 2014||cursory|
Hastily or superficially performed.
|9 Jul 2014||proponent|
One who argues in support of something; an advocate; a supporter.
|8 Jul 2014||fettle|
A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase "in fine fettle."
|7 Jul 2014||renascent|
Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
|6 Jul 2014||opportune|
Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.
|5 Jul 2014||procrastination|
|4 Jul 2014||aplomb|
- Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.
|3 Jul 2014||puissant|
Powerful; strong; mighty; as, a puissant prince or empire.
|2 Jul 2014||tocsin|
- An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
- A warning.
|1 Jul 2014||carapace|
- 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.
|30 Jun 2014||dubiety|
- The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
- A matter of doubt
|29 Jun 2014||exegete|
A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
|28 Jun 2014||corroborate|
To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
|27 Jun 2014||revenant|
One who returns after death (as a ghost) or after a long absence.
|26 Jun 2014||confute|
To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.
|25 Jun 2014||insensate|
- Lacking sensation or awareness; inanimate.
- Lacking human feeling or sensitivity; brutal; cruel.
- Lacking sense; stupid; foolish.
|24 Jun 2014||bagatelle|
- A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
- A short, light musical or literary piece.
- A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.
|23 Jun 2014||prepotency|
- The quality or condition of having superior power, influence, or force; predominance.
- (Biology) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring.
|22 Jun 2014||stasis|
- A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
- Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
|21 Jun 2014||torpid|
- Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
- Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
- Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
|20 Jun 2014||camarilla|
A group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.
|19 Jun 2014||roseate|
- Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
- Resembling a rose especially in color.
|18 Jun 2014||fanfaronade|
- Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
|17 Jun 2014||relegate|
- To assign to an inferior position, place, or condition.
- To assign to an appropriate category or class.
- To assign or refer (a matter or task, for example) to another for appropriate action.
- To send into exile; to banish.
|16 Jun 2014||quorum|
- Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
- A select group.
|15 Jun 2014||diaphanous|
- Of such fine texture as to allow light to pass through; translucent or transparent.
- Vague; insubstantial.
|14 Jun 2014||peregrination|
A traveling from place to place; a wandering.
|13 Jun 2014||factotum|
A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.
|12 Jun 2014||equivocate|
To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.
|11 Jun 2014||intractable|
- Not easily governed, managed, or directed; stubborn; obstinate; as, "an intractable child."
- Not easily wrought or manipulated; as, "intractable materials."
- Not easily remedied, relieved, or dealt with; as, "intractable problems."
|10 Jun 2014||malfeasance|
Wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.
|9 Jun 2014||disconcert|
- To disturb the composure of.
- To throw into disorder or confusion; as, "the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy."
|8 Jun 2014||busker|
A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.