|22 Apr 2014||chagrin|
Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
|21 Apr 2014||ameliorate|
To make better; to improve.
|20 Apr 2014||ablution|
- The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it (as in a religious rite).
- The water used in cleansing.
|19 Apr 2014||chary|
- Wary; cautious.
- Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
|18 Apr 2014||bete noire|
Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
|17 Apr 2014||autodidact|
|16 Apr 2014||rapine|
The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of another's property by force.
|15 Apr 2014||acumen|
Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.
|14 Apr 2014||dilatory|
- Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination.
- Marked by procrastination or delay; intended to cause delay; -- said of actions or measures.
|13 Apr 2014||cogitate|
To think deeply or intently; to ponder; to meditate.
|12 Apr 2014||fulminate|
- To issue or utter verbal attacks or censures authoritatively or menacingly.
- To explode; to detonate.
|11 Apr 2014||purblind|
- Having greatly reduced vision.
- Lacking in insight or discernment.
|10 Apr 2014||pugnacious|
Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
|9 Apr 2014||Zeitgeist|
(Often capitalized) The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
|8 Apr 2014||lambent|
- Playing lightly on or over a surface; flickering; as, "a lambent flame; lambent shadows."
- Softly bright or radiant; luminous; as, "a lambent light."
- Light and brilliant; as, "a lambent style; lambent wit."
|7 Apr 2014||precipice|
- A very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; a cliff.
- The brink of a hazardous situation.
|6 Apr 2014||affable|
- Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
- Gracious; benign.
|5 Apr 2014||gastronome|
A connoisseur of good food and drink.
|4 Apr 2014||subterfuge|
A deceptive device or stratagem.
|3 Apr 2014||esurient|
Hungry; voracious; greedy.
|2 Apr 2014||inchoate|
- In an initial or early stage; just begun.
- Imperfectly formed or formulated.
|1 Apr 2014||lassitude|
Lack of vitality or energy; weariness; listlessness.
|31 Mar 2014||gregarious|
- Tending to form a group with others of the same kind.
- Seeking and enjoying the company of others.
|30 Mar 2014||somniferous|
Causing or inducing sleep.
|29 Mar 2014||eschew|
To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
|28 Mar 2014||protean|
- Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
- Readily assuming different shapes or forms.
|27 Mar 2014||vociferous|
Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
|26 Mar 2014||brio|
Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.
|25 Mar 2014||sang-froid|
Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.
|24 Mar 2014||cosset|
To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
|23 Mar 2014||plenary|
- Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
- Fully attended by all qualified members.
|22 Mar 2014||blandishment|
Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
|21 Mar 2014||condign|
Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.
|20 Mar 2014||enervate|
- To deprive of vigor, force, or strength; to render feeble; to weaken.
- To reduce the moral or mental vigor of.
|19 Mar 2014||lissom|
- Limber; supple; flexible.
- Light and quick in action; nimble; agile; active.
|18 Mar 2014||depredation|
- An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
- [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.
|17 Mar 2014||bonhomie|
Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
|16 Mar 2014||adamant|
Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
|15 Mar 2014||indolent|
- Avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive.
- Conducive to or encouraging laziness or inactivity.
- Causing little or no pain.
- Slow to heal, develop, or grow.
|14 Mar 2014||propitious|
- Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions.
- Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent.
|13 Mar 2014||ebullient|
- Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
- Boiling up or over.
|12 Mar 2014||clemency|
- Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
- An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
- Mildness, especially of weather.
|11 Mar 2014||mendacious|
- Given to deception or falsehood; lying; untruthful; as, a mendacious person.
- False; untrue; as, a mendacious statement.
|10 Mar 2014||dissolute|
Loose in morals and conduct; marked by indulgence in sensual pleasures or vices.
|9 Mar 2014||collude|
To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.
|8 Mar 2014||abjure|
- To renounce under oath.
- To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
- To abstain from; to shun.
|7 Mar 2014||polyglot|
- Containing or made up of several languages.
- Writing, speaking, or versed in many languages.
|6 Mar 2014||beholden|
Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
|5 Mar 2014||perfunctory|
- Done merely to carry out a duty; performed mechanically or routinely.
- Lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent.
|4 Mar 2014||spoonerism|
The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.