|3 Aug 2017||orotund|
- 1. Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
2. Pompous; bombastic.
|2 Aug 2017||umbrage|
- 1. Shade; shadow; hence, something that affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
2. a. A vague or indistinct indication or suggestion; a hint.
3. b. Reason for doubt; suspicion.
4. Suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.
|1 Aug 2017||lexicon|
- 1. A book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language with the definition of each; a dictionary.
2. The vocabulary of a person, group, subject, or language.
3. [Linguistics] The total morphemes of a language.
|31 Jul 2017||tocsin|
- 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
2. A warning.
|30 Jul 2017||pelf|
- Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
|29 Jul 2017||votary|
- 1. One who is devoted, given, or addicted to some particular pursuit, subject, study, or way of life.
2. A devoted admirer.
3. A devout adherent of a religion or cult.
4. A dedicated believer or advocate.
|28 Jul 2017||aberrant|
- Markedly different from an accepted norm; Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; abnormal.
|27 Jul 2017||lackadaisical|
- Lacking spirit or liveliness; showing lack of interest; languid; listless.
|26 Jul 2017||abjure|
- 1. To renounce under oath.
2. To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
3. To abstain from; to shun.
|25 Jul 2017||sinecure|
- An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.
|24 Jul 2017||conurbation|
- An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.
|23 Jul 2017||gewgaw|
- A showy trifle; a trinket; a bauble.
|22 Jul 2017||palpable|
- 1. Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
2. Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
|21 Jul 2017||laconic|
- Using or marked by the use of a minimum of words; brief and pithy; brusque.
|20 Jul 2017||cant|
- 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.
|19 Jul 2017||abstemious|
- 1. Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent.
2. Sparingly used or consumed; used with temperance or moderation.
3. Marked by or spent in abstinence.
|18 Jul 2017||onus|
- 1. A burden; an obligation; a disagreeable necessity.
2. a: A stigma. b: Blame.
3. The burden of proof.
|17 Jul 2017||sempiternal|
- Of never ending duration; having beginning but no end; everlasting; endless.
|16 Jul 2017||beneficence|
- 1. The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity.
2. A charitable gift or act.
|15 Jul 2017||inchoate|
- 1. In an initial or early stage; just begun.
2. Imperfectly formed or formulated.
|14 Jul 2017||effulgence|
- The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.
|13 Jul 2017||nadir|
- 1. [Astronomy]. The point of the celestial sphere directly opposite the zenith and directly below the observer.
2. The lowest point; the time of greatest depression or adversity.
|12 Jul 2017||puerile|
- Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; juvenile; childish.
|11 Jul 2017||segue|
- 1. To proceed without interruption; to make a smooth transition.
1. An instance or act of segueing; a smooth transition.
|10 Jul 2017||jocund|
- Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.
|9 Jul 2017||adamant|
- Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
|8 Jul 2017||halcyon|
- 1. A kingfisher.
2. A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation.
1. Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy; as, "deep, halcyon repose."
2. Marked by peace and prosperity; as, "halcyon years."
|7 Jul 2017||banal|
- Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
|6 Jul 2017||gimcrack|
- 1. A showy but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.
1. Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy.
|5 Jul 2017||fetid|
- Having an offensive smell; stinking.
|4 Jul 2017||modicum|
- A small or moderate or token amount.
|3 Jul 2017||adventitious|
- 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
2. (Biology) Out of the proper or usual place; as, "adventitious buds or roots."
|2 Jul 2017||capitulate|
- To surrender under agreed conditions.
|1 Jul 2017||deliquesce|
- 1. To melt away or to disappear as if by melting.
2. (Chemistry) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
3. To become fluid or soft with age, as certain fungi.
4. To form many small divisions or branches -- used especially of the veins of a leaf.
|30 Jun 2017||immure|
- 1. To enclose within walls, or as if within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.
2. To build into a wall.
3. To entomb in a wall.
|29 Jun 2017||bacchanalia|
- 1. (plural, capitalized) The ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus, celebrated with dancing, song, and revelry.
2. A riotous, boisterous, or drunken festivity; a revel.
|28 Jun 2017||xenophobia|
- Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.
|27 Jun 2017||hauteur|
- Haughty manner, spirit, or bearing; haughtiness; arrogance.
|26 Jun 2017||quorum|
- 1. Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
2. A select group.
|25 Jun 2017||afflatus|
- A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration.
|24 Jun 2017||officious|
- Marked by excessive eagerness in offering services or advice where they are neither requested nor needed; meddlesome.
|23 Jun 2017||ostentation|
- Excessive or pretentious display; boastful showiness.
|22 Jun 2017||tenebrous|
|21 Jun 2017||hirsute|
- Covered with hair; set with bristles; shaggy; hairy.
|20 Jun 2017||quaff|
- 1. To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
1. To drink largely or luxuriously.
1. A drink quaffed.
|19 Jun 2017||demagogue|
- 1. A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
2. A leader of the common people in ancient times.
|18 Jun 2017||farrago|
- A confused mixture; an assortment; a medley.
|17 Jun 2017||cavil|
- 1. To raise trivial or frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.
1. To raise trivial objections to.
1. A trivial or frivolous objection.
|16 Jun 2017||deride|
- To laugh at with contempt; to subject to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
|15 Jun 2017||sybarite|
- A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.