|16 May 2017||beholden|
- Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
|15 May 2017||parsimonious|
- Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess.
|14 May 2017||affable|
- 1. Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
2. Gracious; benign.
|13 May 2017||Zeitgeist|
- [Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
|12 May 2017||circumlocution|
- The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.
|11 May 2017||wastrel|
- 1. A person who wastes, especially one who squanders money; a spendthrift.
2. An idler; a loafer; a good-for-nothing.
|10 May 2017||caesura|
- 1. A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line; for example, "The proper study || of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man].
2. Any break, pause, or interruption.
|9 May 2017||refulgent|
- Shining brightly; radiant; brilliant; resplendent.
|8 May 2017||kismet|
|7 May 2017||volte-face|
- An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion.
|6 May 2017||indelible|
- 1. That cannot be removed, erased, or washed away.
2. Making marks that cannot easily be removed or erased.
3. Incapable of being forgotten; memorable.
|5 May 2017||badinage|
- Light, playful talk; banter.
|4 May 2017||eke|
- 1. To gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty -- used with 'out'.
2. To increase or make last by being economical -- used with 'out'.
|3 May 2017||regale|
- 1. To entertain with something that delights.
2. To entertain sumptuously with fine food and drink.
1. To feast.
1. A sumptuous feast.
2. A choice food; a delicacy.
|2 May 2017||assuage|
- 1. To make milder or less severe; to reduce the intensity of; to ease; to relieve.
2. To appease; to satisfy.
3. To soothe or calm; to pacify.
|1 May 2017||ennui|
- A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest; boredom.
|30 Apr 2017||iota|
- 1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to the English i.
2. A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a bit.
|29 Apr 2017||flummox|
|28 Apr 2017||ersatz|
- Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.
|27 Apr 2017||propinquity|
- 1. Nearness in place; proximity.
2. Nearness in time.
3. Nearness of relation; kinship.
|26 Apr 2017||apparition|
- 1. A ghost; a specter; a phantom.
2. The thing appearing; the sudden or unexpected appearance of something or somebody.
3. The act of becoming visible; appearance.
4. (Astronomy) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; -- opposed to occultation.
|25 Apr 2017||atelier|
|24 Apr 2017||fealty|
- 1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord.
2. The oath by which this obligation was assumed.
3. Fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
|23 Apr 2017||malfeasance|
- Wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.
|22 Apr 2017||introspection|
- The act or process of self-examination; contemplation of one's own thoughts and feelings; a looking inward.
|21 Apr 2017||temerarious|
- Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.
|20 Apr 2017||potable|
- 1. Fit to drink; suitable for drinking; drinkable.
1. A potable liquid; a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage.
|19 Apr 2017||mien|
- 1. Manner or bearing, especially as expressive of mood, attitude, or personality; demeanor.
2. Aspect; appearance.
|18 Apr 2017||somnolent|
- 1. Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
2. Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.
|17 Apr 2017||ameliorate|
- 1. To make better; to improve.
1. To grow better.
|16 Apr 2017||rictus|
- 1. The gape of the mouth, as of birds.
2. A gaping grin or grimace.
|15 Apr 2017||nostrum|
- 1. A medicine of secret composition and unproven or dubious effectiveness; a quack medicine.
2. A usually questionable remedy or scheme; a cure-all.
|14 Apr 2017||varicolored|
- Having a variety of colors; of various colors.
|13 Apr 2017||sentient|
- 1. Capable of perceiving by the senses; conscious.
2. Experiencing sensation or feeling.
|12 Apr 2017||acumen|
- Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.
|11 Apr 2017||garrulous|
- 1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative.
|10 Apr 2017||amative|
Pertaining to or disposed to love, especially sexual love; full of love; amorous.
|9 Apr 2017||commination|
- A denunciation.
- A threat of punishment.
|8 Apr 2017||altercation|
A heated, noisy, or angry dispute; noisy controversy or argument.
|7 Apr 2017||naif|
|6 Apr 2017||antiquarian|
- Of or pertaining to antiquarians or objects or relics from the past.
- Dealing in or concerned with old or rare books.
|5 Apr 2017||peradventure|
[Archaic] Possibly; perhaps.
|4 Apr 2017||hermitage|
- The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
- A monastery or abbey.
- A secluded residence; a retreat; a hideaway.
- [Capitalized] A palace in St. Petersburg, now an art museum.
|3 Apr 2017||manumit|
To free from slavery or servitude.
|2 Apr 2017||ingenuous|
- Demonstrating childlike simplicity; innocent; naive.
- Free from reserve, restraint, or guile; open; frank.
- [Obsolete] Noble; honorable.
|1 Apr 2017||durance|
- Imprisonment; confinement or restraint by or as if by force (usually used in the phrase "durance vile").
- [Archaic] Endurance.
|31 Mar 2017||glutinous|
Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; sticky.
|30 Mar 2017||betimes|
- Early; in good time; before it is late.
- At times; on occasion.
- [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.
|29 Mar 2017||unfledged|
- Lacking the feathers necessary for flight.
- Not fully developed; immature.
|28 Mar 2017||odium|
- Intense hatred or dislike; loathing; abhorrence.
- The state or fact of being intensely hated as the result of some despicable action.
- Disgrace or discredit attaching to something hated or repugnant.