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Date WordDescription
25 Octencumbrance
  • 1. A burden, impediment, or hindrance.
    2. A lien, mortgage, or other financial claim against a property.

24 Octsesquipedalian
  • 1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
    2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.

    noun:
    1. A long word.

23 Octrenascent
  • Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.

22 Octpugilist
  • One who fights with the fists; especially, a professional prize fighter; a boxer.

21 Octdubiety
  • 1. The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
    2. A matter of doubt.

20 Octineffable
  • 1. Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable.
    2. Not to be uttered; taboo.

19 Octesurient
  • Hungry; voracious; greedy.

18 Octdiktat
  • 1. A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party.
    2. An authoritative decree or order.

17 Octrecondite
  • 1. Difficult to understand; abstruse.
    2. Concerned with obscure subject matter.

16 Octexegete
  • A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.

15 Octsine qua non
  • An essential condition or element; an indispensable thing.
14 Octgastronome
  • A connoisseur of good food and drink.

13 Octplenary
  • 1. Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
    2. Fully attended by all qualified members.

12 Octvim
  • Power; force; energy; spirit; activity; vigor.

11 OctHogmanay
  • The name, in Scotland, for New Year's Eve, on which children go about singing and asking for gifts; also, a gift, cake, or treat given on New Year's Eve.

10 Octperquisite
  • 1. A profit or benefit in addition to a salary or wages.
    2. Broadly: The benefits of a position or office.
    3. A gratuity or tip for services performed.
    4. Anything to which someone has or claims the sole right.

9 Octquiddity
  • 1. The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity of a thing.
    2. A hairsplitting distinction; a trifling point; a quibble.
    3. An eccentricity; an odd feature.

8 Octcynosure
  • 1. Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction.
    2. That which serves to guide or direct.
    3. [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which contains the North Star; also, the North Star itself.

7 Octapposite
  • Being of striking appropriateness and relevance; very applicable; apt.

6 Octbenefaction
  • 1. The act of conferring a benefit.
    2. A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.

5 Octjollification
  • Merrymaking; festivity; revelry.

4 Octfirmament
  • 1. The region of the air; the sky; the heavens.
    2. The field or sphere of an interest or activity.

3 Octvociferous
  • Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.

2 Octquerulous
  • 1. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining.
    2. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining.

1 Octconfrere
  • A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague; a comrade; an intimate associate.

30 Sepdigerati
  • Persons knowledgeable about computers and technology.

29 Sepsub rosa
  • 1. Secretly; privately; confidentially.

    adjective:
    1. Designed to be secret or confidential; secretive; private.

28 Sepvainglory
  • 1. Excessive pride in one's achievements, abilities, qualities, etc.
    2. Vain display.

27 Sepmelange
  • A mixture; a medley.

26 Sepsacrosanct
  • Sacred; inviolable.

25 Sephale
  • Free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy.

24 Seppaladin
  • 1. A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.
    2. A champion of a cause.

23 Sepcarapace
  • 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.

22 Septmesis
  • In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely."

21 Sepauspicious
  • 1. Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
    2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."

20 Sepinure
  • 1. To make accustomed or used to something painful, difficult, or inconvenient; to harden; to habituate; as, "inured to drudgery and distress.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.

19 Sepvoluptuary
  • 1. A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.

    adjective:
    1. Voluptuous; luxurious.

18 Sepsylvan
  • 1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
    2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
    3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.

    noun:
    1. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.
    2. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.

17 Sepassiduous
  • 1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive.
    2. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, "assiduous labor."

16 Seplogorrhea
  • Excessive talkativeness or wordiness.

15 Seppanache
  • 1. Dash or flamboyance in manner or style.
    2. A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.

14 Sepgaucherie
  • 1. A socially awkward or tactless act.
    2. Lack of tact; boorishness; awkwardness.

13 Sepchagrin
  • 1. Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.

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

12 Sepredivivus
  • Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.

11 Sepalfresco
  • 1. In the open air; outdoors.

    adjective:
    1. Taking place or located in the open air; outdoor.

10 Sepwheedle
  • 1. To entice by soft words or flattery; to coax.
    2. To gain or get by flattery or guile.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To flatter; to use soft words.

9 Sepbillet-doux
  • A love letter or note.

8 Seplassitude
  • Lack of vitality or energy; weariness; listlessness.

7 Sepquidnunc
  • One who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows or pretends to know all that is going on; a gossip; a busybody.

6 Sepbivouac
  • 1. An encampment for the night, usually under little or no shelter.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To encamp for the night, usually under little or no shelter.

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