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Date WordDescription
1 Febgregarious
  • 1. Tending to form a group with others of the same kind.
    2. Seeking and enjoying the company of others.

31 Janprolix
  • 1. Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; wordy.
    2. Tending to speak or write at excessive length.

30 Janapostasy
  • Total desertion or departure from one's faith, principles, or party.

29 Janimpugn
  • To attack by words or arguments; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to oppose or challenge as false; to gainsay.

28 Jantrice
  • A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."

27 Janbedaub
  • 1. To smudge over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.
    2. To overdecorate; to ornament showily or excessively.

26 Janefficacious
  • Possessing the quality of being effective; producing, or capable of producing, the effect intended; as, an efficacious law.

25 Jancavort
  • 1. To bound or prance about.
    2. To have lively or boisterous fun; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner.

24 Janrefractory
  • 1. Stubbornly disobedient; unmanageable.
    2. Resisting ordinary treatment or cure.
    3. Difficult to melt or work; capable of enduring high temperature.

23 Janaccede
  • 1. To agree or assent; to give in to a request or demand.
    2. To become a party to an agreement, treaty, convention, etc.
    3. To attain an office or rank; to enter upon the duties of an office.

22 Janspoonerism
  • The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.

21 Janbrio
  • Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.

20 Janputsch
  • (Sometimes capitalized) A secretly planned and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government.

19 Janrivulet
  • A small stream or brook; a streamlet.

18 Janabecedarian
  • 1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
    2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.

    adjective:
    1. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
    2. Arranged alphabetically.
    3. Rudimentary; elementary.

17 Janobviate
  • To prevent by interception; to anticipate and dispose of or make unnecessary.

16 Jantoper
  • One who drinks frequently or to excess.

15 Janclarion
  • 1. A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
    2. The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.

    adjective:
    1. Sounding like the clarion; loud and clear.

14 Jandeign
  • 1. To think worthy; to condescend -- followed by an infinitive.
    2. To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to grant.

13 Jantenet
  • Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine that a person holds or maintains as true.

12 Janerrant
  • 1. Wandering; roving, especially in search of adventure.
    2. Deviating from an appointed course; straying.
    3. Straying from the proper standards (as of truth or propriety).
    4. Moving aimlessly or irregularly; as, an errant breeze.

11 Janarriviste
  • A person who has recently attained success, wealth, or high status but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart.

10 Janjocular
  • 1. Given to joking or jesting.
    2. Characterized by joking; playful.

9 Jansedition
  • Conduct or language inciting resistance to or rebellion against lawful authority.

8 Janundulant
  • Resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence.

7 Janexcursus
  • 1. A dissertation that is appended to a work and that contains a more extended exposition of some important point or topic.
    2. A digression.

6 Janpresentiment
  • A sense that something will or is about to happen; a premonition.

5 Janroborant
  • 1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.

    noun:
    1. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.

4 Janautochthonous
  • 1. Aboriginal; indigenous; native.
    2. Formed or originating in the place where found.

3 Janexpunge
  • 1. To strike out, erase, or mark for deletion; to obliterate; as, "to expunge words, lines, or sentences."
    2. To wipe out or destroy; to annihilate.

2 Jandour
  • 1. Harsh; stern.
    2. Unyielding; inflexible; obstinate.
    3. Marked by ill humor; gloomy; sullen.

1 Jananimadversion
  • 1. Harsh criticism or disapproval.
    2. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure -- often used with 'on'.

31 Dec 2018perforce
  • By necessity; by force of circumstance.

30 Dec 2018clerisy
  • The well educated class; the intelligentsia.

29 Dec 2018empyrean
  • 1. The highest heaven, in ancient belief usually thought to be a realm of pure fire or light.
    2. Heaven; paradise.
    3. The heavens; the sky.

    adjective:
    1. Of or pertaining to the empyrean of ancient belief.

28 Dec 2018adage
  • An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.

27 Dec 2018limpid
  • 1. Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, "a limpid stream."
    2. Calm; untroubled; serene.
    3. Clear in style; easily understandable.

26 Dec 2018specious
  • 1. Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; as, "specious reasoning; a specious argument."
    2. Deceptively pleasing or attractive.

25 Dec 2018appurtenance
  • 1. An adjunct; an accessory; something added to another, more important thing.
    2. [Plural]. Accessory objects; gear; apparatus.
    3. [Law]. An incidental right attached to a principal property right for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance.

24 Dec 2018taciturn
  • Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.

23 Dec 2018descry
  • 1. To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
    2. To discover by observation; to detect.

22 Dec 2018cogitate
  • 1. To think deeply or intently; to ponder; to meditate.
    2. To think about; to ponder on; to meditate upon; to plan or plot.

21 Dec 2018trepidation
  • 1. [Archaic] An involuntary trembling; quaking; quivering.
    2. A state of dread or alarm; nervous agitation; apprehension; fright.

20 Dec 2018nonplus
  • To cause to be at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; to confound; to perplex; to bewilder.

19 Dec 2018effete
  • 1. No longer capable of producing young; infertile; barren; sterile.
    2. Exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; worn out.
    3. Marked by self-indulgence or decadence; degenerate.
    4. Overrefined; effeminate.

18 Dec 2018coterminous
  • 1. Having the same or coincident boundaries.
    2. Having the same scope, range of meaning, duration.

17 Dec 2018malapropism
  • The usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound; also, an example of such misuse.

16 Dec 2018collegial
  • 1. Characterized by or having authority or responsibility shared equally by each of a group of colleagues.
    2. Characterized by equal sharing of authority especially by Roman Catholic bishops.
    3. Of or relating to a college or university; collegiate.
    4. Characterized by camaraderie among colleagues.

15 Dec 2018indefatigable
  • Incapable of being fatigued; not readily exhausted; untiring; unwearying; not yielding to fatigue.

14 Dec 2018galumph
  • To move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.

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