|29 Nov 2018||sonorous|
1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; as, the vowels are sonorous.
4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
|28 Nov 2018||doyen|
1. The senior member of a body or group.
2. One who is knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some field of endeavor.
3. A woman who is a doyen.
|27 Nov 2018||impregnable|
1. Not capable of being stormed or taken by assault; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress.
2. Difficult or impossible to overcome or refute successfully; beyond question or criticism; as, an impregnable argument.
|26 Nov 2018||raffish|
1. Characterized by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity, crudeness, or rowdiness; tawdry.
2. Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; rakish.
|25 Nov 2018||beau ideal|
A perfect or an idealized type or model.
|24 Nov 2018||slaver|
1. To slobber; to drool.
1. Saliva drooling from the mouth.
|23 Nov 2018||vivify|
1. To endue with life; to make alive; to animate.
2. To make more lively or intense.
|22 Nov 2018||satiety|
The state of being full or gratified to or beyond the point of satisfaction.
|21 Nov 2018||crux|
1. The basic, central, or critical point or feature.
2. Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain or solve.
|20 Nov 2018||bucolic|
1. Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
2. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.
1. A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
2. A country person.
|19 Nov 2018||Pyrrhic victory|
A victory achieved at great or excessive cost; a ruinous victory.
|18 Nov 2018||idee fixe|
An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.
|17 Nov 2018||genial|
1. [Obsolete] Pertaining to generation or marriage.
2. Friendly, warm; kindly; sympathetically cheerful and cheering.
3. Mild, pleasant; comfortable; favorable to life or growth.
|16 Nov 2018||missive|
A written message; a letter.
|15 Nov 2018||conspectus|
1. A general sketch or survey of a subject.
2. A synopsis; an outline.
|14 Nov 2018||roseate|
1. Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
2. Resembling a rose especially in color.
|13 Nov 2018||moribund|
1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.
|12 Nov 2018||pellucid|
1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
2. Easily understandable.
|11 Nov 2018||homily|
1. A sermon; a discourse on a religious theme.
2. A moralizing lecture or discourse.
3. An inspirational saying; also, a platitude.
|10 Nov 2018||cohort|
1. A group or band of people.
2. A companion; an associate.
3. A group of people sharing a common statistical factor (as age or membership in a class) in a demographic study.
4. (Roman Antiquity) A body of about 300 to 600 soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
5. Any group or body of warriors.
|9 Nov 2018||gadabout|
Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
|8 Nov 2018||maunder|
1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.
|7 Nov 2018||conflate|
1. To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
2. To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.
|6 Nov 2018||overweening|
1. Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous.
2. Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.
|5 Nov 2018||dissimulate|
1. To conceal under a false appearance.
1. To hide one's feelings or intentions; to put on a false appearance; to feign; to pretend.
|4 Nov 2018||inscrutable|
Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable.
|3 Nov 2018||supine|
1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
|2 Nov 2018||censure|
1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.
2. To express official disapproval of.
|1 Nov 2018||extemporaneous|
1. Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; impromptu.
2. Prepared beforehand but delivered without notes or text.
3. Skilled at or given to extemporaneous speech.
4. Provided, made, or put to use as an expedient; makeshift.
|31 Oct 2018||pettifogger|
1. A petty, unscrupulous lawyer; a shyster.
2. A person who quibbles over trivia.
|30 Oct 2018||yeasty|
1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling yeast.
2. Not yet settled or formed; immature or incomplete.
3. Marked by agitation or change.
4. Frothy or trivial; frivolous.
5. Full of vitality; exuberant.
|29 Oct 2018||cudgel|
1. A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.
1. To beat with or as if with a cudgel.
|28 Oct 2018||foofaraw|
1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.
|27 Oct 2018||imprecation|
1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone.
2. A curse.
|26 Oct 2018||eddy|
1. A current of air or water running in a direction contrary to the main current, or moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
2. A tendency or current (as of opinion or history) contrary to or separate from a main current.
1. To move in an eddy or as if in an eddy; to move in a circle.
1. To cause to move in an eddy or as if in an eddy.
|25 Oct 2018||bromide|
1. A compound of bromine and another element or a positive organic radical.
2. A dose of potassium bromide taken as a sedative.
3. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
4. A commonplace or conventional saying.
|24 Oct 2018||tractable|
1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.
|23 Oct 2018||incarnadine|
1. Having a fleshy pink color.
2. Red; blood-red.
1. To make red or crimson.
|22 Oct 2018||bowdlerize|
1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.
|21 Oct 2018||coxcomb|
1. obsolete. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red. (Now cockscomb).
2. archaic. The top of the head, or the head itself.
3. Obsolete. A fool.
4. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a dandy; a fop.
|20 Oct 2018||uxorious|
Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
|19 Oct 2018||sunder|
1. To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
1. To become parted, disunited, or severed.
|18 Oct 2018||chimerical|
1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic.
2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.
|17 Oct 2018||hinterland|
1. A region situated inland from a coast.
2. A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
3. A region situated beyond the major metropolitan or cultural centers.
|16 Oct 2018||interregnum|
1. The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
2. A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
3. Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.
|15 Oct 2018||punctilio|
1. A fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
2. Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities; as, "the punctilios of a public ceremony."
|14 Oct 2018||favonian|
Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
|13 Oct 2018||exegesis|
Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.
|12 Oct 2018||nascent|
Beginning to exist or having recently come into existence; coming into being.
|11 Oct 2018||fait accompli|
An accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.