1. Tending to form a group with others of the same kind.
2. Seeking and enjoying the company of others.
1. Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; wordy.
2. Tending to speak or write at excessive length.
Total desertion or departure from one's faith, principles, or party.
To attack by words or arguments; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to oppose or challenge as false; to gainsay.
A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."
1. To smudge over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.
2. To overdecorate; to ornament showily or excessively.
Possessing the quality of being effective; producing, or capable of producing, the effect intended; as, an efficacious law.
1. To bound or prance about.
2. To have lively or boisterous fun; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner.
1. Stubbornly disobedient; unmanageable.
2. Resisting ordinary treatment or cure.
3. Difficult to melt or work; capable of enduring high temperature.
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.
The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.
(Sometimes capitalized) A secretly planned and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government.
A small stream or brook; a streamlet.
1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
1. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
2. Arranged alphabetically.
3. Rudimentary; elementary.
To prevent by interception; to anticipate and dispose of or make unnecessary.
One who drinks frequently or to excess.
1. A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
2. The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.
1. Sounding like the clarion; loud and clear.
1. To think worthy; to condescend -- followed by an infinitive.
2. To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to grant.
Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine that a person holds or maintains as true.
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.
A person who has recently attained success, wealth, or high status but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart.
1. Given to joking or jesting.
2. Characterized by joking; playful.
Conduct or language inciting resistance to or rebellion against lawful authority.
Resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence.
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.
A sense that something will or is about to happen; a premonition.
1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.
1. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.
1. Aboriginal; indigenous; native.
2. Formed or originating in the place where found.
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.
1. Harsh; stern.
2. Unyielding; inflexible; obstinate.
3. Marked by ill humor; gloomy; sullen.
1. Harsh criticism or disapproval.
2. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure -- often used with 'on'.
|31 Dec 2018||perforce|
By necessity; by force of circumstance.
|30 Dec 2018||clerisy|
The well educated class; the intelligentsia.
|29 Dec 2018||empyrean|
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.
1. Of or pertaining to the empyrean of ancient belief.
|28 Dec 2018||adage|
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
|27 Dec 2018||limpid|
1. Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, "a limpid stream."
2. Calm; untroubled; serene.
3. Clear in style; easily understandable.
|26 Dec 2018||specious|
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 2018||appurtenance|
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 2018||taciturn|
Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
|23 Dec 2018||descry|
1. To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
2. To discover by observation; to detect.
|22 Dec 2018||cogitate|
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 2018||trepidation|
1. [Archaic] An involuntary trembling; quaking; quivering.
2. A state of dread or alarm; nervous agitation; apprehension; fright.
|20 Dec 2018||nonplus|
To cause to be at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; to confound; to perplex; to bewilder.
|19 Dec 2018||effete|
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 2018||coterminous|
1. Having the same or coincident boundaries.
2. Having the same scope, range of meaning, duration.
|17 Dec 2018||malapropism|
The usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound; also, an example of such misuse.
|16 Dec 2018||collegial|
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 2018||indefatigable|
Incapable of being fatigued; not readily exhausted; untiring; unwearying; not yielding to fatigue.
|14 Dec 2018||galumph|
To move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.