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Date WordDescription
5 Mayserendipity
  • The faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries.

4 Mayriposte
  • 1. A quick thrust given after parrying an opponent's lunge in fencing.
    2. A quick and effective reply by word or act.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To make a riposte.

3 Mayconfabulation
  • 1. Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.
    2. (Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.

2 Maytrenchant
  • 1. Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
    2. Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
    3. Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.

1 Mayavatar
  • 1. The incarnation of a deity -- chiefly associated in Hinduism with the incarnations of Vishnu.
    2. An embodiment, as of a quality, concept, philosophy, or tradition; an archetype.
    3. A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing entity.

30 Aprsotto voce
  • 1. Spoken low or in an undertone, as not to be overheard.
    2. (Music) In very soft tones. Used chiefly as a direction.

29 Aprnonage
  • 1. The time of life before a person becomes legally of age.
    2. A period of youth or immaturity.

28 Aprtortuous
  • 1. Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
    2. Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
    3. Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."

27 Aprbibelot
  • A small decorative object without practical utility; a trinket.

26 Aprgallimaufry
  • A medley; a hodgepodge.

25 Aprfructuous
  • Fruitful; productive.

24 Aprprovidential
  • 1. Of or resulting from divine direction or superintendence.
    2. Occurring through or as if through divine intervention; peculiarly fortunate or appropriate.

23 Aprverbose
  • Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by an excess of words; wordy; as, "a verbose speaker; a verbose argument."

22 Aprtriskaidekaphobia
  • A morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th.

21 Aprdesideratum
  • Something desired or considered necessary.

20 Aprbetimes
  • 1. Early; in good time; before it is late.
    2. At times; on occasion.
    3. [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.

19 Aprpecuniary
  • 1. Relating to money; monetary.
    2. Consisting of money.
    3. Requiring payment of money.

18 Apraborning
  • 1. While being produced or born.

    1. Being produced or born.

17 Aprdidactic
  • 1. Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, "didactic essays."
    2. Inclined to teach or moralize excessively; moralistic.

16 Apracclimate
  • To accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.

15 Aprsere
  • Dry; withered.

14 Aprheterodox
  • 1. Contrary to or differing from some acknowledged standard, especially in church doctrine or dogma; unorthodox.
    2. Holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines.

13 Aprphantasmagoria
  • 1. A shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined, as in a dream.
    2. Any constantly changing scene.

12 Aprcarom
  • 1. A rebound following a collision; a glancing off.
    2. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls on the table.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To strike and rebound; to glance.
    2. To make a carom.

    transitive verb:
    1. To make (an object) bounce off something; to cause to carom.

11 Aprfractious
  • 1. Tending to cause trouble; unruly.
    2. Irritable; snappish; cranky.

10 Aprratiocination
  • The process of reasoning.

9 Aprconvivial
  • Relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; merry; festive.

8 Aprbifurcate
  • 1. To divide into two branches or parts.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To branch or separate into two parts.

    1. Divided into two branches or parts; forked.

7 Aprcollude
  • To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.

6 Aprfactious
  • 1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons.
    2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.

5 Aprvenerate
  • To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; to revere.

4 Aprabstruse
  • Difficult to comprehend or understand.

3 Aprjejune
  • 1. Lacking in nutritive value.
    2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish.
    3. Lacking interest or significance; dull; meager; dry.

2 Aprdolorous
  • Marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.

1 Aprcountervail
  • 1. To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to counteract.
    2. To compensate for; to offset; to furnish or serve as an equivalent to.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To exert force against an opposing, often bad, influence or power.

31 Marlanguid
  • 1. Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion; weak; weary; heavy.
    2. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness.
    3. Slow; lacking vigor or force.

30 Maragon
  • A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.

29 Marrejoinder
  • An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.

28 Mardisquisition
  • A formal discourse on a subject.

27 Mareructation
  • The act of belching; a belch.

26 Marinvective
  • 1. An abusive expression or speech; a vehement verbal attack.
    2. Insulting or abusive language.

    1. Of, relating to, or characterized by insult, abuse, or denunciatory language.

25 Marclamber
  • 1. To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; to scramble.

    1. The act of clambering.

24 Marproselytize
  • 1. To induce someone to convert to one's religious faith.
    2. To induce someone to join one's institution, cause, or political party.

    transitive verb:
    1. To convert to some religion, system, opinion, or the like.

23 Marcontravene
  • 1. To act or be counter to; to violate.
    2. To oppose in argument; to contradict.

22 Marfulminate
  • 1. To issue or utter verbal attacks or censures authoritatively or menacingly.
    2. To explode; to detonate.

    transitive verb:
    1. To utter or send out with denunciations or censures.
    2. To cause to explode.

21 Marquiescent
  • Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; inactive.

20 Marleitmotif
  • 1. In music drama, a marked melodic phrase or short passage which always accompanies the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract idea, or allusion in the course of the play; a sort of musical label.
    2. A dominant and recurring theme.

19 Marsanctum
  • 1. A sacred place.
    2. A place of retreat where one is free from intrusion.

18 Marpalliate
  • 1. To reduce in violence (said of diseases, etc.); to lessen or abate.
    2. To cover by excuses and apologies; to extenuate.
    3. To reduce in severity; to make less intense.

17 Marepicene
  • 1. Having the characteristics of both sexes.
    2. Effeminate; unmasculine.
    3. Sexless; neuter.
    4. (Linguistics) Having but one form of the noun for both the male and the female.

    1. A person or thing that is epicene.
    2. (Linguistics) An epicene word.

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