/ word of the day:

“the dictionary is a poem about everything”—Steven Wright

  • /may 17

    • 05.26.2017

      invertebrate adjective. Lacking a backbone or spinal column; not vertebrate. Synonymns: spineless.

    • 05.25.2017

      floorwalker noun. An employee of a department store who supervises sales personnel and assists customers. Synonymns: shopwalker.

    • 05.24.2017

      impermanent adjective. Not lasting or durable; not permanent. Synonymns: temporary.

    • 05.23.2017

      cathexis noun. Concentration of emotional energy on an object or idea. Synonymns: charge.

    • 05.22.2017

      degage adjective. Showing lack of emotional involvement. Synonymns: detached, uninvolved.

    • 05.21.2017

      craven adjective. Characterized by abject fear; cowardly. Synonymns: recreant.

    • 05.20.2017

      apportionment noun. The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan. Synonymns: parceling, assignation, allocation, allotment.

    • 05.19.2017

      pustulate adjective. Blemished by imperfections of the skin. Synonymns: acned, pimpled.

    • 05.18.2017

      drollery noun. A quaint and amusing jest. Synonymns: waggery.

    • 05.17.2017

      conniption noun. A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic. Synonymns: fit, tantrum, scene.

    • 05.16.2017

      fulsome adjective. Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech. Synonymns: unctuous, buttery, oleaginous, smarmy, oily.

    • 05.15.2017

      cudbear noun. A purplish-red dye derived from certain lichens. Synonymns: archil, orchil.

    • 05.14.2017

      hellion noun. A mischievous, troublesome, or unruly person. Synonymns: devil, heller.

    • 05.13.2017

      perdition noun. The abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment. Synonymns: Hell, infernal region, nether region, the pit, Inferno.

    • 05.12.2017

      pinafore noun. A sleeveless garment similar to an apron, worn especially by small girls as a dress or an overdress. Synonymns: jumper, pinny.

    • 05.11.2017

      penury noun. Extreme want or poverty; destitution. Synonymns: indigence, pauperism, beggary, need.

    • 05.10.2017

      dumbwaiter noun. from one floor of a building to another. Synonymns: food elevator.

    • 05.09.2017

      froward adjective. Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate. Synonymns: headstrong, self-willed, willful.

    • 05.08.2017

      spillway noun. A channel for an overflow of water, as from a reservoir. Synonymns: wasteweir, spill.

    • 05.07.2017

      pandemonium noun. A state of extreme confusion and disorder. Synonymns: bedlam, chaos, topsy-turvydom.

    • 05.06.2017

      exigency noun. Urgent requirements; pressing needs. Often used in the plural. Synonymns: need, demand, requirement, necessity, constraint, wont.

    • 05.05.2017

      marionette noun. A jointed puppet manipulated from above by strings or wires attached to its limbs. Synonymns: puppet.

    • 05.04.2017

      apodal adjective. Having no limbs, feet, or footlike appendages. Synonymns: apodous.

    • 05.03.2017

      parapraxis noun. A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive. Synonymns: slip-up, miscue, slip.

    • 05.02.2017

      juggernaut noun. An overwhelming, advancing force that crushes or seems to crush everything in its path. Synonymns: steamroller.

    • 05.01.2017

      discernible adjective. Capable of being seen or noticed. Synonymns: evident, observable.

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