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

  • /jan 18

    • 01.18.2018

      voracious adjective. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy. Synonymns: rapacious, ravening.

    • 01.17.2018

      specious adjective. Based on pretense; deceptively pleasing. Synonymns: gilded, meretricious.

    • 01.16.2018

      torrent noun. A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring. Synonymns: deluge, flood, inundation.

    • 01.15.2018

      wring verb. To clasp and twist or squeeze (one's hands), as in distress. Synonymns: wrench.

    • 01.14.2018

      rector noun. A person authorized to conduct religious worship. Synonymns: curate, minister, parson, pastor.

    • 01.13.2018

      sibylline adjective. Resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy. Synonymns: divinatory, mantic, vatic.

    • 01.12.2018

      rive verb. Tear or be torn violently. Synonymns: pull, rend, rip.

    • 01.11.2018

      gallantry noun. Nobility of spirit or action; courage. Synonymns: heroism, valor.

    • 01.10.2018

      plenitude noun. A full supply. Synonymns: plenteousness.

    • 01.09.2018

      didactics noun. The activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill. Synonymns: education, instruction, pedagogy, teaching.

    • 01.08.2018

      jeer verb. To speak or shout derisively; mock. Synonymns: scoff, flout, gibe, barrack.

    • 01.07.2018

      prehensile adjective. Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth. Synonymns: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy.

    • 01.06.2018

      yammer verb. To complain peevishly or whimperingly. Synonymns: grizzle, yawp, whine.

    • 01.05.2018

      suppositious adjective. Based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence. Synonymns: conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, suppositional.

    • 01.04.2018

      alkali noun. Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water. Synonymns: base.

    • 01.03.2018

      sepulchral adjective. Gruesomely indicative of death or the dead. Synonymns: charnel, ghastly.

    • 01.02.2018

      voluminous adjective. Large in number or quantity (especially of discourse). Synonymns: copious.

    • 01.01.2018

      lament noun. A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person. Synonymns: coronach, dirge, requiem, threnody.

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