By Sam Leygraaf
April 24, 2019: Writhe- to move or proceed with twists and turns
April 23, 2019: Inexorable- not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped : relentless
April 17, 2019: Gullible- easily duped or cheated
April 12, 2019: Thole- chiefly dialectal : endure
April 11, 2019: Despot- : a ruler with absolute power and authority
April 10, 2019: Parthian- of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Parthia or its people
April 9, 2019: Opusculum- a minor work (as of literature) — usually used in plural
April 8, 2019: Cerebral- of or relating to the brain or the intellect
April 5, 2019: Brummagem- not genuine : spurious; also : cheaply showy
April 4, 2019: Rowel- to goad with or as if with a pointed disk at the end of a spur
April 3, 2019: Arduous- hard to accomplish or achieve : difficult
April 2, 2019: Fantod- a state of irritability and tension
April 1, 2019: Hoodwink-to deceive by false appearance : dupe
March 22, 2019: Purview- the body or enacting part of a statute
March 21, 2019: Hamartia- a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy
March 20, 2019: Canker- to become infested with erosive or spreading sores
March 19, 2019: Orthography- the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage
March 18, 2019: Parabolic- expressed by or being a parable : allegorical
March 15, 2019: Two-Bit- cheap or trivial of its kind
March 14, 2019: Animadversion- a critical and usually censorious remark — often used with on
March 12, 2019: Delate- accuse, denounce
March 11, 2019: Bathetic- characterized by triteness or sentimentalism
March 7, 2019: Mirandize- to recite the Miranda warnings to (a person under arrest)
March 6, 2019: Abecedarian- of or relating to the alphabet
March 5, 2019: Leviathan- a large sea animal
March 4, 2019: Feisty- full of nervous energy
March 1, 2019: Gormless- chiefly British : lacking intelligence : stupid
February 28, 2019: Billion- US : a number equal to 1,000 million; also, British : a number equal to 1,000
February 27, 2019: Grift- to obtain (money) illicitly (as in a confidence game)
February 26, 2019: Avuncular- suggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness or geniality
February 25, 2019: Impetus- a driving force: impulse
February 21. 2019: Hoopla- excited commotion
February 20, 2019: Obsequious- marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
February 19, 2019: Emote: to give expression to emotion especially in acting
February 14, 2019: Heartstring- the deepest emotions or affections — usually used in plural
February 13, 2019: Cacophony- harsh or discordant sound : dissonance; specifically : harshness in the sound of words or phrases
February 12, 2019: Teem- to become filled to overflowing
February 11, 2019: Bardolater- a person who idolizes Shakespeare
February 8, 2019: Wisacre- one who pretends to knowledge or cleverness
February 7, 2019: Abstruse- difficult to comprehend : recondite
February 5, 2019: Mettlesome- full of vigor and stamina : spirited
February 4, 2019: Rigmarole- an elaborate or complicated procedure
February 1, 2019: Largesse- liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an inferior; also : something so given
January 29, 2019: Amorphous- Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable.
January 28, 2019: Sleuth- to act as a detective : search for information
January 25, 2019: Myopic- lacking in foresight or discernment : narrow in perspective and without concern for broader implications
January 24, 2019: Adjudicate- to make an official decision about who is right (in a dispute): to settle judicially
January 23, 2019: Imbroglio- an acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding
January 22, 2019: Gargantuan- tremendous in size, volume, or degree
January 18, 2019: Lamporphony- Loudness and clarity of enunciation
By: Amayah Dancy or Ana Gebler
December 19, 2018: Tchotchke- knickknack, trinket.
December 18, 2018: Elucidate: to give a clarifying explanation
December 17, 2018: Grinch- a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others
December 13, 2018: Perennial- present at all seasons of the year.
December 12, 2018: Lunette: something that has the shape of a crescent or half-moon.
December 11, 2018: Immure: to enclose within or as if within walls.
December 10, 2018: Repartee: a quick and witty reply.
December 6, 2018: Dossier: a file containing detailed records on a particular person or subject.
December 4, 2018: Perspicacious: of acute mental vision or discernment.
December 3, 2018: Circumventplay: to manage to get around especially by ingenuity or stratagem
November 28, 2018: Betwixt: Between.
November 27, 2018: Yahoo: a boorish, crass, or stupid person.
November 26, 2018: Quirk- curve, twist.
November 20, 2018: Establishment: the action of establishing something or being established.
November 19, 2018: Henchman: A trusted follower.
November 16, 2018: Exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt.
November 13, 2018: Recalcitrant: difficult to manage or operate.
November 12, 2018: Admonish-to indicate duties or obligations to.
November 9, 2018: Boustrophedon: Lines written in alternating directions.
November 8, 2018: Palmary: Outstanding, best.
November 7, 2018: Derring-do: daring action: daring.
November 6, 2018: Umbrage: shade, shadow.
November 5, 2018: Mordant: burning, pungent.
November 1, 2018: Verbose: given to wordiness.
October 31, 2018: Hullaballoo- Sounds that people make when they are yelling at eachother.
October 30, 2018: Goblin- A creepy creature that comes out on Halloween.
October 29, 2018: Shambles- slaughterhouse : a scene or a state of great destruction : wreckage.
October 25, 2018: Fugacious: Lasting a short time.
October 24, 2018: Indoctrinate- to instruct especially in fundamentals or rudiments : teach.
October 23, 2018: Mawkish- lacking flavor or having an unpleasant taste.
October 22, 2018: Brouhaha: A state of commotion or excitement.
October 19, 2018: Squirrelled- to hide something of value away in a safe place
October 18, 2018: De Rigueur: Prescribed or required by fashion, etiquette, or custom.
October 17, 2018: Acceptation- acceptance; especially : favorable reception or approval.
October 16, 2018: Nary: Not any : not one.
October 15, 2018: Aeipathy: An enduring and consuming passion.
October 9, 2018: Ambivalent: having or showing simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward something.
October 8, 2018: Occident: Regions or countries lying to the west of a specified or implied point of orientation.
October 4, 2018: Intestine: internal; specifically : of or relating to the internal affairs of a state or country.
October 3, 2018: Weltschmerz- A mood of sentimental sadness.
October 2, 2018: Cloister- to seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister.
October 1, 2018: Manifesto- A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.
September 27, 2018: Orotund- marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound : sonorous.
September 26, 2018: Habiliment- characteristic apparatus.
September 25, 2018: Secrete- To deposit or conceal in a hiding place.
September 24, 2018: Glade- An open space surrounded by woods.
September 21, 2018: Panoply- A full suit of armor.
September 20, 2018: Milieu- the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops : environment
September 19, 2018: Atone- to make amends : to provide or serve as reparation or compensation for something bad or unwelcome: to make reparation or supply satisfaction for : expiate
September 18, 2018: Lenitive- Alleviating pain or harshness: soothing.
September 17, 2018: Chiliad- A group of 1000.
September 14, 2018: Advert- To turn the mind or attention – used with to.
September 13, 2018: Taradiddle – a trivial or childish lie : fib : pretentious nonsense
September 12, 2018: Enigmatic: Of, relating to, or resembling an enigma : mysterious.
September 11, 2018: Deportment: The manner in which one conducts oneself: behavior.
September 10, 2018: Fathom: Probe.
September 7,2018: Schmooze: To converse informally.
September 6,2018: Quiddity: Essence, quibble, or eccentricity.
September 5, 2018: Banshee: a female spirit who wails as a warning.
September 4, 2018: Ingratiate: to gain favor for by deliberate effort.
By Nathan Arnold
May 22, 2018: Garrulous – given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative.
May 21, 2018: Raillery – an instance of joking or ridicule.
May 16, 2018: Aggress – to make an attack : to act aggressively.
May 15, 2018: Layman – a person who is not a member of the clergy
May 14, 2018: Transpire – to take place
May 11, 2018: Otiose – producing no useful result
May 10, 2018: Slumgullion- a meat stew
May 7, 2018: Decimate- to select by lot and kill every tenth man of
May 3, 2018: Beaucoup- great in quantity or amount.
May 2, 2018: Ominous- menacing.
May 1, 2018: Eventuate- to come out finally.
April 30, 2018: Chivalry- mounted men at arms.
April 27, 2018: Treen- made entirely of wood.
April 26, 2018: Mollycoddle- to treat with excessive attention.
April 25, 2018: Slew- a large number.
April 24, 2018: Loath- unwilling to do something contrary to one’s ways of thinking.
April 23, 2018: Grudging- unwilling or reluctant.
April 20, 2018: Bloviate- to speak or write verbosely and windily.
April 19, 2018: Fruition- pleasurable use or possession.
April 18, 2018: Embarrass- to cause to experience a state of self-conscious distress.
April 17, 2018: Deplorable- of very poor quality or condition.
April 16, 2018: Vulnerable- capable of being physically or emotionally wounded.
April 13, 2018: Reify- to consider or represent.
April 12, 2018: Newfangled- attracted to novelty.
April 11, 2018: Defer- put off
April 10, 2018: Ballamonger- an inferior poet.
April 9, 2018: Maladroit- lacking skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations.
April 6, 2018: Mushyheaded- informal.
April 5, 2018: Veld- a grassland of southern Africa.
April 4, 2018: Career- to go at top speed in a headlong manner.
April 3, 2018: Sensibility- ability to receive sensations.
March 23, 2018: Malevolent- wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred.
March 22, 2018: Confabulate- to converse informally.
March 21, 2018: Dorp- a village.
By Kyle Calabrese
March 20, 2018: Genteel- Refined in manner; well-bred and polite.
By Mike Rockefeller
March 19, 2018: Dornick- a small stone that is easy to throw.
March 16, 2018: Anent- about, concerning.
March 15, 2018: Confabulate- to converse informally.
March 14, 2018: Invigilate- to keep watch.
March 13, 2018: Gradual- proceeding in small stages.
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March 7, 2018: Woolgathering- indulgence in idle day dreaming.
March 6, 2018: Scarify- to make scratches or small cuts in something.
March 5, 2018: Rabble- a disorganized or confused collection of things.
March 1, 2018: Sneak- move or go in a furtive or stealthy way.
February 28, 2018: Service- the action of helping or doing work for someone.
By Kyle Calabrese
February 27, 2018: Ring- a circlet usually of precious metal worn especially on the finger.
February 26, 2018: Validate- to make legally valid.
By Mike Rockefeller
February 23, 2018: Advance- move forwards in a purposeful way.
February 22, 2018: Narrate- give a spoken or written account of.
February 21, 2018: Eternity- infinite or unending time.
February 20, 2018: Daisy- a small European grassland plant which has flowers with a yellow disc and white rays.
February 15, 2018: Float- rest or move on near the surface of a liquid without sinking.
February 14, 2018: Necklace- an ornamental chain or string of beads, jewels, or links worn around the neck.
February 13, 2018: Strive- make great efforts to achieve or obtain something.
February 12, 2018: Score- the number of points, goals, runs, etc. achieved in a game or by a team or an individual.
February 9, 2018: Freedom- the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
February 8, 2018: Aspire- direct ones hopes or ambitions towards achieving something.
February 7, 2018: Snow- atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.
February 6, 2018: Evergreen- a plant that retains green leaves throughout the year.
February 5, 2018: Recreation- activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.
February 2, 2018: Shadow- a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.
February 1, 2018: Snap- break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.
January 31,2018: Hibernate- spend the winter in a dormant state.
January 30, 2018; Burrow- a hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, especially a rabbit, as a dwelling.
January 29, 2018: Groundhog- another name for a woodchuck, a stocky rodent that hibernates in Winter.
January 26,2018: Inspire- fill with urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
January 25, 2018: Extreme- either of two abstract things that are as different from each other as possible.
January 24, 2018: Duel- a contest with deadly weapons arranged between two people in order to settle a point of honor.
January 23,2018: Iodine- the chemical element of atomic number 53, a non-metallic element forming black crystals and a violet vapour.
January 22, 2018: Elements- an essential or characteristic part of something abstract
December 18, 2017: Permeable- allowing a liquid or gas to pass through
Diaphanous- of very fine texture or delicate form
December 12, 2017: Petrichor- a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
December 11, 2017: Zoomorphic- having the form of an animal
December 8, 2017: Wend- to direct one’s course
December 7, 2017: maieutic- resembling the Socratic method of eliciting new ideas from another.
December 6, 2017: Candor- open, honest, or sincere expression
December 5, 2017: Anachronism- something belonging to the wrong time
December 1, 2017: Eu-catastrophe- a sudden and favorable resolution of events in a story; a happy ending.
November 30, 2017: Nostrum- a scheme, theory, device, ect.
November 29, 2017: Bludge- to avoid work or responsibility
November 28, 2017: Harbinger- one that foreshadows what is to come
November 27, 2017: Viand- food, provisions, or a tasty dish
November 21, 2017: Shilly- shally- to show hesitation or indecision
November 20, 2017: Bombinate- to buzz or drone
November 17, 2017: Jalousie- a blind with adjustable horizontal slats
November 15, 2017: Pathos- An element evoking pity or compassion
November 14, 2017: Pneumatic- of or relating to air, gases, or wind
November 13, 2017: Wastrel- a wasteful person
November 9, 2017: Cotton- to begin to like or understand
November 8, 2017: Archetype- an original pattern or model
November 7, 2017: Parable- a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
November 3, 2017: Tin-pot- cheap or trivial of its kind: petty, small-time, two-bit
November 2, 2017: Clew- a ball of thread, yarn, or cord
November 1, 2017: Apodictic- expressing or of the nature of necessary truth or absolute certainty
October 31, 2017: Heebie-jeebies- a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain, ect.; the jitters; the willies.
October 30, 2017: Petrichor- the cool smell after it rains outside.
October 27, 2017: Preta- a wandering or disturbed ghost
October 26, 2017: Slapdash- done or made without careful planning
October 25, 2017: Nuncupative- spoken rather than written
October 24, 2017: Pelf- money, riches
October 23, 2017: Burke- to suppress quietly or indirectly
October 20, 2017: Malign- to speak evil of
October 19, 2017: Hew- to cut or fell with blows (as of an ax)
October 18, 2017: Transgress:
October 17, 2017: Euphony: a harmonious succession of words having a pleasing sound
October 13, 2017: Moribund- in a dying state; near death
October 12, 2017: Netiquette- the rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over computer networks, especially the internet.
October 10, 2017: Astrobleme- an erosional scar on the earth’s surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite or asteroid
October 9, 2017: Denegation- denial
October 6, 2017: Upcycle- to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original
October 5, 2017: Ensconce- to place or hide securely
October 4, 2017: Agita- a feeling of agitation or anxiety
October 3, 2017: Salubrious- favorable to or promoting health or well-being
October 2, 2017: Hibernal- characteristic of or relating to winter
September 28, 2017: Pangram- a sentence, verse, ect., that includes all the letters of the alphabet.
September 27, 2017: Aggiornamento- the act of bringing something up to date to meet current needs
September 26, 2017: Sobersides- a humorless or habitually serious person (slang)
September 25, 2017: Monticule- a small mountain, hill, or mound
September 22, 2017: Deciduous- shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs
September 21, 2017: Polyhistor- a person of great and varied learning
September 20, 2017: Holus-bolus- all at once
September 19, 2017: Oceanicity- the degree to which the climate of a place is influenced by the sea
September 18, 2017: Amanuensis- one employed to write from dictation or copy manuscript
September 15, 2017: Sensorium- A part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation
September 14, 2017: Marginalia- nonessential items
September 13, 2017: Concatenation- a series of interconnected or interdependent things or events
September 12, 2017: Sinecure- an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable return.
September 11, 2017: Bibelot- a small household ornament or decorative object; trinket
September 7, 2017: Whoosis- an object or person whose name is not known or cannot be recalled
September 6, 2017: Coalesce- to unite into a whole or to join forces
September 5, 2017: Scrupulous: Having moral integrity, acting in strict regard or what is considered right or proper.
August 31, 2017: Soi-disant: self-proclaimed, so-called
May 24, 2017: Bureaucrat (byo͝orəˌkrat)- an official in a government department, in particular one perceived as being concerned with procedural correctness at the expense of people’s needs.
May 23, 2017: Nudnik (no͝odnik/)- a pestering, nagging, or irritating person; a bore
May 22, 2017: Ultracrepidarianism (əltrəkrepəˈderēənism)- expressing opinions on matters outside the scope of one’s knowledge or expertise
May 18, 2017: Slacktivism (slaktəˌvizəm)- actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, e.g., signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website.
May 17, 2017: Zugzwang (zəɡˌzwaNG)- a situation in which the obligation to make a move in one’s turn is a serious, often decisive, disadvantage.
May 16, 2017: Hirsute (hərˌso͞ot) -hairy
May 15, 2017: Luddite (lədˌīt) -a member of any of the bands of English workers who destroyed machinery, especially in cotton and woolen mills, that they believed was threatening their jobs
May 12, 2017: Imprimatur (imˈpriməˌt(y)o͝or) -an official license by the Roman Catholic Church to print an ecclesiastical or religious book.
May 11, 2017: Supposititious (səˌpäzəˈtiSHəs) -substituted for the real thing; not genuine.
May 10, 2017: Erstwhile (ərstˌ(h)wīl) -formerly
May 9, 2017: Collusion (kəˈlo͞oZHən) -secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.
May 8, 2017: Hypostatize (hīˈpästəˌtīz) -treat or represent (something abstract) as a concrete reality.
May 5, 2017: Abrazo (əˈbräsō) – an embrace
May 4, 2017: Visceral (vis(ə)rəl) -felt in or as if in the internal organs of the body:deep
May 3, 2017: Diacritical (dīəˈkridək(ə)l) -Serving to indicate different pronunciations of a letter above or below which it is written.
May 2, 2017: Dox (däks)- Search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.
May 1, 2017: Floriferous (flôˈrifərəs)-producing many flowers.
April 28, 2017: Altruism (altro͞oˌizəm) -the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.
April 27, 2017: Pollyanna (pälēˈanə) -an excessively cheerful or optimistic person
April 26, 2017: Perfidious (pərˈfidēəs) -deceitful and untrustworthy
April 25, 2017: Dinkum (diNGkəm) -genuine, honest, true
April 21, 2017: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (pneu·mo·no·ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·ic·sil·i·co·vol·ca·no·co·ni·o·sis \ˈn(y)ü-mə-(ˌ)nō-ˌəl-trə-ˌmī-krə-ˈskäp-ik-ˈsil-i-(ˌ)kō-väl-ˈkā-nō-ˌkō-nē-ˈō-səs\) – a pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of very fine silicate or quartz dust
April 20, 2017: Latitudinarian (ladəˌt(y)o͞odnˈerēən)- Allowing latitude, especially in religion; showing no preference among varying creeds and forms of worship
April 19, 2017: Tatterdemalion (tatt-er-dih-MAIL-yun)- ragged or disreputable in appearance
April 18, 2017: Avarice (avərəs)- extreme greed for wealth or material gain
April 7, 2017: Inveterate (inˈvedərət)- having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change
April 6, 2017: Kenning (keniNG)- a compound expression in Old English and Old Norse poetry with metaphorical meaning, e.g., oar-steed = ship
April 4, 2017: Chatoyant (SHəˈtoiənt)- showing a band of bright reflected light caused by aligned inclusions in the stone
April 3, 2017: Brachiate (brākēˌāt)- move by using the arms to swing from branch to branch.
March 31, 2017: Asterism (astəˌrizəm)- a prominent pattern or group of stars, typically having a popular name but smaller than a constellation.
March 30, 2017: Transpicuous (tranˈspikyo͞oəs)- easily understood; lucid.
March 29, 2017: Vulpine (vəlˌpīn)- relating to a fox or foxes.
March 28, 2017: Hortatory (hôrdəˌtôrē)- tending or aiming to exhort
March 27, 2017: Mumpsimus (məmpsiməs)- a traditional custom or notion adhered to although shown to be unreasonable
March 24, 2017: Esoterica (esəˈterikə) noun- highly specialized subjects or publications
March 23, 2017: Throttlebottom (throt-l-bot-uh m)- a harmless incompetent in public office
March 22, 2017: Ameliorate (əˈmēlyəˌrāt)- make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better
March 17, 2017: Effulgence- giving off blinding, radiant rays of light
March 16, 2017: Cimmerian (səˈmirēən)- relating to or denoting members of a mythical people who lived in perpetual mist and darkness near the land of the dead
March 10, 2017: Jingoistic (ˈˌjiNGɡōˈistik)- characterized by extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy
March 8, 2017: Xenophobia (zenəˈfōbēə)- intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries
March 7, 2017: Syncretism (siNGkrəˌtizəm)- The amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought
March 6, 2017: Fusillade (fyo͞osəˌlād)- a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession
March 3, 2017: Arable (ˈerəb(ə)l- Land used or suitable for growing crops.
March 2, 2017: Laconic (ləˈkänik)- (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words
March 1, 2017: Arduous (ärjo͞oəs)- involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring