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Parvenu (10-15-2018)

October 15, 2018

parvenu \ ˈpär-və-ˌnü , -ˌnyü \ noun and adjective noun: a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class adjective: characteristic of someone who has risen...

Perfunctory (10-8-2018)

October 8, 2018

perfunctory \ pər-ˈfəŋ(k)-t(ə-)rē \ adjective 1. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough 2. as a formality only ...

Sanguine (Monday 10-1-2018)

October 1, 2018

sanguine \ ˈsaŋ-gwən \adjective and noun adjective: confidently optimistic and cheerful adjective: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life noun: a blood-red color ...

Apotheosis (Monday)

September 24, 2018

apotheosis \ ə-ˌpä-thē-ˈō-səs , ˌa-pə-ˈthē-ə-səs \ noun 1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal 2. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) ...

rampant (05/28/18)

May 28, 2018

rampant adjective 1. violent in action or spirit; raging; furious 2. growing without stopping Example 1: The rampant father scared his son's friends, but the son was used to his father's temper. Example 2: The weeds b...

solace (05/21/18)

May 21, 2018

solace noun 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress ordiscomfort 2. something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief Example: The minister's visit was the dying man'...

Tangible (05/14/18)

May 14, 2018

Tangible adjective 1. capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial 2. real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary Example1: While zombies are believed to be tangible, gho...

pugnacious (05/07/18)

May 7, 2018

pugnacious adjective 1. inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative. Example: Eliza grew tired of her boyfriend's immature, pugnacious habits and broke up with him....

alacrity (04/30/18)

April 30, 2018

alacrity noun 1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness. Example: We accepted the invitation with alacrity. 2. liveliness; briskness. Example: The waiter moved with alacrity because the table of 22 was very demanding. ...

euphemism (04/23/18)

April 23, 2018

euphemism noun 1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression which is usually thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. 2. the expression substituted for another: “To pass away”, "To kick the bucket", and to "Meet ...

repudiate (04/16/18)

April 16, 2018

repudiate verb (used with object), repudiated, repudiating. 1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim. 2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son. 3. to reject with disapprova...

dupe (04/09/18)

April 9, 2018

dupe noun 1. a person who is easily deceived or fooled; someone who gullable. Example: The freshman was a dupe for buying an elevator pass from the senior at McCluer High School.   ...