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Ad Hominem (10.24.2019)

October 24, 2019

ad hominem \ (ˈ)ad-ˈhä-mə-ˌnem , -nəm\ adjective : appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason) ...

Telekinesis (10.10.2019)

October 10, 2019

telekinesis \ ˌte-li-kə-ˈnē-səs , -kī-\ noun : the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force ...

Churl (10.3.2019)

October 3, 2019

churl \ ˈchər(-ə)l \ noun 1. a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement 2. a bad-tempered person 3. a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend ...

Palliative (9.26.2019)

September 26, 2019

palliative, \ ˈpa-lē-ˌā-tiv , ˈpal-yə- \ adjective and noun adjective: moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear noun: remedy that alleviates pain without curing ...

Specious (9.19.2019)

September 19, 2019

specious \ ˈspē-shəs \ adjective 1. plausible but false 2. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing ...

Quaver (9.12.2019)

September 12, 2019

quaver \ ˈkwā-vər \ verb and noun verb: give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency verb: sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below noun: a tremulous sound noun: a musical no...

Segue (9.5.2019)

September 5, 2019

segue \ ˈse-(ˌ)gwā , ˈsā- \ noun and verb noun: the introductory section of a story verb: the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another ...

Expatiate (8.29.2019)

August 29, 2019

expatiate \ ek-ˈspā-shē-ˌāt \ verb 1. add details, such as to an account or idea 2. clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing ...

Logorrhea (8.22.2019)

August 22, 2019

logorrhea \ ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ə , ˌlä- \ noun : pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking ...

Travail (5.23.2019)

May 23, 2019

travail \ trə-ˈvāl , ˈtra-ˌvāl\ noun and verb noun: use of physical or mental energy; hard work noun: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child verb: work hard ...

Busk (5.16.2019)

May 16, 2019

busk \ ˈbəsk \ verb : play music in a public place and solicit money for it ...

Lede (5.9.2019)

May 9, 2019

lede \ ˈlēd \ noun : the introductory section of a story ...

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