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  • amphigory

    A meaningless rigmarole, as of nonsense-verses or the like; a nonsensical parody.

    July 9, 2022

  • passible

    Capable of feeling or suffering; sensitive.

    July 6, 2022

  • assoil

    To absolve; pardon.

    July 5, 2022

  • ambisinister

    Awkward or clumsy with both or either hand.

    July 2, 2022

  • plangent

    Loud and resounding.

    adjective Expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive.

    June 22, 2022

  • profligate

    Given to or characterized by licentiousness or dissipation.

    adjective Given to or characterized by reckless waste; wildly extravagant.

    June 14, 2022

  • BRAVI (sing. bravo; sometimes translated as 'bravoes') were a species of coarse soldiery or hired assassins employed by the rural lordlings (or dons) of northern Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to protect their interests.

    June 11, 2022

  • limpet

    omthing or someone that clings tenaciously to another object or person

    June 2, 2022

  • dragoman

    An interpreter or guide in countries where Arabic, Turkish, or Persian is spoken.

    May 28, 2022

  • estival

    Of, relating to, or appearing in summer

    May 21, 2022

  • Bolide (bOlId)

    A meteoric flash or flare created when a meteoroid explodes or vaporizes as it passes through Earth's atmosphere.

    May 19, 2022

  • hippocrene

    poetic or literary inspiration

    May 18, 2022

  • conspectus

    a summary or overview

    May 17, 2022

  • metanoia

    1: A transformational change in one's way of life

    2: A change resulting from repentance and spiritual awareness

    May 17, 2022

  • telic

    Directed or tending toward a goal or purpose; purposeful.

    May 17, 2022

  • Dithyramb

    a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing;

    (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)

    May 1, 2022

  • lapillus

    A small, solidified fragment of lava.

    April 29, 2022

  • deracinate

    to uproot; take out of one's native environment

    April 27, 2022

  • fossor

    grave-digger in catacombs in ancient Rome

    April 27, 2022


    "essence", as in Husserlian phenomenology's "eidetic reduction", which is a method for finding the essential characteristics of our experience of objects.

    April 23, 2022

  • Eidetic

    memory or mental image of perfect clarity, as though actually visible; or to a person able to see such memories

    April 23, 2022

  • astipulation

    agreement , concurrence

    April 22, 2022

  • haigarchy

    A sacred or sacerdotal government; government by the priests or clergy

    April 7, 2022

  • noumenon

    noun Inexactly, a thing as it is apart from all thought; what remains of the object of thought after space, time, and all the categories of the understanding are abstracted from it; a thing in itself.

    April 6, 2022

  • corybantic (corybantes)

    Madly agitated; inflamed like the corybants.

    April 1, 2022

  • logorrhea

    pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking

    March 29, 2022

  • Infrangible

    Unbreakable; inviolable. (French, late 16th century)

    March 26, 2022

  • aporia

    A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question;

    an insoluble contradiction or paradox in a text's meanings.

    February 27, 2022

  • coronach

    a dirge, song of lamentation; Scottish (professional mourner)

    February 25, 2022

  • boulevardier

    A sophisticated, socially active man who frequents fashionable places.

    February 23, 2022

  • sitooterie

    Part of speech: noun

    Origin: Scottish, 1920s

    1: A small building or area where people can sit outside.

    February 21, 2022

  • overegg

    Overembellish or exaggerate (something).

    February 21, 2022

  • polyglossia

    coexistence of more than one language in a society or region.

    February 13, 2022

  • untimous

    Untimely; unseason

    February 8, 2022

  • Gossamer

    Origin: Middle English, 13th century

    A fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, seen especially in autumn;

    Used to refer to something very light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate.

    February 6, 2022

  • Pleach

    To shade or border with interlaced branches or vines.

    February 1, 2022

  • forfend

    To keep or ward off; avert.

    January 30, 2022

  • paseo

    A slow, easy stroll or walk outdoors.

    noun The street, series of streets, or walkway along which such a walk is taken.

    noun In bullfighting, the formal procession into the ring of the players, including the matadors, banderilleros, and horses, that occurs just before the first bull is fought.

    January 29, 2022

  • engouement (n)


    January 26, 2022

  • Compère

    A person who introduces the performers or contestants in a variety show; host

    January 22, 2022

  • indefeasible

    That cannot be annulled or made void; not to be defeated or made void; that cannot be set aside or overcome.

    January 18, 2022

  • phosphene

    A sensation of light caused by excitation of the retina by mechanical or electrical means rather than by light, as when the eyeballs are pressed through closed lids.

    January 14, 2022

  • rimw

    White frost, or hoar-frost; congealed dew or vapor: same as frost, 3.

    To freeze or congeal into hoar-frost.

    January 4, 2022

  • repechage

    noun A trial heat, especially in rowing, allowing competitors who have already lost a heat another chance to qualify for the semifinals.

    December 21, 2021

  • unbosom

    To confide (one's thoughts or feelings).

    December 3, 2021

  • menseful- Decorous; mannerly; respectful and worthy of respect.

    December 2, 2021

  • Germinal

    Of, relating to, or occurring in the earliest stage of development

    November 30, 2021

  • Relating to or marked by sthenia; strong, vigorous, or active

    November 15, 2021

  • A secondary phenomenon that results from and accompanies another.

    November 12, 2021

  • Outskirts; the environs.


    November 6, 2021

  • EXIGOUS - Extremely scanty; meager. (ek-SIG-yoo-əs)

    November 1, 2021

  • Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly.

    October 25, 2021

  • oun Sleight of hand.

    noun Deceitful cleverness; trickery.

    October 24, 2021

  • A group or coterie

    From the French for 'galley' "kind of ship", in allusion to a line from Molière's Les fourberies de Scapin: Que diable allait-il faire dans cette galère? "What the devil was he doing on that galley?", i.e. How on earth did he come to be in with that bunch of people

    October 17, 2021

  • Molding into one; unifying.

    October 4, 2021

  • With object attempt to amalgamate or reconcile (differing things, especially religious beliefs, cultural elements, or schools of thought).

    October 1, 2021

  • God-given or God's gift (popular name in French, Spanish, Greek, and Italian

    September 30, 2021

  • (Biology) bursting forth or through a surface

    September 30, 2021

  • A blessing

    September 28, 2021

  • cracked, fissured.

    September 27, 2021

  • The act or result of surrogating; replacement, substitution

    September 26, 2021

  • Health-giving; healthy

    September 24, 2021

  • The flowering period of a plant, from the opening of the flower bud.

    September 24, 2021

  • cheerful, pleasant

    September 20, 2021

  • to practically blind someone as you charm them into doing something

    September 20, 2021

  • A shedding or spilling of ink: a facetious imitation of bloodshed

    The writing of polemical letters or articles.

    September 15, 2021

  • To affirm positively; declare.

    To assert formally as a fact.

    September 12, 2021

  • (Of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence.

    September 12, 2021

  • Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.

    September 11, 2021

  • To study earnestly or laboriously, as by candle-light; think closely or seriously; meditate.

    To elaborate, as by laborious night study.

    September 7, 2021

  • attractive , appealing in appearance

    August 28, 2021

  • adjective Strengthening; supporting; corroborating

    August 24, 2021

  • fate, fortune (Turkish)

    (Islam) the will of Allah

    August 23, 2021

  • An alarm call made by the putty-nosed monkey and others, usually a warning that other animals are lurking nearby.

    August 14, 2021

  • (literary) Pass out of sight, memory, or existence.

    August 10, 2021

  • dogmatic person; person fond of opinions, especially their own

    August 6, 2021

  • (especially of a document) still in existence; surviving

    August 6, 2021

  • Forming or belonging to a bottom layer or base.

    August 4, 2021

  • To appeal to or entreat earnestly.

    August 3, 2021

  • occurring at the same time; adj

    August 3, 2021

  • Write or study, especially by night;

    Produce scholarly written material.

    August 3, 2021

  • Having the ability to perceive, especially to perceive quickly.

    August 1, 2021

  • obscure, exotic

    August 1, 2021

  • A form that denotes a pet name or diminutive form of a name

    July 31, 2021

  • Depending on the throw of a dice or on chance; random.

    July 30, 2021

  • Encomium


    Part of speech: noun

    Origin: Latin, mid 16th century

    A speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.

    July 27, 2021

  • Containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way

    July 25, 2021

  • Knowledge or expertise in a field especially arts (fine arts)

    June 24, 2021

  • a person or thing that is the center of attention

    March 11, 2021

  • Flashy, showy, as if an orchid.

    January 28, 2021

  • 9ad hoc) relying on temporary solutions rather than long term plans

    January 26, 2021

  • being conducive to physical and/or spiritual health

    January 2, 2021

  • As a noun, respair means “the return of hope after a period of despair.” As a verb, respair means “to have hope again.”

    January 1, 2021

  • psellismofile nebulofily: abnormality of becoming sexually aroused by the sound of someone stuttering in the fog.

    March 10, 2014

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