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poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on August 12th, 2020. 
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on August 11th, 2020.
jobbernowl
[ job-ber-nowl ] A stupid or foolish person; an idiot, a numbskull.
Featured on August 10th, 2020.
tedious
tee-dee-uhs ] wordy so as to cause weariness or boredom, as a speaker, a writer, or the work they produce; prolix.
Featured on August 6th, 2020.
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on August 5th, 2020.
jackanapes
[jak-uh-neyps] an impertinent, presumptuous person, especially young man; whippersnapper.
Featured on August 4th, 2020
sniffish
snif-ish ] haughtily disdainful; contemptuous. 
Featured on August 3rd, 2020.
codswallop
[kodz-wol-uh p] nonsense; rubbish.
Featured on July 29th, 2020.
verecund

[ver-i-kuhnd] bashful; modest.

Featured on July 27th, 2020
supercilious
[ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ] haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
Featured on July 23rd, 2020.
odious

oh-dee-uhs ] highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.

Featured on July 22nd, 2020.
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on July 21st, 2020.
palter
pawl-ter ] to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully; lie or use trickery.
Featured on July 20th, 2020.
pettifogger
pet-ee-fog, -fawg ] to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
Featured on July 15th, 2020.
nebulous
neb-yuh-luh s ] hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused.
Featured on July 14th, 2020.
codswallop
[kodz-wol-uh p] nonsense; rubbish.
Featured on July 13th, 2020.
churlish

[chur-lish] like churl; boorish; rude:

Featured on July 9th, 2020.
chicanery

[ shi-key-nuh-ree ] trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry. 

Featured on July 8th, 2020.
flapdoodle
flap-dood-l ] nonsense; bosh.
Featured on July 6th, 2020
blatherskite

[BLAA-thur-skite] A person who blathers on and spouts nonsense

Featured on July 1st, 2020
sophist

[ sof-ist ] a person who reasons adroitly and speciously rather than soundly.

Featured on June 30th, 2020. 
troglodyte
trog-luh-dahyt ] a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character. 
Featured on June 29th, 2020.
mooncalf
moon-kaf ] a person who spends time idly daydreaming. 
Featured on June 25th, 2020.
turgid
tur-jid ] inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic.
Featured on June 24th, 2020.
truculent
[ truhk-yuh-luhnt ] fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.
Featured on June 23rd, 2020.