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temerity
[tuh·meh·ruh·teeexcessive confidence or boldness; audacity.
Featured on June 12th, 2024
sop
  [säp] thing given or done as a concession of no great value to appease someone whose main concerns or demands are not being met.
Featured on June 11th, 2024
mursid
 
Featured on June 10th, 2024
priggish
[priɡiSHself-righteously moralistic and superior.
Featured on June 6th, 2024
dolt
[dohlt] a stupid person; blockhead
Featured on June 5th, 2024
caustic
[kaa·stuhk] capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; corrosive.
Featured on June 4th, 2024
lusk
[ˈlusk] to lounge around; to skulk.
Featured on June 3rd, 2024
pawky
[PAW-keehaving a mocking or cynical sense of humor.
Featured on May 30th, 2024
insolent
[INN-suh-lent] Disrespectful, rude, impertinent.
Featured on April 23, 2024
dolosity
[doh-LAHS-uh-tee] Deceitfulness, hidden malice.
Featured on April 22, 2024
mordant
[MORE-dunt] Caustic, biting, sarcastic.
Featured on April 18, 2024
bovine
[boh-vahyn] having qualities (such as placidity or dullness) characteristic of cattle or cows.
Featured on April 17, 2024
sop
[sop] a weak-willed or spineless person.
Featured on April 16, 2024
drivel
[driv·uhl] Childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.
Featured on April 15, 2024
jobbernowl
[job·ber·nowlA stupid person; a blockhead.
Featured on April 4, 2024
patter
[pat·tera quick succession of light rapid sounds.
Featured on April 3, 2024
flummery
[fluh·mr·eeinformal meaningless flattery; nonsense.
Featured on April 2, 2024
agog
[a·gog] in a state of eager desire; excitedly.
Featured on April 1, 2024
popinjay
[paa·puhn·jaya conceited, foppish, or excessively talkative person. an archaic word for parrot.
Featured on March 27, 2024
troglodyte
[traa·gluh·ditea bad-mannered person with ignorant or outdated ideas.
Featured on March 26, 2024
insolent
[in·suh·luhntextremely rude and showing a lack of respect.
Featured on March 25, 2024
bilious
[bil·iousSpiteful; bad-tempered.
Featured on March 21, 2024
niding
[ni·dingA derogatory term, a vile wretch.
Featured on March 20, 2024
bovine
[bow·vine] Dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox.
Featured on March 19, 2024
pollrumptious
[pohl-RUMP-shusUnruly, restless, foolishly confident.
Featured on March 18, 2024