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meretricious

 

[ mer-i-trish-uhs ] based on pretense, deception, or insincerity.

 

Featured on May 12th, 2021.
foppish

[fop-ish] resembling or befitting a fop; excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner.

Featured on May 11th, 2021.
churlish

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

Featured on May 10th, 2021.
dunderhead
duhn-der-hed ] a dunce; blockhead; numbskull.
Featured on May 6th, 2021.
visigoth
viz-i-goth ] a member of the western division of the Goths.  
Featured on May 5th, 2021.
popinjay
[pop-in-jey] person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
Featured on May 4th, 2021. 
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on May 3rd, 2021.
jejune
[ ji-joon ] without interest or significance; dull; insipid.
Featured on April 29th, 2021
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on April 28th, 2021. 
mendacious

[ men-dey-shuhs ] telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful. 

Featured on April 27th, 2021.
verecund

[ver-i-kuhnd] bashful; modest.

Featured on April 26th, 2021.
vainglorious
[ veyn-glawr-ee-uhs ] characterized by, showing, or proceeding from vainglory.
Featured on April 22nd, 2021
jejune
[ ji-joon ] without interest or significance; dull; insipid.
Featured on April 21st, 2021
cacophony

[ kuh-kof-uh-nee ] harsh discordance of sound; dissonance.

Featured on April 20th, 2021.
dogmatic

[ dawg-mat-ik ] asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated. 

Featured on April 19th, 2021.
truculent
[truck-you-lent] eager to fight, defiant, pugnacious.
Featured on April 15th, 2021.
balderdash
bawl-der-dash ] senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
Featured on April 14th, 2021.
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on April 13th, 2021.
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on April 1st, 2021. 
cogent

koh-juhnt ] clear, logical, and convincing.

Featured on March 31st, 2021.
callow

kal-oh ] immature or inexperienced. 

Featured on March 30th, 2021.
blooter
[blue-ter] a foolish or blundering person.
Featured on March 29th, 2021
imperious
[uhm-pee-ree-uhs] assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
Featured on March 25th, 2021
fatuous
[ fach-oo-uhs ] foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
Featured on March 24th, 2021
bellicose

bel-i-kohs ] inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.

Featured on March 23rd, 2021.