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chuffiness
[chuhf-ee-ness] The quality of being chuffy. Chuffy - fat or puffed out in the cheeks; rough; clownish; surly.
Featured on March 4th, 2021.
mooncalf
moon-kaf ] a person who spends time idly daydreaming. 
Featured on March 3rd, 2021.
unctuous
[ uhngk-choo-uhs ] characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug. 
Featured on March 2nd, 2021.
feckless

fek-lis ] Lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.

Featured on March 1st, 2021.
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on February, 25th, 2021.
barbermonger

Obsolete. 

Featured on February 24th, 2021.
jackanapes
[jak-uh-neyps] an impertinent, presumptuous person, especially young man; whippersnapper.
Featured on February 23rd, 2021.
cretin
kreet-n ] a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person. 
Featured on February 22nd, 2021.
snollygoster
snol-ee-gos-ter ] a clever, unscrupulous person. 
Featured on February 18th, 2021.
codswallop
[kodz-wol-uh p] nonsense; rubbish.
Featured on February 17th, 2021.
verecund

[ver-i-kuhnd] bashful; modest.

Featured on February 16th, 2021.
specious
spee-shuhs ] apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible. 
Featured on February 15th, 2021. 
popinjay
[pop-in-jey] person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
Featured on February 11th, 2021. 
vexation
[ vek-sey-shuhn ] the state of being vexed; irritation; annoyance. 
Featured on February 10th, 2021
jejune
[ ji-joon ] without interest or significance; dull; insipid.
Featured on February 9th, 2021
visigoth
viz-i-goth ] a member of the western division of the Goths.  
Featured on February 8th, 2021.
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on February 4th, 2021. 
noddy
[ nod-ee a fool or simpleton; noodle.
Featured on February 3rd, 2021.
choleric
kol-er-ik extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible.
Featured on February 2nd, 2021.
buffoon
[ buh-foon ] a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.
Featured on February 1st, 2021.
nebbish
[neb-ish] a pitifully ineffectual, luckless, and timid person.
Featured on January 28th, 2021.
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on January 27th, 2021. 
persnickety

[ per-snik-i-tee ] snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob.

Featured on January 26th, 2021.
odious

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

Featured on January 25th, 2021.
curmudgeon

[ ker-muhj-uhn ] a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.

Featured on January 19th, 2021.