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pettifogger

[PEH-tee-FOG-er] One who quibbles over petty, trivial matters

Featured on November 14, 2018
unctuous

[uhngk-choo-uh s]: Excessively flattering, smooth, suave, or smug

Featured on November 13, 2018
umbrage

[Um-bridge] A feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult

Featured on November 12, 2018
pawky

[PAW-kee] Shrewd, with a sly sense of humor

Featured on November 8, 2018
caterwauling

[cat-er-waul-ing] to make a harsh cry; to protest or complain noisily

Featured on November 7, 2018
choleric

[cho-ler-ic] easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger: hot-tempered

Featured on November 5, 2018
jejune

[juh-JUNE] Simple, unsophisticated

Featured on November 1, 2018
bilge

[bilj] Nonsense, foolishness

Featured on October 31, 2018
lugubrious

[lu-gu-bri-ous] Looking or sounding sad and dismal

Featured on October 30, 2018
chicanery

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

Featured on October 29, 2018
rapscallion

[rap-skal-yuh n] a rascal; rogue; scamp

Featured on October 25, 2018
turgid

[ter-jed] excessively embellished in style or language: bombastic, pompous

Featured on October 24, 2018
truculent

[tru-cu-lent] aggressively self-assertive; scathingly harsh

Featured on October 23, 2018
popinjay

[pop-in-jey] a vain or conceited person

Featured on October 17, 2018
churlish

[CHURL-ish] Rude, ill-mannered

Featured on October 16, 2018
pawky

[PAW-kee] Shrewd, with a sly sense of humor

Featured on October 15, 2018
codswallop

[CODZ-wahl-op] Nonsense, rubbish

Featured on October 11, 2018
blatherskite

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

Featured on October 10, 2018
pecksniffian

[peck-SNIFF-ee-un] Acting high and mighty, putting on airs of morality

Featured on October 9, 2018
flapdoodle

[flap-dood-l] nonsense; bosh

Featured on October 4, 2018
bilge

[bilj] Nonsense, foolishness

Featured on October 3, 2018
cacophony

[kuh-KOFF-uh-nee] Clamor, uproar, harsh mixture of noise

Featured on October 2, 2018
sniffish

[snif-ish] haughtily disdainful; contemptuous

Featured on September 25, 2018
pecksniffian

[peck-SNIFF-ee-un] Acting high and mighty, putting on airs of morality

Featured on September 24, 2018
jackanapes

[JACK-uh-napes] A conceited, impudent, impertinent person

Featured on September 20, 2018
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