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pecksniffian

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

Featured on February 12, 2016
mendacious

[men-dey-shuh s] Telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful

Featured on February 7, 2016
craven

[Kray-vin] Defeated, vanquished. Lacking the least bit of courage, contemptibly fainthearted.

Featured on February 6, 2016
barbermonger

[Bar-ber-mon-ger] (obsolete) A fop

Featured on February 5, 2018
pawky

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

Featured on February 4, 2018
fatuous

[fat-YOU-us] silly and pointless

Featured on January 31, 2018
thewless

[thyoo-lis] cowardly; timid

Featured on January 29, 2018
verecund

[VEHR-uh-kund] Shy, bashful, modest

Featured on January 24, 2018
blatherskite

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

Featured on January 23, 2018
pedantic

[puh-dan-tik] ostentatious in one's learning

Featured on January 21, 2018
quixotic

[quix-ot-ic] foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; Capricious, Unpredictable

Featured on January 16, 2018
jobbernowl

[job·ber·nowl] Numskull, Nincompoop

Featured on January 15, 2018
capricious

[kuh-prish-uh s] Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior

Featured on January 8, 2018
lugubrious

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

Featured on January 7, 2018
feckless

[feck-less] Weak, Ineffective

Featured on January 3, 2018
mooncalf

[MOON-kaff] A foolish or absentminded person

Featured on January 2, 2018
flummery

[Fluh-mer-e] Meaningless or insincere flattery or conventions

Featured on December 18, 2018
parsimonious

[par-si-mo-ni-ous] frugal to the point of stinginess

Featured on December 17, 2018
visigoth

[VIZ-uh-goth] A Marauder, akin to the western Goths who invaded Rome.

Featured on December 13, 2018
fatuous

[fat-YOU-us] silly and pointless

Featured on December 6, 2018
meretricious

[mare-uh-TRISH-us] Worthless, cheap, of no value

Featured on December 5, 2018
popinjay

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

Featured on December 4, 2018
vainglorious

[Vane-glor-e-us] excessively proud of oneself or one's achievements; overly vain

Featured on December 3, 2018
hornswoggle

[Horn-swa-goal] to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax

Featured on November 29, 2018
scelestious

[Ska-less-tee-us] wicked, evil

Featured on November 28, 2018