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psychosis
[ sahy-koh-sis ] a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.
Featured on August 11th, 2021.
coxcomb
[COX-comb] a conceited man, a dandy.
Featured on August 10th, 2021.
supercilious
[ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ] behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
Featured on August 9th, 2021.
choleric
kol-er-ik extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible.
Featured on August 5th, 2021.
popinjay
[pop-in-jey] person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
Featured on August 4th, 2021. 
revile

[ ri-vahyl ] criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.

Featured on August 3rd, 2021.
odious

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

Featured on August 2nd, 2021.
verbose
[ ver-bohs ] using or expressed in more words than are needed.
Featured on July 28th, 2021
jejune
[ ji-joon ] without interest or significance; dull; insipid.
Featured on July 26th, 2021
turgid

tur-jid ] tediously pompous or bombastic.

Featured on July, 22nd, 2021.
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on July, 19th, 2021.
sophist
sof-ist ] a person who reasons with clever but fallacious arguments.
Featured on July 15th, 2021.
morose
[ muh-rohs ] sullen and ill-tempered.
Featured on July 14th, 2021.
lugubrious

[ luh-goo-bree-uhs ] looking or sounding sad and dismal.  

Featured on July 13th, 2021.
derision

[ dih-rizh-uhn ] ridicule; mockery.  

Featured on July 12th, 2021.
meretricious

 

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

 

Featured on July 8th, 2021.
agog

uh-gog ] very eager or curious to hear or see something.

Featured on July 7th, 2021.
feckless

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

Featured on July 6th, 2021.
picayune
[ pik-ee-yoon ] petty; worthless.
Featured on July 1st, 2021.
mooncalf
moon-kaf ] a person who spends time idly daydreaming. 
Featured on June 29th, 2021.
tendentious
[ ten-den-shuhs ] expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.
Featured on June 28th, 2021
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on June 24th, 2021. 
troglodyte
trog-luh-dahyt ] a person who is regarded as being deliberately ignorant or old-fashioned.

Featured on June 23rd, 2021
rapscallion
[ rap-skal-yuhn ] a rascal; rogue; scamp.
Featured on June 22nd, 2021
fatuous
[ fach-oo-uhs ] foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
Featured on June 21st, 2021