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poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on November 18th, 2020. 
unctuous
[ uhngk-choo-uhs ] characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug. 
Featured on November 17th, 2020
fatuous
[ fach-oo-uhs ] foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
Featured on November 12th, 2020
jabberwocky
jab-er-wok-ee ] playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense;gibberish.
Featured on November 11th, 2020
rapscallion
[ rap-skal-yuhn ] a rascal; rogue; scamp. 
Featured on November 10th, 2020.
scurrilous
skur-uh-luhs ] grossly or obscenely abusive. 
Featured on November 9th, 2020.
caterwaul
kat-er-wawl ] to utter a similar sound; howl or screech.
Featured on November 5th, 2020.
churlish

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

Featured on November 4th, 2020.
blatherskite

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

Featured on November 2nd, 2020
maudlin
mawd-lin ] tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental.
Featured on October 29th, 2020.
turgid
tur-jid ] inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic.
Featured on October 28th, 2020.
nugatory
noo-guh-tawr-ee ] of no real value; trifling; worthless.
Featured on October 27th, 2020.
picayune
[ pik-ee-yoon ] petty, carping, or prejudiced. 
Featured on October 26th, 2020.
coxcomb
koks-kohm ] a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.
Featured on October 21st, 2020.
popinjay
[pop-in-jey] person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
Featured on October 20th, 2020. 
mendacious
[ men-dey-shuhs ] telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful. 
 
Featured on October 19th, 2020.
incubus
[in-kyuh-buhs] Someone who causes great distress or anxiety
 
 
Featured on October 15th, 2020.
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on October 14th, 2020.
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on October 12th, 2020.
supercilious
[ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ] haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
Featured on October 6th, 2020.
pecksniffian

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

Featured on October 5th, 2020.
blatherskite

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

Featured on October 1st, 2020
bilge

 [ bilj ] nonsense; rubbish.

Featured on September 30th, 2020.
snollygoster
snol-ee-gos-ter ] a clever, unscrupulous person. 
Featured on September 24th, 2020.
parsimonious
[ pahr-suh-moh-nee-uhs ] characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
Featured on September 22nd, 2020.