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unctuous
uhngk-choo-uh s ] characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
Featured on June 23, 2022
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on June 21, 2022
troglodyte
[TRAHG-luh-dyte] A reclusive cave-dweller, a hermit
Featured on June 20, 2022
blooter
[blue-ter] a foolish or blundering person.
Featured on June 16th, 2022
noddy

[NAH-dee] A very foolish, silly person
Featured on June 15, 2022
pettifogging
[peh-tee-FAHG-ing]  Quibbling over trivial details, obfuscating
Featured on June 14, 2022
pecksniffian

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

Featured on June 13, 2022
poltroon
[pahl-TROON] A wretched coward
Featured on June 9, 2022
legerdemain
[ lej-er-duh-meyn ] sleight of hand. Trickery; deception.
Featured on June 8, 2022
enigma
[uh-NIG-muh]  A puzzling and mysterious individual
Featured on June 7, 2022
coxcomb
koks-kohm ] a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.
Featured on June 6, 2022
hotspur
[hot-spur] an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead
Featured on June 2, 2022
bumptious

[buhmp-shuh s] offensively self-assertive

Featured on June 1, 2022
malignity

muh-lig-nuh-tee ] the quality of intending to cause harm.

Featured on May 31, 2022.
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on May 19, 2022
quixotic
[ kwik-sot-ik exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
Featured on May 18, 2022
vitriolic
[vih-tree-AWL-ik] Harsh, caustic
Featured on May 17, 2022
honeyfuggle
[huh-nee-fuh-gle] to dupe or deceive by flattery; to obtain by deception
Featured on May 16, 2022
blatherskite

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

Featured on May 12, 2022
fractious
[FRACK-shus]  Irritable, peevish, short-tempered
Featured on May 11, 2022
sardonic
[ sahr-don-ik ] characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; sneering; cynical. 
Featured on May 10th, 2022
nimrod


[nim - rod] a foolish or inept person; doofus. 

Featured on May 9th, 2022
lusk
[LUSK] Lazy, worthless, slothful
Featured on May 4, 2022
lout

[lout] An awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor. 

Featured on May 3, 2022
saturnine
sat-er-nahyn ] sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
Featured on May 2nd, 2022