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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
verecund

[ver-i-kuhnd] bashful; modest.

Featured on June 10th, 2021.
choleric
kol-er-ik extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible.
Featured on June 9th, 2021.
scurrilous
skur-uh-luhs ] grossly or obscenely abusive. 
Featured on June 8th, 2021.
puckish

puhk-ish ] playful, especially in a mischievous way.

Featured on June 7th, 2021.
piteous

pit-ee-uhs ] deserving or arousing pity.

Featured on June 3rd, 2021.
miscreant

mis-kree-uhnt ] a person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law.

Featured on June 2nd, 2021.
craven

krey-vuhn ] contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly.

Featured on June 1st, 2021.
patter
[ pat-er ] to make a rapid succession of light taps.
Featured on May 27th, 2021.
jackanapes
[jak-uh-neyps] an impertinent, presumptuous person, especially young man; whippersnapper.
Featured on May 26th, 2021.
truculent
[truck-you-lent] eager to fight, defiant, pugnacious.
Featured on May 25th, 2021.
hubris
hyoo-bris excessive pride or self-confidence.
 

 

 
Featured on May 24th, 2021. 
garrulous

gar-uh-luhs ] excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.

Featured on May 20th, 2021. 
obtuse

uhb-toos ] not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.

Featured on May 19th, 2021. 
ossified

os-uh-fahyd ] Irish slang intoxicated; drunk.

Featured on May 18th, 2021. 
mawkish

maw-kish ] characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin.

Featured on May 17th, 2021. 
pecksniffian

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

Featured on May 13th, 2021.
meretricious

 

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

 

Featured on May 12th, 2021.
foppish

[fop-ish] resembling or befitting a fop; excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner.

Featured on May 11th, 2021.
churlish

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

Featured on May 10th, 2021.
dunderhead
duhn-der-hed ] a dunce; blockhead; numbskull.
Featured on May 6th, 2021.
visigoth
viz-i-goth ] a member of the western division of the Goths.  
Featured on May 5th, 2021.
popinjay
[pop-in-jey] person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
Featured on May 4th, 2021.