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pecksniffian

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

Featured on September 24, 2018
jackanapes

[JACK-uh-napes] A conceited, impudent, impertinent person

Featured on September 20, 2018
puzzlewit

[PUZZ-ul-wit] Stupid, silly person

Featured on September 19, 2018
quisling

[kwiz-liNG] A person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government; fifth columnist.

Featured on September 17, 2018
pettifog

[PEH-tee-FOG] One who quibbles over petty, trivial matters

Featured on August 30, 2018
visigoth

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

Featured on August 29, 2018
sycophant

[sik-uh-fuh nt] a servile self-seeking flatterer

Featured on August 28, 2018
lemming

[Lem-ming] A person who unthinkingly joins a mass movement, especially a headlong rush to destruction.

Featured on August 27, 2018
bilge

[bilj] Nonsense, foolishness

Featured on August 23, 2018
pawky

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

Featured on August 21, 2018
unctuous

[uhngk-choo-uh s]: Excessively flattering, smooth, suave, or smug

Featured on August 20, 2018
bumptious

[buhmp-shuh s] offensively self-assertive

Featured on August 16, 2018
codswallop

[CODZ-wahl-op] Nonsense, rubbish

Featured on August 15, 2018
picayune

[pick-uh-YUNE] Petty, worthless, trifling

Featured on August 14, 2018
capricious

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

Featured on August 13, 2018
popinjay

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

Featured on August 9, 2018
caterwauling

[kat-er-wawl] to make a harsh cry; to protest or complain noisily.

Featured on August 8, 2018
poltroon

[PAHL-trune] A spineless coward

Featured on August 7, 2018
bilge

[bilj] Nonsense, foolishness

Featured on August 6, 2018
vexation

[veck-SAY-shun]  Annoyance, exasperation

Featured on August 1, 2018
pawky

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

Featured on July 31, 2018
pecksniffian

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

Featured on July 30, 2018
jejune

[juh-JUNE] Simple, unsophisticated

Featured on July 26, 2018
turgid

[ter-jed]  excessively embellished in style or language: bombastic, pompous

Featured on July 25, 2018
pettifogger

[PEH-tee-FAH-gurr] One who quibbles over petty, trivial matters

Featured on July 24, 2018
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