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grouse
[grau̇s] To complain, grumble
Featured on January 24, 2022
quidnunc

kwid-nuhngk ] a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.

Featured on January 20th, 2022.
anserine

an-suh-rahyn ] stupid; foolish; silly. Goose-like; Resembling a goose. 

Featured on January 18th, 2022.
callow

kal-oh ] immature or inexperienced. 

Featured on January 17th, 2022.
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on January 13th, 2022 
truculent
[truck-you-lent] eager to fight, defiant, pugnacious.
Featured on January 12th, 2022.
ingrate

in-greyt ] an ungrateful person.

Featured on January 11, 2022
reprobate

rep-ruh-beyt ] a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person.

Featured on January 10, 2022
kowtow

kou-tou ] to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference.

Featured on January 6, 2022
petulant

pech-uh-luhnt ] moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance.

Featured on January 5, 2022
onerous

on-er-uhs ] involving, imposing, or constituting a burden; troublesome.

Featured on January 4th, 2022.
odious

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

Featured on January 3rd, 2022.
craven

krey-vuhn ] contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly.

Featured on December 21st, 2021.
coxcomb
[COX-comb] a conceited man, a dandy.
Featured on December 20th, 2021.
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on December 15th, 2021.
imperious
[uhm-pee-ree-uhs] assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
Featured on December 14th, 2021
bilge

 [ bilj ] nonsense; rubbish.

Featured on December 13th, 2021
fakir
[fā-kər] Imposter. Swindler. 
Featured on December 8th, 2021.
mooncalf
moon-kaf ] a person who spends time idly daydreaming. 
Featured on December 7th, 2021.
verbose
[ ver-bohs ] using or expressed in more words than are needed.
Featured on December 6th, 2021
pecksniffian

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

Featured on December 2, 2021.
jape
[ jeyp ] to jest; joke; gibe.
Featured on October 7th, 2021.
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.