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japery
[JAY-purr-ee] Foolishness, buffoonery
Featured on February 22, 2018
palter
[PAHL-tur] Lie, prevaricate, fib
Featured on February 21, 2018
noddy
[NAH-dee] A very foolish, silly person
Featured on February 20, 2018
jackanapes
[JACK-uh-napes] A conceited, impudent, impertinent person
Featured on February 15, 2018
pettifogger
[PEH-tee-FAH-gurr] One who quibbles over petty, trivial matters
Featured on February 14, 2018
blatherskite
[BLAA-thur-skite] A person who blathers on and spouts nonsense
Featured on February 13, 2018
sapid
[SAA-pid] Engaging, interesting, thought-provoking
Featured on February 12, 2017
pecksniffian
[peck-SNIFF-ee-un] Acting high and mighty, putting on airs of morality
Featured on February 8, 2017
calumny
[KAL-um-nee] Making false, slanderous, injurious statements
Featured on February 7, 2017
jejune
[juh-JUNE] Simple, unsophisticated
Featured on February 1, 2017
churlish
[CHURL-ish] Rude, ill-mannered
Featured on January 31, 2017
snollygoster
[snah-lee-GOH-stur] A shrewd, unprincipled individual
Featured on January 29, 2017
picayune
[pick-uh-YUNE] Petty, worthless, trifling
Featured on January 25, 2017
cacophony
[kuh-KOFF-uh-nee] Clamor, uproar, harsh mixture of noise
Featured on January 24, 2017
meretricious
[mare-uh-TRISH-us] Worthless, cheap, of no value
Featured on January 22, 2017
barbermonger
[BARR-bur-MON-gurr] A man who is vain and conceited
Featured on January 18, 2017
puerile
[PURE-ul] Childish, infantile, immature
Featured on January 17, 2017
puzzlewit
[PUZZ-ul-wit] Stupid, silly person
Featured on January 16, 2017
bilge
[bilj] Nonsense, foolishness
Featured on January 15, 2017
ninnyhammer
[NINN-ee-HAMM-ur] Simpleton, fool, ninny
Featured on January 11, 2017
churlish
[CHURL-ish] Impolite, rude, surly
Featured on January 10, 2017
palter
[PAHL-tur] Act insincerely, fib
Featured on January 9, 2017
blatherskite
[BLA-thur-skite] Nonsense, foolish talk
Featured on January 8, 2017
pawky
[PAW-kee] Shrewd, with a sly sense of humor
Featured on January 3, 2017
witling
[WITT-ling] Someone who believes, wrongly, that he or she is quite witty
Featured on January 2, 2017
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