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codswallop
[CODZ-wahl-up] Nonsense, rubbish
Featured on September 12, 2017
pecksniffian
[peck-SNIFF-ee-un] Hypocritical, falsely acting pious and moral
Featured on September 6, 2017
hectored
[HECK-tored] Intimidated, bullied
Featured on August 30, 2017
pernicious
[purr-NISH-us] Damaging, harmful
Featured on August 29, 2017
cudgel
[KUDD-jul] A stick used as a weapon, also a verb meaning to beat someone
Featured on August 25, 2017
abstemious
[ab-STEE-me-us] Moderate, self-restrained
Featured on August 24, 2017
buffoon
[buh-FOON] A clown, a ridiculous but amusing individual
Featured on August 22, 2017
poltroon
[pahl-TROON] A spineless coward
Featured on August 21, 2017
jackanapes
[JACK-uh-napes] A whippersnapper, an impertinent and impudent person
Featured on August 16, 2017
austere
[aus-TEER] Severe, strict, rigid
Featured on August 9, 2017
caterwauling
[KAT-ur-WALL-ing] Howling, screeching
Featured on August 7, 2017
blooter
[BLUE-tur] A fool, a bumbling nincompoop
Featured on July 31, 2017
sciolistic
[CY-uh-liss-tik] Possessing knowledge that is only very superficial
Featured on April 7, 2017
spurious
[SPUR-ee-us] Bogus, fake, counterfeit
Featured on April 5, 2017
quisling
[QUIZ-ling] A traitor, someone who betrays his or her country
Featured on April 4, 2017
ninnyhammer
[NINN-ee-HAMM-ur] A foolish and very silly person
Featured on April 3, 2017
meretricious
[mehr-uh-TRISH-us] Worthless, tawdry, without value
Featured on March 30, 2017
foppish
[FAH-pish] Overly vain and concerned with appearance
Featured on March 29, 2017
doltish
[DOLT-ish] Idiotic, stupid
Featured on March 28, 2017
callow
[CAL-oh] Immature, inexperienced, naive
Featured on March 27, 2017
nebbish
[NEH-bish] A submissive and timid man
Featured on March 22, 2017
taciturn
[TASS-uh-turn] Silent, reserved, stern
Featured on March 21, 2017
pettifog
[PEH-tee-fahg] Quibble over trivial and insignificant details
Featured on March 20, 2017
blatherskite
[BLATH-er-skite] A bloviator who goes on and on without making sense
Featured on March 16, 2017
codswallop
[KADZ-wahl-ep] Utter nonsense
Featured on March 15, 2017
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