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calumny

kal-uhm-nee ] a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something.

 
Featured on April 2nd, 2020
malarkey
[ muh-lahr-kee ] speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum. 
Featured on April 1st, 2020
fatuous
fach-oo-uhs ] foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
Featured on March 31st, 2020
supercilious
[ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ] haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
Featured on March 30th, 2020.
philistine

fil-uh-steen person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc., or is contentedly commonplace in ideas and tastes.

Featured on March 26, 2020.
bilge

 [ bilj ] nonsense; rubbish.

Featured on March 25th, 2020.
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on March 24th, 2020.
pecksniffian

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

Featured on March 19th, 2020.
coxcomb
koks-kohm ] a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.
Featured on March 18th, 2020.
unctuous
uhngk-choo-uh s ] characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
Featured on March 17th, 2020.
panacea
[ pan-uh-see-uh ] a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.
Featured on March 16th, 2020.
craven
krey-vuhn ] cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous.
Featured on March 5th, 2020.
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on March 4th, 2020.
lemming
Lemming - A member of a crowd with no originality or voice of his own. One who speaks or repeats only what he has been told. 
Featured on February 27, 2020.
imperious
[ im-peer-ee-uhs ] domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing. 
Featured on February 26, 2020.
supercilious
[ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ] haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
Featured on February 25, 2020.
obtuse
uhb-toos ] not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.
Featured on February 24, 2020.
craven
krey-vuhn ] cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous.
Featured on February 20th, 2020.
tendentious
[ ten-den-shuh s ] having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose.
Featured on February 19th, 2020.
unctuous
uhngk-choo-uh s ] characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
Featured on February 18th, 2020.
bumpkin
buhmp-kin ] an awkward, simple, unsophisticated person from a rural area. 
Featured on February 17, 2020.
mooncalf
moon-kaf ] a person who spends time idly daydreaming. 
Featured on February 13th, 2020.
sophist

[ sof-ist ] a person who reasons adroitly and speciously rather than soundly.

Featured on February 12, 2020. 
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on February 11, 2020. 
meretricious
[ mer-i-trish-uhs ] alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry. 
Featured on February 10th, 2020.