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visigoth
viz-i-goth ] a member of the western division of the Goths.  
Featured on September 17th, 2020
jabberwocky
jab-er-wok-ee ] playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense;gibberish.
Featured on September 15th, 2020
churlish

[chur-lish] like churl; boorish; rude:

Featured on September 14th, 2020.
nebbish
[neb-ish] a pitifully ineffectual, luckless, and timid person.
Featured on September 10th, 2020.
jobbernowl
[ job-ber-nowl ] A stupid or foolish person; an idiot, a numbskull.
Featured on September 8th, 2020.
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on September 3rd, 2020. 
bunkum
buhng-kuhm ] insincere talk; claptraphumbug.
Featured on September 2nd, 2020.
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on September 1st, 2020.
caterwaul
kat-er-wawl ] to utter a similar sound; howl or screech.
Featured on August 20th, 2020.
vacuous

[ vak-yoo-uhs ] lacking in ideas or intelligence.

Featured on August 19th, 2020.
pecksniffian

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

Featured on August 17th, 2020.
poltroon

[ pol-troon ] wretched coward; craven.

Featured on August 12th, 2020. 
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on August 11th, 2020.
jobbernowl
[ job-ber-nowl ] A stupid or foolish person; an idiot, a numbskull.
Featured on August 10th, 2020.
tedious
tee-dee-uhs ] wordy so as to cause weariness or boredom, as a speaker, a writer, or the work they produce; prolix.
Featured on August 6th, 2020.
pawky
paw-kee ] Cunning. Sly. 
Featured on August 5th, 2020.
jackanapes
[jak-uh-neyps] an impertinent, presumptuous person, especially young man; whippersnapper.
Featured on August 4th, 2020
sniffish
snif-ish ] haughtily disdainful; contemptuous. 
Featured on August 3rd, 2020.
codswallop
[kodz-wol-uh p] nonsense; rubbish.
Featured on July 29th, 2020.
verecund

[ver-i-kuhnd] bashful; modest.

Featured on July 27th, 2020
supercilious
[ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ] haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
Featured on July 23rd, 2020.
odious

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

Featured on July 22nd, 2020.
varlet

vahr-lit ] a knavish person; rascal.

Featured on July 21st, 2020.
palter
pawl-ter ] to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully; lie or use trickery.
Featured on July 20th, 2020.
pettifogger
pet-ee-fog, -fawg ] to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
Featured on July 15th, 2020.