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pawky


[PAW-kee] Shrewd, with a sly sense of humor
Featured on April 19, 2018
codswallop

[CODZ-wahl-op] Nonsense, rubbish
Featured on April 17, 2018
unctuous


[uhngk-choo-uh s]: Excessively flattering, smooth, suave, or smug

Featured on April 12, 2018
cacophony


[kuh-KOFF-uh-nee] Clamor, uproar, harsh mixture of noise

Featured on April 11, 2018
verecund


[VEHR-uh-kund] Shy, bashful, modest

Featured on April 10, 2018
craven


[krey-vuh n] cowardly; contemptibly timid

Featured on April 9, 2018
miscreant


[mis-kree-uh nt] A person who has done something wrong or unlawful.

Featured on April 5, 2018
churlish


[CHURL-ish] Rude, ill-mannered

Featured on April 4, 2018
scurrilous


[skur-uh-luh s] grossly or obscenely abusive

Featured on April 3, 2018
bilge


[bilj] Nonsense, foolishness

Featured on April 2, 2018
gnarly


[närlē] distasteful; distressing; offensive; gross

Featured on March 29, 2018
buffoon


[buh-FOON] A clown, a ridiculous but amusing individual

Featured on March 28, 2018
jobbernowl


[Job-ber nowl] A stupid or foolish person; an idiot, a numbskull

Featured on March 27, 2018
bumptious

 

[buhmp-shuh s] offensively self-assertive

Featured on March 26, 2018
ninnyhammer


[NINN-ee-HAMM-ur] Simpleton, fool, ninny

Featured on March 22, 2018
craven


[krey-vuh n] cowardly; contemptibly timid

Featured on March 21, 2018
callow


[kal-oh] immature or inexperienced

Featured on March 20, 2018
coxcomb


[COX-comb] A conceited foolish person

Featured on March 19, 2018
mooncalf


[MOON-kaff] A foolish or absentminded person

Featured on March 15, 2018
jabberwocky

[jab-er-wok-ee]    

A playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaninglesswords; nonsense; gibberish.

Featured on March 13, 2018
coxcomb


[COX-comb] A conceited foolish person

Featured on March 12, 2018
tendentious
[ten-DEN-shus] Biased, prejudiced towards one point of view
Featured on March 8, 2018
varlet
[vahr-lit] a knavish person; rascal.
Featured on March 7, 2018
lout
[lout]  An awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor. 
Featured on March 6, 2018
choleric
[kol-er-ik] Extremely irritable or easily angered.
Featured on March 5, 2018
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