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manqué   [mahng-key] adjective Definition~having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively): a poet manqué who […]

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NISUS   [nahy-suhs] noun an effort or striving toward a particular goal or attainment; impulse. QUOTES The accumulation of wealth into a few hands is the nisus of all bad […]

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dégringolade noun dé·​grin·​go·​lade | \ ˌdā-ˌgraⁿ(ŋ)-gə-ˈläd How to pronounce dégringolade (audio) \ Definition of dégringolade : a rapid decline or deterioration (as in strength, position, or condition) : downfall Keep […]

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Svengali noun [sven-gah-lee, sfen-] a person who completely dominates another, usually with selfish or sinister motives. How is Svengali used? Lou Pearlman, who died on Friday in federal prison in […]

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remora noun rem·​o·​ra \ ri-ˈmȯr-ə also ˈremərə \ Definition of remora 1: any of a family (Echeneidae) of marine bony fishes that have the anterior dorsal fin modified into a […]

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eccable adjective [pek–uh-buhl] liable to sin or error. What is the origin of peccable? Peccable comes from Old French from the Medieval Latin adjective peccābilis “capable of sin, susceptible to […]

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inkhorn play adjective INK-horn Definition- nounHISTORICAL a small portable container for ink. denoting pedantic words or expressions used only in academic writing.modifier noun: inkhorn“I will avoid many of the inkhorn terms […]

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Cattywampus. This is a term that you will find in the Midland and Southern United States. It is referring to something that is in disarray, that is askew, or something […]

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Shot´-clog` ショット詰まり Japanese 拍攝堵塞 Chinese Noun DEFINITION- A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them. […]

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fecund [ fee–kuhnd, –kuh nd, fek–uhnd, –uh nd ] adjective producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful: fecund parents; fecund farmland.very productive or creative intellectually: the […]

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Bumfuzzle. This is a simple term that refers to being confused, perplexed, or flustered or to cause confusion. You’ve probably heard your grandma or grandpa use this phrase, especially if […]

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som·nam·bu·lism[sämˈnambyəˌlizəm] NOUN sleepwalking. “she would have liked to wake up from her somnambulism to find herself back in bed” ORIGIN late 18th century: from French somnambulisme, from Latin somnus ‘sleep’ […]

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