Friday March 6, 2015
Feb
24
2015

Glower

Glower v. Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl. “The librarian glowered at her for talking too loud.”

Feb
23
2015

Misogynous

Misogynous; Misogyny; Misogynistic adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women. “Police believe it was a misogynous assault.”

Feb
22
2015

Luddite

Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

Feb
21
2015

Conflate

Conflate v. Combine two or more texts, ideas, etc. into one. “Their ideas were conflated in ways that were not helpful.”

Feb
20
2015

Machinate

Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

Feb
19
2015

Untenable

Untenable adj. Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “She was in an untenable situation that was difficult to get out of.”

Feb
18
2015

Epicene

Epicene adj. Having characteristics of both sexes or no characteristics of either sex; of indeterminate sex. “Clothing fashions are becoming increasingly epicene.”

Feb
17
2015

Boorish

Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.”

Feb
16
2015

Bolshie

Bolshie; Bolshiness adj. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or left-wing. Deliberately combative or uncooperative: “The driver maintained a bolshie attitude before his arrest.”

Feb
15
2015

Mellifluous

Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”