Unfamiliar words, places, and sundry other references get added to the list with a view toward richer cultural and conversational engagement.
|Recently Erased Ignorance|
|1||mellifluous||(of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear: the voice was mellifluous and smooth.|
|2||frisson||a sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear; a thrill|
|3||churlish||rude in a mean-spirited and surly way|
|5||descant||a discourse on a theme or subject|
|6||lenity||synonym (usage appears archaic) for leniency|
|7||inveigle||gain entrance to (a place) by persuading (someone) with deception or flattery|
|8||crepuscular||that which is related to twilight|
|9||trammel||to catch as with a net, or confine|
|10||byre||a cow barn (British)|
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Definitions appearing on this page are generally either verbatim or derived from Merriam-Webster's College Dictionary, Tenth Edition, 1999 or its online counterpart.