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||gainsay||to declare to be untrue or invalid. CONTRADICT, OPPOSE|
|2||simulacrum||an image or representation of someone or something|
|3||deracinate||UPROOT; to remove or separate the cultural or ethnic influences from|
|4||verklempt||overcome with emotion|
|5||precipitously||hastily and without careful consideration|
|6||panopticon||a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed.|
|7||subsidence||the gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land|
|8||nonpareil||having no equal|
|9||obloquy||strong public criticism or verbal abuse|
|10||fulsome||characterized by abundance; generous in amount, extent, or spirit|
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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.