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||prepossession||a preconceived opinion; a prejudice|
|2||vitiate||1. To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil. 2. To corrupt morally; debase: synonym: corrupt.|
|3||recalcitrant||having an obstinately uncooperative attitude; see also: CONGRESS|
|4||oast||a kiln used for drying hops; like a chimney|
|5||lacuna||an unfilled space; gap|
|6||integument||natural covering in biology, such as skin, a husk, or shell|
|7||farrago||hodgepodge, mishmash, etc.|
|8||homunculus||a very small human or humanoid creature|
|9||wain||a wheeled cart pulled by a horse and used for carrying goods or people|
|10||apposite||apt in the circumstances or in relation to something|
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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.