Unfamiliar words, places, and sundry other references get added to the list with a view toward richer cultural and conversational engagement.
|Recently Erased Ignorance|
|2||descant||a discourse on a theme or subject|
|3||lenity||synonym (usage appears archaic) for leniency|
|4||inveigle||gain entrance to (a place) by persuading (someone) with deception or flattery|
|5||crepuscular||that which is related to twilight|
|6||trammel||to catch as with a net, or confine|
|7||byre||a cow barn (British)|
|8||ouroboros||a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity.|
|9||gainsay||to declare to be untrue or invalid. CONTRADICT, OPPOSE|
|10||simulacrum||an image or representation of someone or 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.