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Past Words of the Month

A selection of interesting text words including nouns, verbs and adjectives written in the English language, updated monthly.

Past Words of the Month

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Syncopate

verb. Displace the beats or accents in (music or a rhythm) so that strong beats become weak and vice versa - or shorten (a word) by dropping sounds or letters in the middle

Opulent

adjective. Ostentatiously costly and luxurious, or wealthy

Cynosure

noun. A person or thing that is the centre of attention or admiration

Ossify

verb. To convert into or cause to harden like bone; or to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.

Beatific

adjective. Feeling or expressing blissful happiness

Reinvigorate

verb. To give new energy or strength to

Resplendent

adjective. Attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous

Gunners

noun. A member of the armed forces who operates or specialises in guns, or a member of an aircraft crew who operates a gun, especially (formerly) in a gun turret on a bomber, or a person who hunts game with a gun

Infelicitous

adjective. Inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos: an infelicitous remark

Miscreant

noun. A person who has done something wrong or unlawful, a wrongdoer or an offender

Quenchless

adjective. Impossible to quench, incapable of being satisfied, insatiable

Enliven

verb. To make something (or someone) more interesting, entertaining, vivacious or appealing

Thermoneutrality

noun. The state of being neutral with regard to the effects of heat

Impignorate

verb. To pawn or mortgage something

Encomium

noun. A formal expression of high praise; eulogy: The word is from the Greek enkomion, "laudatory ode" or "panegyric."

Ornithology

noun. A branch of science that deals with the study of birds

Acquiesce

verb. To accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively; often used with in and sometimes with to

Carceral

adjective. Of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison

Lamprophony

noun. Loudness and clarity of voice

Dephlogisticate

verb. To make something fireproof.

Adimpleate

verb. To fill up - The new technique adimpleates the cans with milk through injection.

Absquatulate

verb. Go away, run off, abscond, beat a retreat, desert (Colloquial speech)

Ambler

noun. A horse or a person that ambles

Pithy

adjective. Concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen

Garrulity

noun. The quality of being wordy and talkative