tangential \tan-JEN-shuhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Only slightly relevant to the matter in hand; digressive; divergent. 2 : Merely touching. 3 : Mathematics: Of or pertaining to the nature of a tangent.
"Lucidly and ...Read More
quietus \kwy-EE-tuhs\ (noun) - 1 : A final stroke that settles something. 2 : Discharge from life; death. 3 : A release from a duty or debt.
"The irony was, as Lucinda saw it, that her family's curse would provide its ...Read More
tantalize \TAN-tuh-lyz\ (verb tr.) - To tease or torment by showing something desirable but keeping it out of reach.
"Jo e-mailed Katie back with some tantalizing snippets from her latest book featuring her school-aged...Read More
guttle \GUT-l\ (verb tr., intr.) - To eat voraciously; to devour greedily.
"Diana was wont to linger at the shop where she would read notices over the cash register while she waited for me to guttle my ice cream."
zany \ZAY-nee\ (adjective) - Amusingly strange, comical, or clownish.
"The annual variety show, designed for children in kindergarten through the sixth grade, is full of zany illusions, silly jokes, and features plenty ...Read More
garth \garth\ (noun) - A small yard surrounded by a cloister. Also known as cloister garth.
"While many found the sounds coming from the garth's brooks to be musical and enchanting, Neil felt that they were noisy and ...Read More