claptrap \KLAEP-traep\ (noun) - Pretentious, insincere speech designed to gain applause; a trick or phrase designed to capture praise.
"Janice tried to extenuate her embezzlement with claptrap about motherhood and ...Read More
effervescent \ef-fehr-VES-ent\ (adjective) - Boiling, bubbling, bubbly; ebullient, exuberant.
"Courtenay's effervescent laughter can bring the dullest get-together to life in a few seconds."
From Latin effervescere ...Read More
boondocks \BUN-dahks\ (noun) - A remote, wild, unexplored region; rural, isolated area.
"You should move to the city; you will never find yourself a husband living out there in the boondocks."
Borrowed from Tagalog (...Read More
thalassic \theh-LAE-sik\ (adjective) - Pertaining to the sea; marine.
"We can dream thalassic dreams until the occasion for a thalassic respite from work presents itself."
The adjective "thalassic" goes ...Read More
docent \DO-sehnt\ (noun) - In Eastern European universities, the equivalent of an associate professor. Elsewhere the word refers to a lecturer who is not a regular member of the faculty. Most recently the ...Read More
lackaday \LAEK-eh-dey\ (adverb) - An archaic interjection used to express disapproval or regret.
"We got James's grades in the mail this afternoon. Lackaday, but that boy is lackadaisical about his studies...Read More