collage \kuh-LAZH\ (noun) - A form of art where various disparate objects are assembled together.
"Troy would usually start his epic canvases by assembling a collage of disturbing imagery which he would transfer down ...Read More
McGuffin \muh-GUF-in\ (noun) - A device that helps propel the plot in a story but is of little importance in itself.
"The book's problem seems to be that the main thrust of the plot features a McGuffin so gnarled and ...Read More
nisi \NY-sy, NEE-see\ (adjective) - Not yet final, taking effect at a later date unless invalidated by a certain cause.
"Albert was interested to read that his ex-wife's latest divorce was granted decree nisi as of the ...Read More
pompadour \POM-puh-dor\ (noun) - A hairstyle where the hair at the front is brushed up into a mound or a roll, above the forehead. Also known as quiff.
"Impressed with himself over his new pompadour which he felt made ...Read More
thersitical \thur-SIT-i-kuhl\ (adjective) - Foulmouthed; scurrilous.
"The self-described beneficiaries of most of this I.Q. increase, Princeton's 'Smart Fans,' have railed at season's end against thersitical cheers and ...Read More
coda /KO-duh/ (noun) - 1 : The concluding passage of a piece of music, usually independent of the essential parts, added to bring it to a satisfactory close. 2 : An additional section at the end of a piece of ...Read More