fulsome \FUL-sum\ (adjective) - 1 : Offensive to the taste or sensibilities. 2 : Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
"Long the art critic for the school's newspaper, Leon was a ...Read More
gainsay \gayn-SAY; GAYN-say\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To deny or dispute; to declare false or invalid. 2 : To oppose; to contradict.
"Owing to the company's cynical policy of inaction, suppression and hoping the problem ...Read More
inveterate \in-VET-uhr-it\ (adjective) - 1 : Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing. 2 : Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual.
"Normally an invterate drinker of Scotch, ...Read More
fop \FOP\ (noun) - A man who is overly concerned with or vain about his dress and appearance; a dandy.
"Churchill was a walking example of the fine line that often lies between being a sharp dresser and an out-and-out fop...Read More
sinecure \SY-nih-kyur; SIN-ih-\ (noun) - An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.
"With layoffs looming due to an alleged decrease in attendance, Ronald was ...Read More
frisson \free-SOHN\ (noun) - A moment of intense excitement; a shudder; an emotional thrill.
"While Carol loved the frisson of watching movies where hapless ladies became victims through no fault of their own, she hated ...Read More