immanent \I-meh-nehnt\ (adjective) - 1 : Permanently in-dwelling, inherent. 2 : Mental, subjective, residing in the mind only. Antonym: transcendent "beyond human knowledge."
"Steven felt that he might be ...Read More
unique \yu-NEEK\ (adjective) - Sole, one of a kind, without equal or match.
"Going out with Mary Ellen to the county sausage-eating contest was an almost unique experience in my life."
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lacuna \leh-KU-neh\ (noun) - A cavity or hollow; a hiatus or gap left by a missing part.
"Every mention my friend Jason made of his political campaign last fall resulted in a lengthy lacuna in the ...Read More
snollygoster \SNA-li-gah-stehr\ (noun) - (Regional slang) An unscrupulous but shrewd person; a hob-goblin that preys on naughty boys, girls and poultry (sometimes called a "snallygaster").
"Horace hired ...Read More
meshuga \meh-SHU-geh\ (adjective) - (Affectionate) Crazy, nutty, absent-minded.
"You can't parachute from the roof with an umbrella! Where did you get a meshuga idea like that?!"
Yiddish "meshuge" from ...Read More
maven \MEY-vn\ (noun) - An expert or connoisseur; someone with profound knowledge of a subject.
"Hesh was the local maven of 60's era music, with an extensive record library and reference books."
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