miasma \my-AZ-muh; mee-\ (noun) - 1 : A vaporous exhalation (as of marshes or putrid matter) formerly thought to cause disease; broadly, a thick vaporous atmosphere or emanation. 2 : A harmful or corrupting atmosphere or ...Read More
hector \HEK-tur\ (noun) - A bully.
(transitive verb) - To intimidate or harass in a blustering way; to bully.
(intransitive verb) - To play the bully; to bluster.
"Mel's sales technique consisted of hectoring and ...Read More
discrete \dis-KREET\ (adjective) - 1 : Constituting a separate thing; distinct. 2 : Consisting of distinct or unconnected parts. 3 : (Mathematics) Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.
"Terry's ...Read More
exiguous \ig-ZIG-yoo-us\ (adjective) - Extremely scanty; meager.
"Janice worked as a waitress in an effort to supplement her exiguous income working at a big box retailer, although neither employer was sympathetic to the ...Read More
dudgeon \DUH-juhn\ (noun) - A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."
"Clarice had managed to work herself into a high dudgeon over the pet peeves and ...Read More
pule \PYOOL\ (intransitive verb) - To whimper; to whine.
"Darla's fretting and puling over her missing feline were such that she was banished to the furthest, most sound-proofed room in the domicile."
Pule is perhaps ...Read More