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
tommyrot /TOM-ee-rot/ (noun) - Nonsense; foolishness.
"While most in the neighborhood were convinced that the old Clancy place was haunted, Bigby was quick to dismiss such notions as utter tommyrot."
From English ...Read More
resolute /REZ-uh-loot/ (adjective) - Determined; firm; unwavering.
"Government and the private sector must unite against the threat as firm, resolute and measured actions are required."
From Middle English, from Latin ...Read More