docent \DO-sehnt\ (noun) - In Eastern European universities, the equivalent of an associate professor. Elsewhere the word refers to a lecturer who is not a regular member of the faculty. Most recently the ...Read More
lackaday \LAEK-eh-dey\ (adverb) - An archaic interjection used to express disapproval or regret.
"We got James's grades in the mail this afternoon. Lackaday, but that boy is lackadaisical about his studies...Read More
prepone \pree-PON\ (verb) - To advance a date or appointment.
"We don't have any appointments for a later date; could we prepone your present appointment a week?"
Usage of this term seems to be rising in ...Read More
undervote \EHN-dehr-vot\ (noun) - A ballot missing one or more votes for specific offices that (usually) do not invalidate voting for other offices on the same ballot.
"In the election of 2000, the Gore ...Read More
eke \eek (verb) - To increase, supplement, to fill out; to barely gain even through hard work. ("Eke" is eke an archaic adverb meaning "also.")
"After dating her for seven years, Johnson could eke very...Read More
atrabilious \ae-treh-BI-li-ehs\ (adjective) - Peevishly gloomy; melancholic in the original sense of the word and exhibiting a proclivity for hypochondria.
"Don't waste your jokes on Jacobsen, as that ...Read More