threnody /THREN-uh-dee/ (noun) - A song of lamentation for the dead.
"In his latest novel, the author tied several elements together in what amounts to a threnody of grief for the American dream."
From Greek threnoidia...Read More
lief \leef\ (adverb) - Willingly; gladly; readily. (adjective) 1 : Dear, beloved. 2 : Willing.
"Given a choice, Katherine indicated that she'd as lief be killed by an atom bomb as by a hand grenade or a flame thrower."...Read More
sitophobia \sy-tuh-FO-bee-uh\ (noun) - Morbid aversion to food.
"While lowering her little girl's weight was important, June was concerned about putting her on a diet as it could place her in danger of contracting ...Read More
elevenses \i-LEV-uhn-ziz\ (noun) - A midmorning break for refreshments taken between breakfast and lunch, usually around 11am.
"And if you really must stay for a bite of lunch after you've finished off your elevenses, ...Read More
nonplus \non-PLUS, NON-plus\ (verb tr.) - To put at a loss for what to do, think, or say; perplex. (noun) 0 -A state of perplexity or bewilderment.
"The Native-American Navajo Code Talkers used a code created with their ...Read More
collage \kuh-LAZH\ (noun) - A form of art where various disparate objects are assembled together.
"Troy would usually start his epic canvases by assembling a collage of disturbing imagery which he would transfer down ...Read More