mephitic \muh-FIT-ik\ (adjective) - 1 : Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors. 2 : Poisonous; noxious.
"The mephitic stench from the bilge became overpowering." -- Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-...Read More
woebegone \WOE-bee-gon\ (adjective) - 1 : Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful. 2 : Being in a sorry condition; dismal-looking; dilapidated; run-down.
"When the lunch bell rang the woebegone ...Read More
patrician \puh-TRISH-un\ (noun) - 1 : A member of one of the original citizen families of ancient Rome. 2 : A person of high birth; a nobleman. 3 : A person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste.
(adjective) - 1 : Of ...Read More
idyll \EYE-dl\ (noun) - 1 : A simple descriptive work, either in poetry or prose, dealing with simple, rustic life; pastoral scenes; and the like. 2 : A narrative poem treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme. 3 : A ...Read More
succor \SUH-kuhr\ (noun) - 1 : Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress. 2 : The person or thing that brings relief.
(transitive verb) - To help or ...Read More
digerati \dij-uh-RAH-tee\ (plural noun) - Persons knowledgeable about computers and technology.
"With their seeming ability to bypass any computer security system with a few keystrokes, Jack and Freddie considered ...Read More