adrenalize \a-DREEN-uh-lyz\ (verb) - To excite and stir to action.
"After his girlfriend, his latest 'true love,' dumped him, Frank watched his roommate's spirits sink so low that he was convinced that nothing would ...Read More
commiserate \kuh-MIZ-uh-rayt\ (verb tr.) - To feel or express sympathy or compassion for. (verb intr.) - To sympathize with.
"After both missed their weight goals for the sixth consecutive week, Mandy and Lois decided to ...Read More
ameliorate \a-MEL-yuh-rayt, uh-MEE-lee-\ (verb tr., intr.) - To make or grow better; to improve; also meliorate.
"After an extended hospital stay, the tedium, discomfort, and confinement of Susan's extended illness was ...Read More
resile \ri-ZYL\ (verb intr.) - 1 : To rebound or recoil. 2 : To shrink, withdraw, or retreat.
"Once the needless threats of financial destruction were taken off the table, both parties could finally engage in a meaningful...Read More
zugzwang \TSOOK-tsvahng\ (noun) - A position where one is forced to make an undesirable move.
"Alan's company suddenly found itself in zugzwang, where every move it made worsened its position against an invisible opponent...Read More
lollygag \LOL-ee-gag\ (verb intr.), also lallygag - 1 : To fool around, waste time, or spend time lazily. 2 : To neck.
"Bryan was wont to spend his days lollygagging around while surfing the Internet, accomplishing very...Read More