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
crabwise \KRAB-wyz\ (adjective) - 1 : Sideways. 2 : In a cautious or roundabout manner.
"Always cautious and slow to move in new directions, Esther's company was moving crabwise towards modernity."
From the sideways ...Read More
gadfly \GAD-fly\ (noun) - 1 : One who persistently annoys. 2 : Any of the various types of flies that bite livestock.
"Despite his stern image, Frederic loved gossip and bawdy, silly jokes and became close friends with ...Read More
debridement \di-BREED-ment, day-\ (noun) - Surgical removal of dead, infected tissue or foreign matter from a wound.
"Albert looked upon the latest round of company downsizing less as cost-cutting layoffs so much as ...Read More
generic \juh-NEHR-ik\ (adjective) - 1 : Of or pertaining to a genus. 2 : Sold without a brand name. 3 : Relating to a whole group or class.
"In an effort to save money, Lois even started buying generic toilet paper that ...Read More