zany \ZAY-nee\ (adjective) - Amusingly strange, comical, or clownish.
"The annual variety show, designed for children in kindergarten through the sixth grade, is full of zany illusions, silly jokes, and features plenty ...Read More
garth \garth\ (noun) - A small yard surrounded by a cloister. Also known as cloister garth.
"While many found the sounds coming from the garth's brooks to be musical and enchanting, Neil felt that they were noisy and ...Read More
levin \LEV-in\ (noun) - Lightning; a bright light.
"Broad and frequent through the night
Flash'd the sheets of levin-light;"
Walter Scott; The Dance of Death; 1815.
From Middle English levene. ...Read More
ugsome \UG-suhm\ (adjective) - Dreadful, loathsome.
"With her too sweet tea, cloying manners, and stuffy living room, Jed felt that his grandmother was at times ugsome."
From Middle English, from uggen, from Old Norse...Read More
sciolist \SAI-uh-list\ (noun) - One who engages in pretentious display of superficial knowledge.
"Jason's ignorance of the progress which the marketing department had up to that time made was only equalled by his ...Read More
nonplus \non-PLUS, NON-plus\ (verb tr). - To put at a loss for what to do, think, or say; perplex.
"Ted's only knowledge of codes was the Navajo Code Talkers, the World War II Native American group who used their ...Read More