chortle \CHOR-tl\ (transitive and intransitive verb) - To utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
(noun) - A snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
"Kip punctuated each of his sarcastic remarks with ...Read More
pastiche \pas-TEESH; pahs-\ (noun) - 1 : A work of art that imitates the style of some previous work. 2 : A musical, literary, or artistic composition consisting of selections from various works. 3 : A hodgepodge; an ...Read More
supplant \suh-PLANT\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To take the place of (another), especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics; as, a rival supplants another. 2 : To take the place of and serve as a substitute for.
coterminous \koh-TUR-muh-nuhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Having the same or coincident boundaries. 2 : Having the same scope, range of meaning, duration.
"As Ronald was fond of pointing out, in a democracy the interests of the ...Read More
palaver \puh-LAV-uhr; puh-LAH-vur\ (noun) - 1 : Idle talk 2 : Talk intended to beguile or deceive. 3 : A parley usually between persons of different backgrounds or cultures or levels of sophistication; a talk; hence, a ...Read More
gravid \GRAV-id\ (adjective) - Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
"Mel was about to ask the woman for help with the heavy lifting, that is, until he noticed her gravid belly and realized the error of ...Read More