diktat \dik-TAHT\ (noun) - 1 : A harsh settlement unilaterally imposed on a defeated party. 2 : An authoritative decree or order.
"Management was fond of passing down diktats the actual intent of which was muddled or ...Read More
camarilla \kam-uh-RIL-uh; -REE-yuh\ (noun) - A group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.
"Few faulted the president for the problems during his tenure, instead choosing to blame the ...Read More
renascent \rih-NAS-uhnt\ (adjective) - Springing or rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
"After the failings and anger over the current administration, a renascent opposition movement waited to make the most of...Read More
pelf \PELF\ (noun) - Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
"A life-long con man, Jason was always just one big scam away from taking his pelf and retiring for good."
Pelf comes ...Read More
fettle \FET-l\ (noun) - A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase "in fine fettle."
"After the fallout of Mel's separation and divorce, he was surprised to find himself ...Read More
dubiety \doo-BY-uh-tee; dyoo-\ (noun) - 1 : The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical. 2 : A matter of doubt.
"Despite a lack of forensic evidence, dubiety among the police themselves and inaccuracies in ...Read More