legerdemain \lej-ur-duh-MAIN\ (noun) - 1 : Sleight of hand. 2 : A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.
"Frank and Ernst's legerdemain at the blackjack table and roulette wheel were the stuff of legend, earning...Read More
aesthete \ES-theet\ (noun) - One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
"Steve was an aesthete with a connoisseur's eye for anything designed with a modern twist or a contemporary bent."
flout \FLOWT\ (transitive verb) - To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
(intransitive verb) - To mock, to scoff.
(noun) - Mockery, scoffing.
"Franklin and Sheba were completely mystified by Frida's...Read More
bellwether \BEL-weth-uhr\ (noun) - A leader of a movement or activity; also, a leading indicator of future trends.
"Before the election in question, the state's proud citizens had fancied their state to be a sort of ...Read More
torpid \TOR-pid\ (adjective) - 1 : Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed. 2 : Dormant; hibernating or estivating. 3 : Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
"After careful observation Ralph came to ...Read More
sobriquet \SO-brih-kay; -ket; so-brih-KAY; -KET\ (noun) - A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.
"Due to an intellect seemingly encompassing the World Book and going well beyond, Jake had been lauded with the sobriquet ...Read More