maudlin \MAWD-lin\ (adjective) - Tearfully or excessively sentimental.
"The movie's overly maudlin tone was at odds with the book it was adapted from, as the author hadn't felt the need to tug his readers heartstrings ...Read More
prescience \PREE-shuns; PREE-shee-uns; PRESH-uns; PRESH-ee-uns; PREE-see-uns; PRES-ee-uns\ (noun) - Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.
"Mel spent entirely too much time beating himself up over not ...Read More
banal \BAY-nul; buh-NALL; buh-NAHL (British)\ (adjective) - Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
"While many critics were raving that the new work was fresh and inspiring, Jack and his friends found it banal and ...Read More
taciturn \TAS-uh-turn\ (adjective) - Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
"A normally taciturn sort, Mike was surprisingly voluble that evening when the topic of public health care was brought up."
Taciturn comes ...Read More
approbation \ap-ruh-BAY-shuhn\ (noun) - 1 : The act of approving; formal or official approval. 2 : Praise; commendation.
"The candidate's speech struck a responsive chord among the crowd of well-wishers and won him much ...Read More
dishabille \dis-uh-BEEL\ (noun) - 1 : The state of being carelessly or partially dressed. 2 : Casual or lounging attire. 3 : An intentionally careless or casual manner.
"Marta's parents were utterly scandalized when they ...Read More