autodidact \aw-toh-DY-dakt\ (noun) - One who is self-taught.
"It was the abstract, acidulous work of an autodidact who had previously made a series of unusual contributions to various marginal and rarefied branches of ...Read More
spoony \SPOO-nee\ (adjective) - 1 : Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental. 2 : Foolishly or sentimentally in love.
"They were real spoony on me, but I wasn't spoony on them one bit, Eliza, at least, not in my heart, ...Read More
temerity \tuh-MER-uh-tee\ (noun) - Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
"Then, he had the temerity, the ivory-tower temerity, if I may be so bold, as to suggest that there are younger, and less well-...Read More
rapine \RAP-in\ (noun) - The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of another's property by force.
"Let us look again upon mankind: interest is stull the ruling motive, and the world is yet full of fraud and ...Read More
pablum \PAB-luhm\ (noun) - Something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.
"But even to her, the words sounded condescending, the kind of adult pablum he'd been forced to eat a hundred times." -- ...Read More
turgid \TUR-jid\ (adjective) - 1 : Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb." 2 : Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."
"Here and there among the turgid muddle, out of...Read More