lexicon \LEK-suh-kon\ (noun) plural lexicons or lexica \-kuh\ - 1 : A book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language with the definition of each; a dictionary. 2 : The vocabulary of a person, group,...Read More
slugabed \SLUHG-uh-bed\ (noun) - One who stays in bed until a late hour; a sluggard.
"Perhaps he would lie slugabed till the household had departed for the procession, then get up late. Creep around unobtrusively, lie in ...Read More
felicitous \fuh-LIS-uh-tuhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt. 2 : Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune.
""His wonderful cheerfulness, I suppose," said I, sneering with spleen, "...Read More
nostrum \NOS-truhm\ (noun) - 1. A medicine of secret composition and unproven or dubious effectiveness; a quack medicine. 2 : A usually questionable remedy or scheme; a cure-all.
"'He's carrying on his father's trade, for...Read More
abstemious \ab-STEE-mee-uhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent. 2 : Sparingly used or consumed; used with temperance or moderation. 3 : Marked by or spent in abstinence.
"Lucy had ...Read More
risible \RIZ-uh-buhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh. 2 : Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing. 3 : Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible...Read More