termagant \TUR-muh-guhnt\ (noun) - A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.
(adjective) - Overbearing; shrewish; scolding.
"For you are the witch Magrit, the horrid harridan, the repulsive termagant, the ...Read More
contradistinction \kon-truh-dis-TINK-shuhn\ (noun) - Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."
"The balloon, for the twenty-two days of its existence, offered the possibility, in its ...Read More
palimpsest \PAL-imp-sest\ (noun) - 1 : A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible. 2 : An object or place ...Read More
constitutional \kon-stih-TOO-shuhn-uhl; -TYOO-\ (noun) - A walk taken for one's health.
"A wise physician does not simply give a tonic for a diseased limb, or a high fever; the patient might be dead before the ...Read More
acrid \AK-rid\ (adjective) - 1 : Sharp and harsh, or bitter to the taste or smell; pungent. 2 : Caustic in language or tone; bitter.
"It sizzled and sparked, and sent its acrid odor up everyone's nostrils; Jennifer ...Read More
inveigh \in-VAY\ (intransitive verb) - To rail (against some person or thing); to protest strongly or attack with harsh and bitter language -- usually with "against."
"I could inveigh against someone who denied his ...Read More