visage \VIZ-ij\ (noun) - 1 : The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face. 2 : Look; appearance; aspect.
"And then he put off his helm, and she saw his visage, she said, 'O...Read More
excoriate \ek-SKOR-ee-ayt\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To express strong disapproval of; to denounce. 2 : To tear or wear off the skin of.
"Most women would excoriate me for risking my baby's life this way. In another ...Read More
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