onus \OH-nuhs\ (noun) - 1 : A burden; an obligation; a disagreeable necessity. 2 : a: A stigma. b: Blame. 3 : The burden of proof.
"The engineer was not as much fun to be with as he once was, and she thought that it might...Read More
bruit \BROOT\ (transitive verb) - To report; to noise abroad.
"You can come to me or refrain from doing so... provided that your distraction ceases hereafter. I ask only that you do not bruit this matter about, either way...Read More
virago \vuh-RAH-go; vuh-RAY-go\ (noun) - 1 : A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage. 2 : A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.
"For you are the witch Magrit, the ...Read More
mawkish \MOCK-ish\ (adjective) - 1 : Sickly or excessively sentimental. 2 : Insipid in taste; nauseous; disgusting.
"It was quickly done, without words of mawkish sentiment. But it was enough, a silent exchange of souls, ...Read More
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