travail \truh-VAYL; TRAV-ayl\ (noun) - 1 : Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion. 2 : Agony; anguish. 3 : The labor of childbirth
(intransitive verb) - 1 : To work very hard; to toil. 2 : To suffer the pangs of...Read More
transmogrify \trans-MOG-ruh-fy\ (transitive verb) - To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
"Jennie suddenly felt suspicious; it wouldn't be Camille's fault, but grief ...Read More
aficionado \uh-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\ (noun) - An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
"He cautiously descended a dark, narrow stairway to a cool room with a smooth floor and every sort of treasure an art aficionado could imagine." ...Read More
billingsgate \BIL-ingz-gayt; -git\ (noun) - Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
"These are the people who make life a burthen to the tourist. Their tongues are never still. They talk forever and forever, and that...Read More
choleric \KOL-uh-rik; kuh-LAIR-ik\ (adjective) - 1 : Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered. 2 : Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
"My father says he is a bit choleric and it is better to...Read More
sedulous \SEJ-uh-luhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Diligent in application or pursuit; steadily industrious. 2 : Characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance.
"Eating and sleeping; hearing grave, sedulous men read ...Read More