alpenglow \AL-puhn-gloh\ (noun) - A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
"I had seen light similar to this in Switzerland, where it was known as alpenglow. But this was no ordinary ...Read More
sacrosanct \SAK-roh-sankt\ (adjective) - Sacred or inviolable.
"The public's right to know is sacrosanct, and it is our sacrosanct duty as journalists to respect this right. Otherwise we could no longer proudly call ...Read More
tmesis \TMEE-sis\ (noun) - In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-...Read More
querulous \KWER-uh-luhs; -yuh\ (adjective) - 1 : Apt to find fault; habitually complaining. 2 : Expressing complaint; fretful; whining.
"For a younger man, he suddenly sounded like a querulous uncle. Or how she'd imagined...Read More
cynosure \SY-nuh-shoor; SIN-uh-shoor\ (noun) - 1 : Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction. 2 : That which serves to guide or direct. 3 : [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor,...Read More
paladin \PAL-uh-din\ (noun) - 1 : A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne. 2 : A champion of a cause.
"I did not want to be a paladin. My mother and father ...Read More