iota \eye-OH-tuh\ (noun) - 1 : The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to the English i. 2 : A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a bit.
"A brilliant negotiator, James had not moderated his demands one ...Read More
inveigle \in-VAY-guhl; -VEE-\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice. 2 : To obtain by ingenuity or flattery.
"Once a soft touch for those who inveigled her into sparing them her change, ...Read More
redivivus \red-uh-VY-vuhs; -VEE-\ (adjective) - Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.
"'He can't be redivivus if he's never died,' Diotallevi said. 'Sure he's not Ahasuerus, the wandering Jew?'" -- ...Read More
tutelary \TOO-tuh-lair-ee; TYOO-\ (adjective) - Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, "tutelary goddesses."
"But there is a tutelary deity for misers, and by a ...Read More
virtu \vuhr-TOO; vir-\ (noun) - 1 : love of or taste for fine objects of art. 2 : Productions of art (especially fine antiques). 3 : Artistic quality.
'In the latter case, the new emblem held no personality or virtu until...Read More
quietus \kwy-EE-tuhs\ (noun) - 1 : A final stroke that settles something. 2 : Discharge from life; death. 3 : A release from a duty or debt.
"The irony was, as Lucinda saw it, that her family's curse would provide its ...Read More