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Æ s Æsc
A b Abcissa
Abjad
c Acicular
d Adit
Adnate
Adumbration
g Ague
l Aliquot
n Ansa
Anta
Anthropocene
q Aquafaba
r Aril
s Asyndeton
t Attar
v Avulsion
x Axil
B a Balayage
Baldric
Ballon
Bawd
o Bord
Bort
C a Carminative
e Ceil
h Chandler
Chary
Choropleth
o Coasteering
Col
Colophon
Couloir
Copula
Corm
Cox
r Cresset
t Ctene
D a Daven
e Decussate
Demurrage
Dendrogram
i Diesis
Dingbat
E c Eclogue
m Emulous
n Engastration
Entheogen
x Exotropia
F a Faradize
e Fettle
o Foeder
Foy
u Funicular
Furbelow
G a Gadroon
Garniture
Gavage
e Geodesy
r Graticule
Graupel
Greek
Grosgrain
H a Haline
Handsel
o Hod
y Hyponym
I n Idempotent
s Isarithm
Isodomon
J a Jabot
Jacquerie
e Jeremiad
K e Kex
i Kickshaw
L a Lachrymal
e Lemel
Lentic
Lenticular
o Lotic
M a Mahout
Marmoreal
Matutinal
e Menhir
u Mungo
N e Nekton
o Nostrum
O c Ocellus
d Oda
g Ogee
l Oleaginous
p Optocoupler
s Ossicone
v Overleaf
P a Palapa
Parvenu
Pawl
h Phreatic
Phyletic
o Polder
Polysemous
t Pteric
u Purfle
Q u Quango
Quincunx
Quinsy
R a Rax
e Recto
i Ria
Rime
u Rusk
S a Saturnine
e Selfheal
Sere
Sessile
m Smallholding
n Snath
p Splenetic
r Sri
t Stile
Stretorous
w Swager
Swamper
T a Taka
Tabac
e Teg
Telson
h Thane
Theodolite
y Tyg
U l Ulu
n Unicameral
Unlimber
r Uraeus
V e Vega
Vermeil
Versal
Verso
W h Wheeple
Whid
X e Xenomancy
Y a Yarak
Z i Zill
Zizz
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↨Word ↨Class ↨Definition ↨Etymology ↨Source ↨Date
Matutinal
adj.
Of, or occuring in the morning matutinus (Latin) early The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse 2019.07.26
Chary
adj.
Cautiously or suspiciously reluctant cearig (Old Englush) sorrowful, anxious The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse 2019.07.26
Rusk
n.
A light, dry biscuit or piece of twice-baked bread rosca (Portuguese) twist, coil, roll of bread The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse 2019.07.25
Hyponym
n.
A word of more specific meaning than a general or superordinate term applicable to it hypo- + -onym (Greek) under +‎ name; word Learning about jabłko 2019.07.08
Axil
n.
The upper angle between a leaf stalk or branch and the stem or trunk from which it grows axilla (Latin) armpit Wordiest 2019.06.28
Ballon
n.
The quality of a jump by which a ballet dancer appears to pause in midair ballon (French) Wordiest 2019.06.24
Ria
n.
A long, narrow inlet formed by the partial submergence of a river valley ria (Latin) estuary Wordiest 2019.06.08
Theodolite
n.
A surveying instrument, consisting of a small mounted telescope, used to measure horizontal and vertical angles theodolitus (Latin) Lookin' at the Android SDK logo 2019.06.05
Demurrage
n.
A charge payable to the owner of a chartered ship in respect of failure to load or discharge the ship within the time agreed demorari (Latin) to tarry Out of the Crisis, W. Edwards Deming 2019.06.03
Parvenu
n.
A person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity parvenu (French) arrived Gosford Park (2001) 2019.05.28
Abjad
n.
A type of writing system where each symbol or glyph stands for a consonant, leaving the reader to supply the appropriate vowel. abjad (Arabic) Wordiest 2019.05.12
Coasteering
n.
The sport of exploring a rocky coastline by climbing, jumping and swimming coast + mountaineering (English) You vs. Wild 2019.05.07
Couloir
n.
A steep, narrow gully on a mountainside couler (French) to move You vs. Wild 2019.05.06
Zill
n.
Finger cymbals zil (Turkish) Wordiest 2019.04.26
Nostrum
n.
A medicine, especially one that is not considered effective, prepared by an unqualified person noster (Latin) our The New Economics, W. Edwards Deming 2019.04.21
Tabac
n.
(in French-speaking regions) a tobacconist's shop tobbacco (French) Good Morning, Midnight, Jean Rhys 2019.04.18
Teg
n.
A sheep in its second year tacka (Swedish) ewe Wordiest 2019.04.16
Faradize
v.
To stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced alternating electric current Michael Faraday (English) Wordiest 2019.04.04
Cox
v.
To act as coxswain (helmsman) of a boat cock + swain (Middle English) boat + servant Wordiest 2019.03.25
Acicular
adj.
Needle-shaped acus (Latin) needle Learnin' about rutile 2019.03.16
Vermeil
n.
Gilded silver or bronze Vermillion (English) Mejuri.com 2019.03.07
Adit
n.
A horizontal passage leading into a mine for the purposes of access or drainage Aditus (Latin) approach Wordiest 2019.02.27
Ossicone
n.
Horn- or antler-like protuberances on the heads of giraffes, male okapis, and their extinct relatives Os (Latin) bone Boneclones.com 2019.02.21
Ague
n.
Malaria, or some other illness involving fever and shivering acuta febris (medieval Latin) acute fever The Dwarf, Pär Lagerkvist 2019.02.14
Jeremiad
n.
A long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes jérémiade (French) with reference to the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the Old Testament The Dwarf, Pär Lagerkvist 2019.02.14
Baldric
n.
A belt for a sword worn over one shoulder and reaching down to the opposite hip balteus (Latin) belt The Dwarf, Pär Lagerkvist 2019.02.09
Foeder
n.
An oversized barrel set on end used for long-term fermentation (Dutch) Bob's (the culutural hub of the Midwest) 2019.02.09
Balayage
n.
A technique for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on to create a graduated, natural-looking effect balayer (French) to sweep PENZONE Salon + Spa 2019.01.26
Swamper
n.
An assistant who helps with day to day tasks but is not the main operator of the equipment; a person who clears a road for lumberers in a forest or swamp swamp + er (English) Google 2019.01.24
Ctene
n.
A locomotor organ consisting of a row of strong cilia whose bases are fused kteís (Greek) comb Rhymezone.com 2019.01.19
Saturnine
adj.
Gloomy, dark in coloring, moody or mysterious Saturninus (Latin) Of Saturn ??? 2019.01.19
Menhir
n.
An upright monumental stone standing either alone or with others men + hir (Breton) stone + long Learnin' about big rocks 2019.01.15
Avulsion
n.
A forcible separation or detachment, such as a tearing away of a body part accidentally or surgically vallere (Latin) pluck Ensorings.com 2019.01.14
Ogee
adj.
Having a double continuous S-shaped curve ogive (late Middle English, from French, of unknown origin) a pointed or Gothic arch Wordiest 2019.01.12
Grosgrain
n.
A heavy, ribben fabric, usually silk or rayon gros grain (French) coarse grain Boucheron.com 2019.01.10
Daven
v.
To recite the prescribed prayers in a Jewish liturgy (Yiddish) Wordiest 2019.01.08
Gadroon
n.
A decorative edging on metal or wood formed by parallel rounded strips, like inverted fluting goder (French) to pucker Boucheron.com 2019.01.05
Isodomon
n.
Masonry having blocks of equal length and thickness laid in courses so that each vertical joint of a course comes over the middle of a block just below is- + domos (Greek) course of masonry Internet Fun Fact 2019.01.02
Swager
n.
A tool for bending cold metal to a required shape souage (French) decorative groove Learnin' about fishing 2018.12.31
Mungo
n.
Cloth made from recycled woven or felted material (British English) Wordiest 2018.12.21
Quango
n.
Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation - an organisation to which a government has devolved power, but which is still partly controlled and/or financed by government bodies (British English) Wordiest 2018.12.13
Pawl
n.
A pivoted bar adapted to engage with the teeth of a ratchet wheel so as to prevent movement pal (Dutch) fixed Repairin' blinds 2018.12.05
Smallholding
n.
An agricultural holding smaller than a farm small + holding (British English) Big Dreams, Small Spaces, Monty Don 2018.11.29
Phyletic
adj.
Relating to, or denoting the evolutionary development of a species or other group phuletikos (Greek) of one's tribe The Elements of Graphing Data, William S. Cleveland 2018.11.23
Aquafaba
n.
The water in which legume seeds, such as chickpeas, have been cooked aqua + faba (Latin) water + bean The Great British Bake Off, Andy Devonshire 2018.11.20
Aliquot
n.
A portion of a larger whole, especially a sample taken for chemical analysis or other treatment alius + quot (Latin) one of two + how many The Elements of Graphing Data, William S. Cleveland 2018.11.14
Splenetic
adj.
Bad-tempered, spiteful; relating to the spleen splēn (Greek) spleen Thesaurus.com 2018.11.02
Telson
n.
The last segment in the abdomen, or a terminal appendage to it, in crustaceans, chelicerates, and embryonic insects (Greek) limit Gettin spicy at Red Lobster 2018.10.27
Handsel
n.
A gift given at the start of some enterprise or new situation, meant to ensure good luck handselen (Old English) giving into a person's hands Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke 2018.10.22
Engastration
n.
a cooking technique in which the cook stuffs one animal into another animal gastḗr (Greek) stomach Lords and Ladles, Maurice Linnane 2018.10.15
Kickshaw
n.
A fancy but insubstantial cooked dish, especially one of foreign origin; a trinket quelque chose (French) something Lords and Ladles, Maurice Linnane 2018.10.12
Gavage
v.
To feed by means of a tube passed into the stomach gaver (French) to stuff or cram The Elements of Graphing Data, William S. Cleveland 2018.10.07
Funicular
adj.
Relating to a rope or its tension funis (Latin) rope Ken Jennings 2018.10.01
Graticule
n.
A grid of horizontal and vertical lines crāticula (Latin) grill, grating, griddle EEVblog 2018.09.17
Optocoupler
n.
A device containing light-emitting and light-sensitive components, used to couple isolated circuits optikós (Greek) of seeing + coupler Arduino Projects Book 2018.09.13
Palapa
n.
An open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves (Mexican Spanish) Bachelor In Paradise 2018.09.05
Uraeus
(plural: uraei)
n.
A representation of a sacred serpent as an emblem of supreme power ouraios (Greek) cobra Columbus Scrabble Meetup 2018.08.28
Bawd
n.
A woman in charge of a brothel baud (Old French) bold, lively, jolly Harlots, Alison Newman and Moira Buffini 2018.08.10
Phreatic
adj.
Of or pertaining to ground water phréar (Greek) well, spring Star Trek Discovery 2018.07.22
Polder
n.
A piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river polre (Middle Dutch) The Truthful Art, Alberto Cairo 2018.07.18
Exotropia
n.
A form of strabismus in which the eyes are deviated outward trópos (Greek) a turn A fancy doctor 2018.07.04
Dendrogram
n.
A tree diagram, especially one showing taxonomic relationships dendro + gramma (Greek) tree + drawing Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps Jacques Bertin 2018.06.24
Geodesy
n.
The branch of mathematics concerned with the shape and area of the earth gē + daiein (Greek) earth + to divide Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps Jacques Bertin 2018.06.19
Ocellus
n.
A small eye of an insect or other arthropod that has only one lens, typically present in one or more pairs Oculus (Latin) little eye Learnin' about bees 2018.06.15
Isarithm
n.
A line on a map, chart or graph that links points having the same value arithmos (Greek) number Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps Jacques Bertin 2018.06.11
Diesis
n.
The ‡ (double dagger) symbol dia + ienai (Greek) through + send Google 2018.06.04
Choropleth
n.
A thematic map in which the distribution of a property is shown using different colors khṓra + plêthos (Ancient Greek) location + a great number d3.js 2018.06.03
Abcissa
n.
The x-coordinate of a point (Latin) cutoff The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward Tufte 2018.05.19
Overleaf
adv.
On the other side of the page over + leaf The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst 2018.05.12
Æsc
n.
The Æ or æ grapheme (Old English) ash tree The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst 2018.04.28
Unicameral
n.
Of a script or typeface: making no distinction between upper and lower case, but rather having only one case camera (Latin) chamber The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst 2018.04.27
Aril
n.
An extra seed-covering, typically colored, and hairy or fleshy arilli (Latin) dried grape stones Eatin' pomegranates 2018.04.21
Greek
v.
To display nonsense text or graphics in a document as a placeholder to create a dummy layout, or to demonstrate a type font Greek (English) unintelligible speech or text Adobe InDesign 2018.04.21
Verso
n.
The left-hand page of an open book versus (Latin) turned, changed The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst 2018.04.19
Recto
n.
The right-hand page of an open book rectus (Latin) correct, right The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst 2018.04.19
Lachrymal
adj.
Of or relating to tears lacrima (Latin) tear The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst 2018.04.18
Adnate
adj.
Growing with one side adherent to a stem adnatus (Latin) born or growing at or upon The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst 2018.04.17
Versal
n.
A large embellished letter at the beginning of a verse, manuscript , etc. universalis (Latin) universal Thinking with Type, Ellen Lupton 2018.04.15
Bord
n.
A coalface parallel to natural fissures bord (Old English) plank, table Looking at anagrams 2018.04.14
Frank
v.
To facilitate or pay the passage of something or someone francus (Medieval Latin) free Die Neue Typographie, Jan Tschichold 2018.04.08
Adumbration
n.
A faint sketch, an outline, a brief representation umbra (Latin) shadow The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.04.06
Marmoreal
adj.
Of, or like marble marmor (Latin) marble The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.03.29
Sere
adj.
Dry and withered sōrēn (German) to wither The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.03.27
Cresset
n.
A metal container of oil, grease, wood, or coal burned as a torch and typically mounted on a pole craisse (Old French) variant of graisse, oil, grease The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.03.26
Hod
n.
A trough with a pole handle that is borne on the shoulder, for carrying building materials hot (Old English) a basket for carrying earth The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.03.25
Nekton
n.
The collection of aquatic organisms that can swim freely and are independent of currents nektos (Greek) swimming phrontistery.info 2018.03.23
Chandler
n.
A dealer in supplies and equipment for ships and boats chandelier (Old French) from chandelle, ‘candle’ The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.03.16
Kex
n.
A dry, hollow plant stem (British English) phrontistery.info 2018.03.09
Vega
n.
A tract of fertile meadowland (Spanish) phrontistery.info 2018.03.08
Furbelow
v.
To adorn with pleated or gathered material Falbala (French) trimming, flounce The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.03.07
Xenomancy
n.
Divination using strangers xeno- (Greek) strange, foreign, stranger phrontistery.info 2018.03.06
Mahout
n.
An elephant rider, trainer, or keeper mahāvat (Hindi) phrontistery.info 2018.03.04
Zizz
n.
A short sleep (British English) phrontistery.info 2018.03.03
Yarak
adj.
(of a trained hawk) Fit and in proper condition for hunting yārakī (Persian) strength, ability Looking for Y words, phrontistery.info 2018.03.02
Sri
n.
A title of respect used before the name of a man, god, or sacred book śrī (Sanskrit) beauty, fortune. Alphabear 2018.03.01
Wheeple
v.
To give forth a prolonged whistle or cry (British English) Alphabear 2018.02.27
Idempotent
adj.
Describing an action which, when performed multiple times on the same subject, has no further effect on its subject after the first time it is performed idem (Latin) same +‎ potent, having power Kalzumeus 2018.02.24
Graupel
n.
Precipitation that forms when supercooled water droplets are collected and freeze on falling snowflakes, forming 2–5 mm balls of rime graupel (German) National Weather Service Portland Twitter 2018.02.23
Ulu
n.
An Eskimo woman's knife, resembling a food chopper, with a crescent-shaped blade ulu (Inuit) Alphabear 2018.02.23
Foy
n.
A farewell feast, drink or gift fooi (Dutch) feast at the end of the harvest Alphabear 2018.02.20
Eclogue
n.
A pastoral poem, often in the form of a shepherd's monologue or a dialogue between shepherds eklogḗ (Ancient Greek) selection Seattle Art Museum 2018.02.19
Garniture
n.
A set of decorative objects, esp. vases garnir (French) to garnish Seattle Art Museum 2018.02.18
Asyndeton
n.
The omission or absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence asundetos (Greek) unconnected Wikipedia 2018.02.16
Rax
v.
To stretch, stretch out, to reach out, reach or attain to, to extend the hand to, hand or pass something raxen, rasken (Middle English) to stretch oneself Alphabear 2018.02.14
Carminative
n.
A substance that relieves gastrointestinal gas carminare (Latin) to card, hence to cleanse, from carmen, a card for freeing wool or flax, or carminat-, healed by incantation Learnin' about lentils 2018.02.13
Anta
n.
A pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination anta (Latin) square pilaster Alphabear 2018.02.12
Rime
v.
To cover (an object) with hoarfrost hrīmaz, hrīmą (Proto-Germanic) hoarfrost The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.02.10
Corm
n.
A short, vertical, swollen underground stem of a plant that serves as a storage organ κορμός (Greek) tree trunk Alphabear 2018.02.08
Whid
v.
To move nimbly and with little noise, usually of small game hviða (Old Norse) gust of wind Alphabear 2018.02.05
Oda
n.
A room within a harem oda (Turkish) Alphabear 2018.02.03
Thane
n.
A rank of nobility in pre-Norman England, roughly equivalent to baron thegen (Old English) servant, soldier Alphabear 2018.02.01
Tyg
n.
A large English pottery mug with three or more handles dividing the rim into sections for several drinkers tygh (Swedish) things, gear, equipment [unconfirmed by primary source] Alphabear 2018.01.31
Entheogen
n.
A psychoactive substance that induces a spiritual experience entheos (Greek) full of god, inspired, possessed Portland PEERS Group 2018.01.27
Haline
adj.
Salty; of or relating to the degree of saltiness halas (Greek) salt Search for words that start with halo- 2018.01.27
Emulous
adj.
Motivated by a spirit of rivalry aemulus (Latin) rival The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.01.26
Stretorous
adj.
(of breathing) Noisy and labored stertere (Latin) to snore The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.01.25
Quinsy
n.
A suppurative inflammation of the tonsils kynanchē (Greek) from kyn-, kyōn dog + anchein, to strangle Branch from 'Selfheal' 2018.01.24
Selfheal
n.
A purple-flowered plant of the mint family that was formerly widely used for healing wounds self + heal (English) Wordiest 2018.01.23
Stile
n.
An arrangement of steps that allows people, but not animals, to climb over a fence or wall stigilō (Germanic root) Device for climbing The Waves, Virginia Woolfe 2018.01.22
Oleaginous
adj.
Rich, oily; obsequious oleum (Latin) oil The Waves, Wirginia Woolfe 2018.01.21
Jabot
n.
An ornamental frill or ruffle on the front of a shirt or blouse jabot (French) a bird's crop Internet Anagram Server 2018.01.20
Dingbat
n.
A printer's ornament other than a letter or number ding (English) to beat; deal a heavy blow Webding research 2018.01.17
Col
n.
The lowest point between two mountain peaks col (French) neck Wordiest 2018.01.16
Ansa
n.
The most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from distance ansa (Latin) handle Wordiest 2018.01.11
Quincunx
n.
An arrangement of five objects in the shape of a cross quīnque (Latin) five Brain 2018.01.11
Snath
n.
The shaft of a scythe snede (Middle English) the shaft of handle of a scythe Learnin' about swords n' stuff 2018.01.07
Attar
n.
An essential oil derived from botanical sources atir (Arabic) perfume JR, William Gaddis 2018.01.07
Jacquerie
n.
A peasant uprising or revolt jacques (French) peasant Wordiest 2017.12.16
Ceil
v.
To finish a surface or ceiling with plaster or wood ciel (French) sky, heaven Wordiest 2017.12.08
Lotic
adj.
Situated in rapidly moving fresh water lotus (Latin) washing Follows from lentic 2017.11.23
Lentic
adj.
Situated in still, fresh water lentus (Latin) calm, slow Follows from lenticular 2017.11.23
Lenticular
adj.
Lentil-shaped, biconvex lenticularis (Latin) lentil-shaped Brain 2017.11.22
Sessile
adj.
(of an organism) Fixed in one place; immobile sessilis (Latin) of or fit for sitting Zak Smith 2017.11.21
Polysemous
adj.
Having multiple meanings or interpretations polúsēmos (Ancient Greek) from polús, many + sēmaínō, I signify, mean Wikipedia 2017.11.11
Copula
n.
A word used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate copula (Latin) connection, linking of words Wordiest 2017.11.10
Purfle
v.
To ornament the border or edges of porfiler (Old French) from (Latin) pro- + filum (thread) Guitar forums 2017.11.05
Fettle
v.
To trim or clean the rough edges of before firing fetlen (Middle English), to shape, prepare Friend of the Show, KM 2017.11.03
Anthropocene
n.
The present age, the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on the climate and environment anthrōpos (Greek) human being Internet Bio 2017.10.29
Decussate
v.
To cross or intersect in the form of an "x" dēcussō (Latin) arrange crosswise or mark with a cross Wikipedia.org 2017.10.27
Colophon
n.
A publisher's emblm or imprint kolophōn (Greek) summit Thesaurus.com 2017.10.26
Unlimber
v.
To unpack or unfasten and so make ready (English) to free (a gun) from its limber JR, William Gaddis 2017.10.25
Taka
(৳ or Tk)
n.
The basic monetary unit of Bangladesh, equal to 100 poisha ṭākā (Bengali) Bengali interpreter, ZD 2017.10.22
Pteric
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling a wing pteron (Greek) wing, feather Wordiest 2017.10.20
Lemel
n.
Metal filings limer (French) to file Andrew Berry, goldsmith 2017.10.17
Bort
n.
A low-quality diamond used for industrial and manufacturing purposes brot (Old English) fragment Wordiest 2017.10.17