Unfamiliar words, places, and sundry other references get added to the list with a view toward richer cultural and conversational engagement.
|Recently Erased Ignorance|
|1||verklempt||overcome with emotion|
|2||precipitously||hastily and without careful consideration|
|3||panopticon||a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed.|
|4||subsidence||the gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land|
|5||nonpareil||having no equal|
|6||obloquy||strong public criticism or verbal abuse|
|7||fulsome||characterized by abundance; generous in amount, extent, or spirit|
|8||acidly||something incisive, biting, or sarcastic|
|9||louche||disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way|
|10||ducal||of or relating to a duke or dukedom|
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Definitions appearing on this page are generally either verbatim or derived from Merriam-Webster's College Dictionary, Tenth Edition, 1999 or its online counterpart.