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||acidly||something incisive, biting, or sarcastic|
|2||louche||disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way|
|3||ducal||of or relating to a duke or dukedom|
|4||doge||the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa|
|5||eyrie||British spelling of AERIE: the nest of a bird (esp. bird of prey?) on a cliff or a mountaintop|
|6||purblind||having impaired or defective vision. from the adverb PURE 'utterly' + BLIND|
|7||rapine||POETIC/LITERARY the violent seizure of someone's property.|
|8||garrulous||excessively talkative, esp. on trivial matters|
|9||muzhik||a Russian peasant|
|10||effluvium||an unpleasant or harmful odor, secretion, or discharge|
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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.