Word of the Week #1

28 11 2006

A word a day is getting boring… so I’m moving it to a weekly fixture…

nebbish n. a weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.





Word of the Day #12

27 11 2006

bombinate vb. to buzz; to hum; to drone.





Word of the Day #11

26 11 2006

callow adj.  immature; lacking adult perception, experience, or judgment.





Word of the Day #10

24 11 2006

huckster n. person using aggressive methods of selling





Word of the Day #9

23 11 2006

bumptious a. self-assertive, offensively-conceited

This word is so British. So someone is a little self-confident? Surely that’s good, yes? Oh no. They are offensive. This cracks me up. Also, love the word itself!





Word of the Day #8

22 11 2006

slattern n. slovernly woman

What, moi?





Word of the Day #7

21 11 2006

roister v. make merry noisily or boisterously.

I love this for the definition.  Make merry?  How quaint is that?!