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Word of the day for July 1
velleity n
  1. The lowest degree of desire or volition; a slight wish, with no effort obtain it
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Word of the day for July 2
Monégasque adj
  1. Pertaining to Monaco or the people of Monaco
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Word of the day for July 3
amenity n
  1. Pleasantness; the quality of being nice or agreeable.
  2. (chiefly in plural) An advantageous feature
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Word of the day for July 4
auteur n
  1. A creative artist, especially a film director, seen as having a specific, recognisable artistic vision, and who is seen as the single or preeminent ‘author’ of their works
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Word of the day for July 5
scare quote n
  1. (chiefly in plural) Each of a set of inverted commas or speech marks seen as expressing the author's distance from, or unwillingness to accept, the term enclosed
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Word of the day for July 6
thoroughfare n
  1. A public passage, path or road affording communication between two places; a main street or highway
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Word of the day for July 7
vortical adj
  1. Like a vortex
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Word of the day for July 8
moving spirit n
  1. Someone who provides significant impetus or guidance in a given venture, movement, enterprise etc
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Word of the day for July 9
mammothrept n
  1. A spoilt child
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Word of the day for July 10
interstitial adj
  1. Pertaining to or situated in an interstice; located or happening in an intervening space
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Word of the day for July 11
inhere v
  1. To be inherent; to be a permanent or essential part of something
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Word of the day for July 12
oeillade n
  1. A glance, especially an amorous one; an ogle
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Word of the day for July 13
bicameral adj
  1. (politics) Having two legislative chambers
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Word of the day for July 14
bastille n
  1. A castle tower; a reinforced tower; a small fortress.
  2. A prison
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Word of the day for July 15
volte-face n
  1. An about-turn, a U-turn.
  2. A complete reversal of attitude or opinion
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Word of the day for July 16
saccade n
  1. A sudden movement of the eyes from one point to another, either voluntary or involuntary
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Word of the day for July 17
tovarish n
  1. Comrade, especially with reference to the former USSR
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Word of the day for July 19
putrescible adj
  1. That can decay; capable of rotting
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Word of the day for July 20
Aristarch n
  1. A severe critic
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Word of the day for July 21
charlady n
  1. (chiefly archaic or historical) A woman whose professional occupation is to clean houses; a cleaning-lady
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Word of the day for July 22
contumely n
  1. Offensive language or behaviour; insult, scorn
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Word of the day for July 23
illation n
  1. The act of deducing; a deduction or inference
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Word of the day for July 24
mari complaisant n
  1. A husband who tolerates his wife's infidelity
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Word of the day for July 25
passing adv
  1. To a surpassing degree; extremely
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Word of the day for July 26
lethargy n
  1. A condition of extreme drowsiness or apathy
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Word of the day for July 27
captious adj
  1. Tending to find fault at any opportunity; prone to raising petty objections
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Word of the day for July 28
somnial adj
  1. Pertaining to dreams
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Word of the day for July 29
incontrovertibly adv
  1. In a way that cannot be denied or gainsaid
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Word of the day for July 30
gravid adj
  1. Pregnant (now especially of animals)
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Word of the day for July 31
orography n
  1. The scientific study of mountains, or the mountainous features of a given region
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