WORDS FOR THIS WEEK
Relating to or inhabiting the underworld.
Together they are portrayed as chthonic ringmasters, the Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé of contemptuous partisanship and thoroughgoing bad faith.
Show of skill or deceitful cleverness considered magical by observers
With a conjurer’s legerdemain, Swift slides Jack into the shadows and pushes Ronnie into the spotlight.
Something that occurs daily
So far, so fairy tale, but the story drifts back into the quotidian details of village life.
Devoid of intelligence
The choice for Howland thus becomes one between the vulnerability of the inmate and the brusque, fatuous bullying of the keeper.
A commotion or fuss caused by conflicting views
When conspiracy theorists claimed online that Obama planned to use a military training operation to declare martial law in Texas, Fox covered the kerfuffle mostly to dismiss or even mock it.
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DAILY VOCABULARY COLLECTION
given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking
shining forth brilliantly
arranged in alphabetical order
homey; cozy and unpretentious
of or relating to spring
difficult to understand; obscure
Ruled, governed by, or subject to the authority of God
something that passes everywhere or provides a universal means of passage
a series of interconnected or interdependent things or events
desirous of equaling or excelling
at great speed; rapidly
benefit or advantage
having been overused; unoriginal and trite
a leader, especially an assertive leader
Showing a strong desire for attention, approval, or publicity.
a lengthy, detailed explanation or account
to argue stubbornly about trifles
a flower stalk, supporting either a cluster or a solitary flower
extravagant boasting; boastful talk
an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country
the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class
to treat with arrogance
the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy
Love of, or emotional connection to, a particular place or physical environment
a hen's egg used for food
of or relating to fields or open country
to criticize harshly; castigate
to bungle; play clumsily
lack of knowledge; ignorance
resembling a stylus or pen
express one's feeling of petty annoyance.
English-speaking countries considered collectively (the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Ireland)