new words

March 15, 2019

Schadenfreude

scha·den·freu·de [ˈSHädənˌfroidə] NOUN pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. “a business that thrives on schadenfreude” · [more] synonyms: delight · pleasure · happiness · […]
March 21, 2019

Sanguine

san·guine
March 23, 2019

Penurious

pe·nu·ri·ous [pəˈn(y)o͝orēəs] ADJECTIVE formal extremely poor; poverty-stricken. “a penurious old tramp” synonyms: poor · as poor as a church mouse · poverty-stricken · destitute
April 14, 2019
Sinister

Sinister

early 15c., "prompted by malice or ill-will, intending to mislead," from Old French senestre, sinistre "contrary, false; unfavorable; to the left" (14c.), from Latin sinister "left, on the left side" (opposite of dexter), of uncertain origin.
April 14, 2019

Rue

rue [ro͞o] VERB bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen). “Ferguson will rue the day he turned down that offer” synonyms: regret · […]
April 17, 2019

Impetuous

im·pet·u·ous [imˈpeCH(o͞o)əs] ADJECTIVE acting or done quickly and without thought or care. “her friend was headstrong and impetuous” synonyms: impulsive · rash · hasty · overhasty […]
August 2, 2019

Apathetic

Apathetic [ap·a·thet·ic] adj.  1. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive. 2. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. “He seemed very apathetic about the company’s […]
August 6, 2019

Attrition

Attrition [at·tri·tion] n.  1. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death. 2. A gradual diminution in number or strength. “The company’s attrition rate […]
October 29, 2019

Requiescat

requiescat [ rek-wee-es-kaht, -kat ] noun a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead.