alible

adjective: Nutritious; nourishing.

panopticon

noun: 1. A circular prison with a watchtower in the center so that any inmate can be observed from a single point. …

gulag

noun: 1. The system of forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union. 2. Any prison or forced labor camp, especially one …

big fish

noun: An important person or entity.

weasel

noun: 1. Any of various small slender carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela. 2. A sneaky, cunning person. verb intr.: 1. To …

eager beaver

noun: One who is enthusiastic and hard-working, sometimes to the point of being overzealous.

reptilian

adjective: 1. Contemptible. 2. Treacherous. 3. Like a reptile.

nothingburger

noun: Someone or something that turns out to be inconsequential.

cold turkey

noun: 1. An abrupt and complete withdrawal, especially from an addiction. 2. A frank and direct expression of views. adjective: Abrupt and …

gravy train

noun: A situation offering a lot of money or benefits for little work.

tzimmes

noun: 1. Fuss; confusion. 2. A stew of fruits and vegetables, and sometimes meat.

yesterweek

noun: Last week. adverb: During last week.

diegetic

adjective: Happening inside a story.

ekphrasis

noun: A description of or commentary on a work of visual art.

theophoric

adjective: Having or derived from the name of a god.

heightism

noun: Discrimination based on height, especially the unfair treatment of people who are short.

Momus

noun: A carping critic.

epicure

noun: 1. A person with refined taste, especially in food or wine. 2. A person devoted to sensual pleasure.

thespian

noun: An actor. adjective: Relating to drama.