pensive

adjective: Sadly thoughtful; wistful.

trumpery

noun: 1. Something showy but worthless. 2. Nonsense or rubbish. 3. Deceit; fraud; trickery.

bident

noun: A two-pronged instrument, weapon, implement, etc.

heterophemy

noun: The use of a word different from the one intended.

homeoteleuton

noun: A repetition of the same or similar endings in a sequence of words.

metonymy

noun: A figure of speech in which someone or something is referred to by the name of something associated. For example, the …

basilect

noun: The least prestigious variety of a language.

endonym

noun: A name used internally to refer to a place, people, language, etc. For example, Germany’s endonym is Deutschland, because that’s what …

Bigfoot

noun: A prominent person in a commanding position, especially a journalist. verb tr.: To dominate or to take control of a situation …

snark

noun: 1. A mysterious, imaginary animal. 2. Something or someone hard to track down; noun: A snide remark. verb intr.: To make …

gremlin

noun: A source of trouble, especially problems of technical nature.

bunyip

noun: An impostor. adjective: Counterfeit; phony.

unicorn

noun: 1. A mythical horse-like creature with a horn on the forehead. 2. Something or someone rare or unusual: highly desirable but …

scamander

verb intr.: To take a winding course.

palouser

noun: 1. Strong, dangerous winds. 2. An improvised lantern. 3. A country bumpkin.

seat-of-the-pants

adjective: 1. Using experience, instinct, or guesswork as opposed to methodical planning. 2. Done without instruments.

brownshirt

noun: A member of police or military trained for carrying out a sudden assault, especially one marked by brutality and violence.

trouser role

noun: In opera, drama, film, etc.: 1. A role in which a female character pretends to be a male. 2. A male …

shirtsleeve

adjective: 1. Relating to pleasant warm weather. 2. Informal; direct. 3. Hardworking; having a can-do attitude.

fancy-pants

noun: Someone attractive, silly, or pretentious. adjective: Snobbish; pretentious; newfangled; overly complicated.

recreant

adjective: 1. Unfaithful to a cause, duty, person, belief, etc. 2. Cowardly. noun: 1. A disloyal person. 2. A coward.