Category: Word of the Week
noun [pen-i-trey-lee-uh] the most private or secret things. the innermost parts or recesses of a place or thing.
chau·vin·ist /ˈSHōvənəst/ noun: chauvinist A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism. A person displaying excessive or prejudiced loyalty or support for a particular cause, group, or gender.
noun : per•si•flage (ˈpɜr səˌflɑʒ, ˈpɛər-) 1. Light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter 2. A frivolous or flippant style of treating a subject
noun : vamp.ing the activity of remaining awake late into the night, usually while chatting on social networks
verb: flab·ber·gast To shock or surprise (someone) very much, astonish.
adjective: can·tan·ker·ous [kan-ˈtaŋ-k(ə-)rəs] 1. Bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. 2. Often angry and annoyed.
noun: ox·y·mo·ron A combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings.
noun: mag·pie 1. A person who collects indiscriminately or chatters. 2. A long-tailed crow with boldly marked (or green) plumage and a raucous voice.
noun : ser·en·dip·i·ty 1. Good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries. 2. A seeming gift for finding something good accidentally.
adjective: muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uh s 1. having many different parts, elements, forms, etc. 2. numerous and varied; greatly diverse or manifold: multifarious activities.