6/10/22: cadre (KA-drey), n.

2. .a group of trained or otherwise qualified personnel.

IN A SENTENCE: Marvin formed a cadre of fellow Star Trek fanatics to help him become fluent in Klingon.


5/20/22: dissolute (DIS-uh-loot), adj.

1. indifferent to or lax in morals.

IN A SENTENCE: It takes a dissolute person to blow their nose in someone's hair, but Hunter's always been a bit "off".


4/21/22: dissipate (DIS-uh-peyt), v.

1. to scatter in various directions.

IN A SENTENCE: Whenever Ken wants privacy, he removes his shirt, causing all present to dissipate.


4/7/22: profligate (prof-li-git), adj.

1. utterly and shamelessly immoral.

IN A SENTENCE: Karl's inexcusable, profligate behavior includes sneezing into toasters and attempting to score dates in emergency rooms.



cy rooms.

3/1/22: temerity (tuh-mer-i-tee), n.

1. reckless boldness, rashness.

IN A SENTENCE: Lance couldn't believe Elaine had the temerity to criticize his neck 11 minutes after meeting him.


1/20/22: quell (kwel), v.

1. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish.

IN A SENTENCE: Ernest did all he could to quell the gassy sounds he was making, but the police found him anyway.

12/22/21: acerbic (uh-SUR-bik), adj.

2. harsh or severe (in temper or expression).

IN A SENTENCE: Wanda's​ acerbic reaction to the ref's foul call earned her two technical fouls, an ejection, AND a frowny face.

11/26/21: trepid (trep-id), adj.

1. fearful or apprehensive, especially trembling from fear.

IN A SENTENCE: Jane's new Royals cap made her less trepid around the Crips down her block.

9/5/21: exalt (ig-zawlt), v.

1. to raise in rank, honor, power, etc.​

IN A SENTENCE: Darren was set to exalt Mitch to assistant manager before Mitch brought a raccoon to eat for lunch. 

8/26/21: fatuous (fach-oo-uhs), adj.

1. foolish or inane.​

IN A SENTENCE: Alan's fatuous stunts included attending his aunt's funeral in her clothes.


8/16/21: consecrate (kon-si-kreyt), v.

3. to devote or dedicate to some purpose.

IN A SENTENCE: Despite ridicule, Eric consecrated himself to eliminating profanity in the inner cities.

8/6/21: tacit (tas-it); adj.

1. understood without being openly expressed; implied.​

IN A SENTENCE: Corrine was given a tacit warning to stop leaving gravy on Mark's porch.

7/26/21: convivial (kuhn-viv-ee-uhl); adj.


1. friendly, agreeable.​

IN A SENTENCE: Lester could be too convivial, like when his doctor convinced him to go home without his pants.