ludic \LOO-dik\, adjective:
Of or relating to play; characterized by play; playful.
There's only one problem: her mother. Who, being a
substantial executive, has a somewhat different attitude to
the worth of the professions than her wastrel, ludic
Posted at 03:46 pm by pointless
collegial \kuh-LEE-jee-uhl; -juhl\, adjective:
1. Characterized by or having authority or responsibility
shared equally by each of a group of colleagues.
2. Characterized by equal sharing of authority especially by
Roman Catholic bishops.
3. Of or relating to a college or university; collegiate.
4. Characterized by camaraderie among colleagues.
His eccentricities were easily accommodated in the...
Posted at 03:37 pm by pointless
agon \AH-gahn; ah-GOHN\,
plural agones \uh-GOH-neez\ noun:
A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the
protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
It is the irresolvable love-hate agon between men and women
that drives all cultures.
Posted at 03:32 pm by pointless
tete-a-tete \TAYT-uh-TAYT; TET-uh-TET\, adjective:
Private; confidential; familiar.
1. A private conversation between two people.
2. A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.
Once you have a couple of offers in hand, ask the boss for
Posted at 03:30 pm by pointless
misprize \mis-PRYZ\, transitive verb:
1. To hold in contempt.
2. To undervalue.
Or did he misprize such fidelity and harden his heart
against so great a love as hers?
Posted at 03:28 pm by pointless
quisling \KWIZ-ling\, noun:
Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying his or her
country; a traitor.
In the clutches of Herod, a quisling whom even his Roman
paymasters despise, John is an all-too-perfect
personification of Israel under Roman rule abetted by
Posted at 03:26 pm by pointless
nolens volens \NO-lenz-VO-lenz\:
Whether unwilling or willing.
After all, I'm not sure that I'm so angry with them, for it
means that now you've got to remain here indefinitely --
Posted at 03:23 pm by pointless
peccant \PEK-unt\, adjective:
1. Sinning; guilty of transgression.
2. Violating a rule or a principle.
The peccant fellow is John, who cheats, or tries to cheat,
on his wife.
Posted at 03:22 pm by pointless
woolgathering \WOOL-gath-(uh)-ring\, noun:
Indulgence in idle daydreaming.
Plagued by guilt, they took refuge in wine, women, and
Posted at 03:20 pm by pointless
ab ovo \ab-OH-voh\, adverb:
From the beginning.
The performers do not have to discover these techniques and
processes ab ovo; they learn them from the previous
generation, who learned them from their predecessors, and
Posted at 03:18 pm by pointless