Listen to vainglory pronounced

[VAYN-glor-ee]

noun. Excessive pride in one’s achievements, abilities, qualities, etc.

My son lost his virginity last night, and now his displays of vainglory around the house are starting to piss people off.

Listen to sedulous pronounced

/ˈsɛdʒələs/

adjective. 1 Diligent in application or pursuit; constant. 2 steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object.

Diana was a sedulous hooker whose hard work, and willingness to “do the dirty stuff” earned her an appreciative and growing customer base.

October 19

restive

Listen to restive pronounced

[RES-tiv]

adjective. Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn.

Upon hearing news that she’d be serving 90 days in prison, Lindsay Lohan’s brow-beaten, coked-out mug looked quite restive.

October 18

ersatz

Listen to ersatz pronounced

[AIR-sahts]

adjective. Being a substitute or imitation.

I don’t care what these fast food companies tell me about their food being “real.” It’s ersatz junk that a fucking mule wouldn’t eat if it had a brain.

October 17

flummox

Listen to flummox pronounced

[FLUM-uhks]

trans. verb. To confuse; to perplex.

I always leave my phone on during flights. I’m not one of these idiots who thinks a fucking iPhone is going to flummox the instrument panel of a 474.