December 31


Listen to scintilla pronounced

scintilla [sin-TIL-uh] noun;

1. A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.

I’m sorry to say, but it’s New Year’s Eve and there isn’t a scintilla of blow in this house.

December 30


Listen to placate pronounced


transitive verb. To appease; to pacify, especially by making concessions.

The apologetic brothel manager told us that the blonde was on the house, which barely placated my friend.

December 29


Listen to bellicose pronounced


adjective. Inclined to or favoring war or strife; warlike; pugnacious.

Our children know well enough to stay ten feet away from their mother when she’s fucking bellicose and on the war path.

December 25


Listen to exalt pronounced


verb. To praise, glorify, or honor.

During the holidays my family and I pretend to exalt a few of the Greek gods, just to piss off the Christian assholes next door.