December 29

puerile

puerile. p, u, e, r, i, l, e. puerile. Cindy and Kelly were working through a prolonged and acrimonious breakup. The trouble was that they both were vindictive and puerile. But their love was a true love, so they kept trying to make it work.

/ˈpyuərɪl/

adjective. 1 boyish. 2 childish. 3 trifling. 4 silly.

Cindy and Kelly were working through a prolonged and acrimonious breakup. The trouble was that they both were vindictive and puerile. But their love was a true love, so they kept trying to make it work.

December 28

irascible

irascible. i, r, a, s, c, i, b, l, e. irascible. George was an irascible man. It got worse when he drank. Family knew to steer clear when he started ranting about the greedy Jews that foreclosed on his house. He'd move on to anger about the roving Mexican gangs that were invading America from the south. His face would flush with a rutilant glow. "President Barack Obama and the United Nations were conspiring to form a One World Government. FEMAR," he'd spit with venom, "would go door to door confiscatin' all the guns and putting us in concentration camps." Eventually, after hours of monologue, the alcohol would deplete George's energy. He'd sit in his ratty chair, and fall asleep.

/ɪˈræsəbəl/

adjective. 1 prone to anger. 2 easily provoked or inflamed to anger. 3 choleric. 4 irritable. 5 hot-tempered.

George was an irascible man. It got worse when he drank. Family knew to steer clear when he started ranting about the greedy Jews that foreclosed on his house. He'd move on to anger about the roving Mexican gangs that were invading America from the south. His face would flush with a rutilant glow. "President Barack Obama and the United Nations were conspiring to form a One World Government. FEMAR," he'd spit with venom, "would go door to door confiscatin' all the guns and putting us in concentration camps." Eventually, after hours of monologue, the alcohol would deplete George's energy. He'd sit in his ratty chair, and fall asleep.

December 27

shiftless

shiftless. s, h, i, f, t, l, e, s, s. shiftless. Ken is nearly 36 years old, has no job, still lives at home, has three arrests for driving under the influence, and spends most of his days browsing Craig's List looking for get rich quick schemes that will allow him to keep living a shiftless lifestyle long after his parents die.

/ˈʃɪftlɪs/

adjective. 1 a characterized by failure, especially by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity. b lazy. c improvident. d thriftless. 2 destitute of expedients, or not using successful expedients.

Ken is nearly 36 years old, has no job, still lives at home, has three arrests for driving under the influence, and spends most of his days browsing Craig's List looking for get rich quick schemes that will allow him to keep living a shiftless lifestyle long after his parents die.

December 26

edify

edify. e, d, i, f, y. edify. After taking young Bryan's confession, Father Murphy felt the most edifying act of contrition would be to make the boy touch his old, wrinkled penis.

/ˈɛdəfaɪ/

verb. 1 a to instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge. b to teach. c to persuade. 2 a to build. b to construct.

After taking young Bryan's confession, Father Murphy felt the most edifying act of contrition would be to make the boy touch his old, wrinkled penis.

December 25

ennui

ennui. e, n, n, u, i. ennui. After several years of marriage, Stephen found himself heavy with the kind of ennui that comes from having too much time on his hands and no ready breasts to fondle. To free himself from this tedium, Stephen began to pore over the back pages of men's magazines to find hookers to fuck on his lunch break.

/ɑnˈwi/

noun. 1 a feeling of weariness and disgust. 2 dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest. 3 tedium.

After several years of marriage, Stephen found himself heavy with the kind of ennui that comes from having too much time on his hands and no ready breasts to fondle. To free himself from this tedium, Stephen began to pore over the back pages of men's magazines to find hookers to fuck on his lunch break.