November 15

riposte

Listen to riposte pronounced

[ri-pohst]

noun. A quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult.

Christine O’Donnell made several ripostes during her debate that were spot on. Just shittin’ ya. She’s an absolute moron.

November 13

fungible

Listen to fungible pronounced

[fuhn-juh-buhl]

adjective. Being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable.

I have, in fact, tried out the fleshlight, and while it beats the dry palm, it is fungible with actual pussy.

November 12

nepenthe

Listen to nepenthe pronounced

/nɪˈpɛn θi/

noun. 1 anything soothing and comforting. 2 a drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow (by some supposed to have been opium or hashish).

Margaret was lulled into a quiet slumber by the nepenthe made from scotch and a crushed-up Tylenol PM.

Listen to bete noire pronounced

[bet-NWAHR]

noun. Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.

On the set of Precious, Mo’Nique was often referred to as a bete noire. You didn’t want to be there when 10am rolled around and she hadn’t eaten a damned thing.