Lepak (verb) (SE Asian)
(especially of a young person) spend one’s time aimlessly loitering or loafing around.
Apparently from Malay, perhaps from lepa ‘inattention’.
“He spends all day lepaking around!”
Ecumenical (adj) eek-yu-men-i-kal Representing a number of different Christian Churches. Late 16th century (in the sense ‘belonging to the universal Church’): via late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos from oikoumenē ‘the…
Temperance (noun) temp-er-uns Abstinence from alcoholic drink. Middle English from Anglo-Norman French temperaunce, from Latin temperantia ‘moderation’, from temperare ‘restrain’. (more…)
Juxtaposition (noun) juk-sta-pos-ishun The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. Mid 19th century (earlier (Middle English) as juxtaposition): from French juxtaposer, from Latin…
Sully (verb) sul-ee Damage the purity or integrity of. Late 16th century perhaps from French souiller ‘to soil’. (more…)
Vicarious (adj) vik-air-ee-us Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person. Mid 17th century from Latin vicarius ‘substitute’ (see vicar) + -ous. (more…)
Quotidian (adj) kwot-id-ee-an Occurring every day. Middle English via Old French from Latin quotidianus, earlier cotidianus, from cotidie ‘daily’. (more…)
Bacchanalia (noun) bak-an-ay-lee-a 1. (historic) The Roman festival of Bacchus. 2. Drunken celebrations Late 16th century from Latin bacchanalia, neuter plural of the adjective bacchanalis (see (more…)
Nitwit (noun) (informal) nit-wit A silly or foolish person Early 20th century apparently from nit+ wit. (more…)
Tinkle (noun) tin-kl A light, clear ringing sound. (Br/Eng Informal) Urinate Late Middle English (also in the sense ‘tingle’): frequentative of obsolete tink ‘to chink or clink’, of imitative origin.…