Sunday, April 23, 2017

Disingenuous

Disingenuous [dis·in·gen·u·ous] adj. Not straight forward or candid; insincere or calculating. 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Zoosemiotics

Zoosemiotics [zoh-uh-see-mee-ot-iks, -see-mahy-, -sem-ee-, -sem-ahy-] noun. The study of the sounds and signals used in animal communication, a song in birds or tail-wagging in dogs.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oniomania

Oniomania [oh-nee-uh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] noun an uncontrollable desire to buy things.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Craquelure

Craquelure [krak-loo rkrak-loo r; French krakuh-lyr] a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vexillology

Vexillology [vek-suh-lol-uh-jee] noun. The study of flags.