Word of the Day Archive
July 1999

  1. Brobdingnagian: gigantic; enormous.
  2. extant: still existing.
  3. verdant: green.
  4. Whig: a friend and supporter of the American Revolution.
  5. trepidation: a state of dread or alarm; apprehension.
  6. torrid: drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching.
  7. gnomic: uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims.
  8. comity: a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect.
  9. tyro: a novice.
  10. avarice: an excessive desire of gain; greediness.
  11. eke: to gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty.
  12. tittle-tattle: idle, trifling talk.
  13. bellwether: a leader or leading indicator.
  14. torpid: dull; sluggish; apathetic.
  15. grok: to understand.
  16. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
  17. bestow: to give or confer.
  18. comestible: suitable to be eaten.
  19. requisite: required; indispensable.
  20. prolix: wordy.
  21. sobriquet: a nickname.
  22. Zeitgeist: the spirit of the time.
  23. numismatics: the collection and study of coins.
  24. palpable: plain; distinct; obvious.
  25. listless: having no desire or inclination.
  26. antediluvian: extremely old.
  27. melee: a confused conflict.
  28. genial: sympathetically cheerful and cheering; kindly.
  29. raucous: unpleasantly loud and harsh.
  30. aberrant: abnormal.
  31. diffident: bashful or unassertive.


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