Word of the Day Archive
September 1999

  1. juju: an object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers.
  2. chagrin: acute vexation or embarrassment.
  3. métier: an occupation, especially in which one excels.
  4. facile: easily done or performed.
  5. perforce: by necessity.
  6. evanescent: fleeting.
  7. quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary.
  8. specious: apparently right but not so in reality.
  9. munificent: very generous.
  10. indolent: lazy; inactive.
  11. intransigent: uncompromising.
  12. tortuous: marked by repeated turns and bends.
  13. paucity: fewness; insufficiency.
  14. autodidact: one who is self-taught.
  15. fatuous: inanely foolish; stupid; also, illusory.
  16. complement: something that fills up or completes.
  17. taciturn: not inclined to talk.
  18. en masse: all together; as a whole.
  19. confluence: a flowing or coming together.
  20. maudlin: excessively sentimental.
  21. enervate: to weaken.
  22. recondite: difficult to understand.
  23. paroxysm: an outburst; a fit.
  24. copious: large in quantity; also, affording an abundant supply.
  25. exalt: to praise, glorify, or honor.
  26. erroneous: containing or characterized by error.
  27. prescience: knowledge of events before they take place.
  28. ineluctable: impossible to avoid or evade.
  29. obdurate: hardened in feelings or in wrongdoing; unyielding.
  30. banal: devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite.


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