Word of the Day Archive
March 2000

  1. indomitable: incapable of being subdued or overcome.
  2. argot: a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.
  3. impugn: to call in question; to make insinuations against.
  4. lascivious: lewd; lustful.
  5. parsimony: excessive sparingness in the expenditure of money.
  6. atrabilious: irritable; ill-natured.
  7. peccadillo: a slight offense; a petty fault.
  8. logorrhea: excessive talkativeness.
  9. travail: painful, arduous work; also, agony, anguish.
  10. acquiesce: to accept or consent passively or without objection.
  11. elucidate: to make clear or manifest.
  12. recalcitrant: stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.
  13. abstemious: temperate; abstinent; refraining from indulgence.
  14. gravitas: high seriousness.
  15. Ides: the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.
  16. mendacious: untruthful; also, untrue.
  17. verdure: greenness.
  18. emblazon: to display pompously; to decorate.
  19. collude: to act in concert; to conspire.
  20. risible: exciting or provoking laughter.
  21. surcease: cessation; stop; end.
  22. adumbrate: to foreshadow; prefigure.
  23. Elysium: paradise.
  24. demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
  25. augury: an omen; prediction.
  26. fulminate: to issue or utter verbal attacks or censures.
  27. sycophant: one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.
  28. vitiate: to make faulty or imperfect.
  29. factious: addicted to form parties and raise dissensions.
  30. quiescent: at rest; still; inactive.
  31. purblind: having greatly reduced vision.


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