Word of the Day Archive
July 2000

  1. concomitant: accompanying; attending.
  2. busker: a street musician or performer.
  3. turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.
  4. denizen: an inhabitant.
  5. peregrination: a traveling from place to place.
  6. tocsin: a warning.
  7. palliate: to make an offense seem less serious; also, to relieve or lessen without curing.
  8. improvident: lacking foresight; negligent; thoughtless.
  9. inimical: unfriendly; unfavorable.
  10. halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
  11. coeval: existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary.
  12. obtrude: to thrust out; also, to impose on others.
  13. cozen: to deceive or obtain by deceit.
  14. perfervid: ardent; impassioned.
  15. recrudescent: breaking out again.
  16. deride: to laugh at with contempt.
  17. billingsgate: foul, abusive language.
  18. factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work.
  19. jejune: lacking in nutritional value; also, immature; also, dull.
  20. evince: to show in a clear manner.
  21. cacophony: harsh or discordant sound.
  22. perfidy: faithlessness; treachery.
  23. onus: burden; also, blame; stigma.
  24. tergiversation: evasion; also, desertion of a cause, party, etc.
  25. opprobrium: reproach mingled with contempt.
  26. hoary: tedious from familiarity; stale.
  27. tractable: docile; manageable, governable.
  28. recumbent: reclining; lying down.
  29. prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth.
  30. libation: the act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice; also, a beverage.
  31. quandary: a state of difficulty or perplexity.


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