Word of the Day Archive
2001

  1. acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation. (Monday January 01)
  2. stentorian: extremely loud. (Tuesday January 02)
  3. expeditious: characterized by speed and efficiency. (Wednesday January 03)
  4. proselytize: to convert (someone) to another religion, belief, etc. (Thursday January 04)
  5. equable: equal and uniform; also, not easily disturbed. (Friday January 05)
  6. sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable. (Saturday January 06)
  7. indefatigable: untiring. (Sunday January 07)
  8. gravid: pregnant. (Monday January 08)
  9. hyperbole: extravagant exaggeration. (Tuesday January 09)
  10. funereal: pertaining to or suiting a funeral; gloomy; mournful. (Wednesday January 10)
  11. flibbertigibbet: a silly, flighty, or excessively talkative person. (Thursday January 11)
  12. vet: to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate. (Friday January 12)
  13. acme: the highest point of something. (Saturday January 13)
  14. efface: to cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc. (Sunday January 14)
  15. stanch: to stop the flowing of; to check. (Monday January 15)
  16. aggress: to make an attack. (Tuesday January 16)
  17. excursus: a digression. (Wednesday January 17)
  18. cataract: a large waterfall; also, a downpour, a flood. (Thursday January 18)
  19. mazy: resembling a maze; intricate or confusing. (Friday January 19)
  20. entreat: to ask for or request earnestly. (Saturday January 20)
  21. hypnagogic: inducing sleep; of or pertaining to drowsiness. (Sunday January 21)
  22. florid: flushed with red; also, excessively ornate. (Monday January 22)
  23. leitmotif: a dominant and recurring theme. (Tuesday January 23)
  24. bon ton: the height of the fashion; fashionable society. (Wednesday January 24)
  25. fungible: interchangeable. (Thursday January 25)
  26. transmogrify: to transform. (Friday January 26)
  27. benefaction: the act of conferring a benefit; also, a benefit conferred. (Saturday January 27)
  28. salutary: beneficial; also, healthful. (Sunday January 28)
  29. interstice: a space between things or parts. (Monday January 29)
  30. neophyte: a novice. (Tuesday January 30)
  31. dyspeptic: pertaining to or having indigestion; also, irritable or ill-humored. (Wednesday January 31)
  32. melange: a mixture. (Thursday February 01)
  33. limn: to draw or paint; also, to describe. (Friday February 02)
  34. vapid: flat; dull; spiritless. (Saturday February 03)
  35. pernicious: deadly; destructive; exceedingly harmful. (Sunday February 04)
  36. valetudinarian: a weak or sickly person. (Monday February 05)
  37. cerebration: the act or product of thinking. (Tuesday February 06)
  38. hortatory: serving to encourage or incite. (Wednesday February 07)
  39. mimetic: imitative. (Thursday February 08)
  40. bellicose: inclined to or favoring war or strife. (Friday February 09)
  41. veritable: real; true; genuine. (Saturday February 10)
  42. apprise: to give notice to; to inform. (Sunday February 11)
  43. explicate: to explain. (Monday February 12)
  44. maelstrom: a large, powerful whirlpool; also, a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs. (Tuesday February 13)
  45. billet-doux: a love letter. (Wednesday February 14)
  46. dissimulate: to hide under a false appearance; also, to feign or pretend. (Thursday February 15)
  47. adage: an old saying. (Friday February 16)
  48. histrionic: theatrical. (Saturday February 17)
  49. contrite: feeling or expressing grief and regret for sins or offenses. (Sunday February 18)
  50. lacuna: a blank space; a missing part. (Monday February 19)
  51. qua: in the capacity or character of; as. (Tuesday February 20)
  52. iota: a very small quantity or degree. (Wednesday February 21)
  53. malversation: misconduct in public office. (Thursday February 22)
  54. confrere: a colleague, comrade, or intimate associate. (Friday February 23)
  55. supine: lying on the back; also, indolent; listless. (Saturday February 24)
  56. conflagration: a large and destructive fire. (Sunday February 25)
  57. plenipotentiary: invested with full power. (Monday February 26)
  58. errant: wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving. (Tuesday February 27)
  59. preternatural: beyond of different from what is natural; inexplicable; extraordinary; abnormal. (Wednesday February 28)
  60. idee fixe: a fixed idea; an obsession. (Thursday March 01)
  61. succor: aid; help; also, to help or relieve. (Friday March 02)
  62. piebald: mottled; also, mixed. (Saturday March 03)
  63. mollify: to reduce in intensity; to soothe; to soften. (Sunday March 04)
  64. staid: steady or sedate in character. (Monday March 05)
  65. prima facie: at first view. (Tuesday March 06)
  66. exemplar: an ideal model or type. (Wednesday March 07)
  67. recidivism: a tendency to lapse into a previous condition or pattern of behavior; esp., into prior criminal habits. (Thursday March 08)
  68. nosegay: a bouquet. (Friday March 09)
  69. wan: pale; also, lacking vitality or intensity. (Saturday March 10)
  70. digerati: persons knowledgeable about computers. (Sunday March 11)
  71. avuncular: resembling an uncle, as in kindness or indulgence. (Monday March 12)
  72. nebbish: a weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person. (Tuesday March 13)
  73. cadge: to beg; to sponge. (Wednesday March 14)
  74. minatory: threatening; menacing. (Thursday March 15)
  75. quietus: final acquittance, as from debt; also, rest; death. (Friday March 16)
  76. sagacious: having or showing keen discernment. (Saturday March 17)
  77. feckless: ineffective; weak; worthless. (Sunday March 18)
  78. invective: insulting or abusive language. (Monday March 19)
  79. sartorial: of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or clothing. (Tuesday March 20)
  80. puckish: whimsical; mischievous; impish. (Wednesday March 21)
  81. abulia: loss or impairment of the ability to act or to make decisions. (Thursday March 22)
  82. small beer: weak beer; also, matters of little importance. (Friday March 23)
  83. vagary: an extravagant, erratic, or unpredictable notion, action, or occurrence. (Saturday March 24)
  84. nimbus: a dark gray rain cloud; also, a halo, an aura. (Sunday March 25)
  85. overweening: overbearing; also, excessive. (Monday March 26)
  86. insuperable: incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome. (Tuesday March 27)
  87. effete: infertile; also, worn out; also, decadent, effeminate. (Wednesday March 28)
  88. spry: nimble. (Thursday March 29)
  89. luminary: any body that gives light; also, a person of eminence or brilliant achievement. (Friday March 30)
  90. ignoble: not noble. (Saturday March 31)
  91. appellation: a name, title, or designation. (Sunday April 01)
  92. galvanic: pertaining to a direct current of electricity; also, having the effect of an electric shock. (Monday April 02)
  93. fillip: a snap; also, a stimulus. (Tuesday April 03)
  94. apologia: a formal defense or justification. (Wednesday April 04)
  95. flaneur: one who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer. (Thursday April 05)
  96. hullabaloo: a confused noise; uproar. (Friday April 06)
  97. myriad: consisting of a very great but indefinite number; also, a very great many. (Saturday April 07)
  98. nepotism: favoritism shown to members of one's family. (Sunday April 08)
  99. potboiler: a usually inferior literary or artistic work, produced quickly for the purpose of making money. (Monday April 09)
  100. distrait: divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety. (Tuesday April 10)
  101. raiment: clothing in general; garments. (Wednesday April 11)
  102. politic: political; also, shrewdly tactful. (Thursday April 12)
  103. internecine: destructive; especially, mutually destructive; also, relating to conflict within a group. (Friday April 13)
  104. bevy: a group; an assembly. (Saturday April 14)
  105. furtive: obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy. (Sunday April 15)
  106. pulchritude: beauty. (Monday April 16)
  107. mendicant: a beggar. (Tuesday April 17)
  108. plaudit: enthusiastic approval. (Wednesday April 18)
  109. abstruse: difficult to comprehend. (Thursday April 19)
  110. swan song: a final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement. (Friday April 20)
  111. teetotaler: one pledged to abstinence from alcoholic drinks. (Saturday April 21)
  112. undulant: resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence. (Sunday April 22)
  113. rapprochement: the establishment or state of cordial relations. (Monday April 23)
  114. chortle: to utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle. (Tuesday April 24)
  115. hobbledehoy: an awkward, gawky young fellow. (Wednesday April 25)
  116. bricolage: construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available. (Thursday April 26)
  117. clamber: to climb with difficulty, or on all fours. (Friday April 27)
  118. nettlesome: causing irritation, vexation, or distress. (Saturday April 28)
  119. patrician: a nobleman; also, a person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste. (Sunday April 29)
  120. heterogeneous: consisting of dissimilar elements. (Monday April 30)
  121. sotto voce: spoken low or in an undertone. (Tuesday May 01)
  122. bailiwick: a person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work. (Wednesday May 02)
  123. nonplus: to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely. (Thursday May 03)
  124. inkhorn: affectedly or ostentatiously learned. (Friday May 04)
  125. jocular: given to or characterized by joking. (Saturday May 05)
  126. incommunicado: without means or right to communicate. (Sunday May 06)
  127. apotheosis: a model of excellence or perfection of a kind. (Monday May 07)
  128. bucolic: rustic; pastoral. (Tuesday May 08)
  129. limpid: clear; also, serene. (Wednesday May 09)
  130. solicitous: manifesting, expressing, or full of care or concern. (Thursday May 10)
  131. comely: pleasing to the sight. (Friday May 11)
  132. inexorable: unyielding; relentless. (Saturday May 12)
  133. nonpareil: having no equal. (Sunday May 13)
  134. ossify: to harden or to become bone. (Monday May 14)
  135. commodious: comfortably spacious; roomy. (Tuesday May 15)
  136. pastiche: a hodgepodge; a potpourri. (Wednesday May 16)
  137. martinet: a strict disciplinarian. (Thursday May 17)
  138. connubial: of or pertaining to marriage. (Friday May 18)
  139. acrimony: bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness. (Saturday May 19)
  140. lambaste: to scold sharply; also, to beat. (Sunday May 20)
  141. bibelot: a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity. (Monday May 21)
  142. egress: the act of going out or leaving; exit. (Tuesday May 22)
  143. propitiate: to appease; to conciliate. (Wednesday May 23)
  144. stripling: an adolescent youth. (Thursday May 24)
  145. peripatetic: walking about or traveling from place to place. (Friday May 25)
  146. abattoir: a slaughterhouse. (Saturday May 26)
  147. rivulet: a small stream or brook. (Sunday May 27)
  148. obstreperous: noisily and stubbornly defiant; also, boisterous. (Monday May 28)
  149. donnybrook: a brawl or dispute. (Tuesday May 29)
  150. hoi polloi: the common people; the masses. (Wednesday May 30)
  151. pervicacious: stubborn; obstinate. (Thursday May 31)
  152. alfresco: outdoors; outdoor. (Friday June 01)
  153. dotage: feebleness of mind due to old age. (Saturday June 02)
  154. parse: to analyze. (Sunday June 03)
  155. commensurate: equal in measure or extent; also, proportionate. (Monday June 04)
  156. paterfamilias: the male head of a household; the father of a family. (Tuesday June 05)
  157. rotund: round; rounded in figure. (Wednesday June 06)
  158. wag: a humorous person; a wit. (Thursday June 07)
  159. efficacious: producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect. (Friday June 08)
  160. aegis: a shield; protection. (Saturday June 09)
  161. denouement: the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work. (Sunday June 10)
  162. yen: a desire or craving. (Monday June 11)
  163. irenic: promoting peace. (Tuesday June 12)
  164. perorate: to conclude or sum up a long discourse; also, to speak at length. (Wednesday June 13)
  165. sui generis: unique. (Thursday June 14)
  166. collegial: characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues. (Friday June 15)
  167. slaver: to slobber; to drool. (Saturday June 16)
  168. discomfit: to disconcert; also, to thwart. (Sunday June 17)
  169. sere: dry; withered. (Monday June 18)
  170. gadabout: one who roams about in search of amusement or social activity. (Tuesday June 19)
  171. effusive: excessively demonstrative. (Wednesday June 20)
  172. languor: lack of energy or vitality. (Thursday June 21)
  173. bloviate: to speak or write in a pompous manner. (Friday June 22)
  174. mephitic: offensive to the smell; also, noxious. (Saturday June 23)
  175. oblation: an offering. (Sunday June 24)
  176. interlard: to insert between; to mix. (Monday June 25)
  177. fait accompli: an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact. (Tuesday June 26)
  178. blackguard: a scoundrel. (Wednesday June 27)
  179. peremptory: precluding or putting an end to all debate or action. (Thursday June 28)
  180. genuflect: to bend the knee, as in worship; also, to grovel. (Friday June 29)
  181. redolent: having or exuding fragrance; also, evocative, reminiscent. (Saturday June 30)
  182. satiety: fullness to or beyond the point of satisfaction. (Sunday July 01)
  183. presentiment: a premonition. (Monday July 02)
  184. timorous: full of apprehensiveness; fearful. (Tuesday July 03)
  185. penury: extreme poverty; also, insufficiency. (Wednesday July 04)
  186. cudgel: a short heavy stick. (Thursday July 05)
  187. tirade: a long angry speech. (Friday July 06)
  188. aright: rightly; correctly. (Saturday July 07)
  189. filial: of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter. (Sunday July 08)
  190. brackish: somewhat salty; also, distasteful. (Monday July 09)
  191. louche: of questionable taste or morality. (Tuesday July 10)
  192. solecism: a breach of good manners or etiquette. (Wednesday July 11)
  193. riposte: a quick and effective reply by word or act. (Thursday July 12)
  194. longueur: a tedious passage in a work of literature or performance art. (Friday July 13)
  195. juxtaposition: the act or an instance of placing in nearness. (Saturday July 14)
  196. vatic: of or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy. (Sunday July 15)
  197. crux: the essential point or feature. (Monday July 16)
  198. exegesis: critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text. (Tuesday July 17)
  199. arriviste: an upstart. (Wednesday July 18)
  200. carom: to strike and rebound; also, a glancing off. (Thursday July 19)
  201. slake: to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying. (Friday July 20)
  202. eremite: a hermit. (Saturday July 21)
  203. cohort: a group; also, a companion or associate. (Sunday July 22)
  204. avatar: an incarnation. (Monday July 23)
  205. ne plus ultra: the acme; also, the most profound degree. (Tuesday July 24)
  206. exhort: to urge strongly. (Wednesday July 25)
  207. senescent: growing old. (Thursday July 26)
  208. Cockaigne: an imaginary land of ease and luxury. (Friday July 27)
  209. skulduggery: devious, dishonest, or unscrupulous behavior or activity. (Saturday July 28)
  210. fey: possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality. (Sunday July 29)
  211. remonstrate: to present and urge reasons in opposition. (Monday July 30)
  212. hinterland: backcountry. (Tuesday July 31)
  213. aficionado: an enthusiastic admirer; a fan. (Wednesday August 01)
  214. machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end. (Thursday August 02)
  215. germane: appropriate or fitting; relevant. (Friday August 03)
  216. fallible: liable to make a mistake. (Saturday August 04)
  217. oblivious: forgetful; also, unmindful. (Sunday August 05)
  218. militate: to have force or influence. (Monday August 06)
  219. permeate: to spread or diffuse through. (Tuesday August 07)
  220. caterwaul: to make a harsh cry or screech. (Wednesday August 08)
  221. agon: struggle; conflict. (Thursday August 09)
  222. deracinate: to uproot. (Friday August 10)
  223. intrepid: fearless; bold. (Saturday August 11)
  224. cavort: to bound or prance about. (Sunday August 12)
  225. suasion: the act of persuading. (Monday August 13)
  226. arrant: outright; thoroughgoing. (Tuesday August 14)
  227. latitudinarian: having or expressing broad and tolerant views. (Wednesday August 15)
  228. homily: a sermon or lecture; also, an inspirational saying or a platitude. (Thursday August 16)
  229. rejoinder: an answer to a reply. (Friday August 17)
  230. concinnity: elegance -- used chiefly of literary style. (Saturday August 18)
  231. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity. (Sunday August 19)
  232. tattoo: a rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping. (Monday August 20)
  233. imprecation: a curse. (Tuesday August 21)
  234. supplant: to take the place of. (Wednesday August 22)
  235. vertiginous: causing dizziness; also, giddy; dizzy. (Thursday August 23)
  236. pied-a-terre: a temporary or second place of lodging. (Friday August 24)
  237. Argus-eyed: extremely observant; watchful. (Saturday August 25)
  238. corpulent: very fat; obese. (Sunday August 26)
  239. bacchanalia: a revel. (Monday August 27)
  240. profuse: plentiful; copious. (Tuesday August 28)
  241. doyen: the senior member of a body or group. (Wednesday August 29)
  242. billet: to provide or obtain lodging. (Thursday August 30)
  243. coterminous: of equal extent or duration. (Friday August 31)
  244. plaintive: expressive of sorrow or melancholy. (Saturday September 01)
  245. tremulous: shaking, quivering; also, affected with fear. (Sunday September 02)
  246. doughty: valiant; brave. (Monday September 03)
  247. contretemps: something inopportune or embarrassing. (Tuesday September 04)
  248. arbiter: one having the power of judging and determining. (Wednesday September 05)
  249. pablum: something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic. (Thursday September 06)
  250. milksop: an unmanly man. (Friday September 07)
  251. cajole: to coax. (Saturday September 08)
  252. hardscrabble: barren, marginal; also, marked by poverty. (Sunday September 09)
  253. potentate: one who possesses great power or sway. (Monday September 10)
  254. moil: to labor; to toil; to drudge. (Tuesday September 11)
  255. redact: to edit. (Wednesday September 12)
  256. privation: the state of being deprived of something. (Thursday September 13)
  257. venerate: to regard or treat with reverence; revere. (Friday September 14)
  258. starveling: one who is starving or being starved; also, poor in quality. (Saturday September 15)
  259. etiolate: to blanch or bleach; to make sickly. (Sunday September 16)
  260. wiseacre: a smart aleck. (Monday September 17)
  261. quagmire: a predicament. (Tuesday September 18)
  262. dictum: an authoritative statement. (Wednesday September 19)
  263. quixotic: foolishly impractical; also, capricious, impulsive. (Thursday September 20)
  264. maunder: to talk or wander aimlessly. (Friday September 21)
  265. vade mecum: a book or other thing that one regularly carries about. (Saturday September 22)
  266. amicable: characterized by friendliness and good will. (Sunday September 23)
  267. effrontery: shameless boldness; insolence. (Monday September 24)
  268. cabal: a group that seeks power usually through intrigue. (Tuesday September 25)
  269. forcible: effected by force used against resistance; also, powerful. (Wednesday September 26)
  270. neoteric: recent in origin; new. (Thursday September 27)
  271. indigence: extreme poverty. (Friday September 28)
  272. frangible: capable of being broken; easily broken. (Saturday September 29)
  273. grandiloquent: expressed in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic. (Sunday September 30)
  274. approbation: formal or official approval; also, praise. (Monday October 01)
  275. dishabille: the state of being carelessly or partially dressed. (Tuesday October 02)
  276. clerisy: the intelligentsia. (Wednesday October 03)
  277. debouch: to emerge; to issue. (Thursday October 04)
  278. epicene: having the characteristics of both the male and the female. (Friday October 05)
  279. braggadocio: empty boasting. (Saturday October 06)
  280. hubris: overbearing pride or presumption. (Sunday October 07)
  281. gustatory: pertaining to the sense of taste. (Monday October 08)
  282. ken: knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception. (Tuesday October 09)
  283. recherche: exotic; rare; also, affected, pretentious. (Wednesday October 10)
  284. chimera: a mental fabrication. (Thursday October 11)
  285. mulct: to defraud. (Friday October 12)
  286. hector: to bully or harass. (Saturday October 13)
  287. disquisition: a formal discourse on a subject. (Sunday October 14)
  288. tatterdemalion: a person dressed in tattered clothing. (Monday October 15)
  289. panjandrum: an important or self-important official. (Tuesday October 16)
  290. dulcet: melodious. (Wednesday October 17)
  291. serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries. (Thursday October 18)
  292. extemporaneous: composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment. (Friday October 19)
  293. copse: a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood. (Saturday October 20)
  294. ludic: playful. (Sunday October 21)
  295. popinjay: a vain and talkative person. (Monday October 22)
  296. embonpoint: plumpness of person. (Tuesday October 23)
  297. idyll: a poem or prose work depicting rural or pastoral life; also, a carefree episode or experience. (Wednesday October 24)
  298. unguent: an ointment. (Thursday October 25)
  299. redoubtable: formidable; also, illustrious; eminent. (Friday October 26)
  300. tenet: any opinion, principle, or doctrine held to be true. (Saturday October 27)
  301. benison: blessing; an utterance of good wishes. (Sunday October 28)
  302. arcanum: a secret; a mystery. (Monday October 29)
  303. diablerie: sorcery; also, mischievous conduct. (Tuesday October 30)
  304. eldritch: unearthly; weird; eerie. (Wednesday October 31)
  305. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself). (Thursday November 01)
  306. repine: to feel or express discontent. (Friday November 02)
  307. troglodyte: someone who dwells in a cave. (Saturday November 03)
  308. abeyance: suspension; temporary cessation. (Sunday November 04)
  309. gamine: an urchin; also, a mischievous girl or young woman. (Monday November 05)
  310. sedition: incitement of rebellion against lawful authority. (Tuesday November 06)
  311. lubricious: lewd; also, slippery or smooth. (Wednesday November 07)
  312. hebetude: mental dullness or sluggishness. (Thursday November 08)
  313. acuity: acuteness of perception or vision. (Friday November 09)
  314. sanctum: a place where one is free from intrusion. (Saturday November 10)
  315. empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky. (Sunday November 11)
  316. demur: to object; also, to delay. (Monday November 12)
  317. rodomontade: pretentious, bragging speech. (Tuesday November 13)
  318. gallimaufry: a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley. (Wednesday November 14)
  319. impregnable: able to resist attack. (Thursday November 15)
  320. urbane: polished and smooth in manner. (Friday November 16)
  321. bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol. (Saturday November 17)
  322. acerbic: sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone. (Sunday November 18)
  323. redound: to have a consequence or effect. (Monday November 19)
  324. languid: lacking vigor or force. (Tuesday November 20)
  325. predilection: an established preference. (Wednesday November 21)
  326. repletion: the condition of being completely or excessively full. (Thursday November 22)
  327. transmute: to change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another. (Friday November 23)
  328. forgo: to do without. (Saturday November 24)
  329. abed: in bed. (Sunday November 25)
  330. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word. (Monday November 26)
  331. soi-disant: self-styled; so-called. (Tuesday November 27)
  332. paean: a song or other expression of praise or joy. (Wednesday November 28)
  333. flummery: mumbo jumbo; nonsense. (Thursday November 29)
  334. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow. (Friday November 30)
  335. pantheon: the collective gods of a people; also, a group of highly esteemed persons. (Saturday December 01)
  336. surly: ill-humored; sullen and gruff. (Sunday December 02)
  337. fatidic: of, relating to, or characterized by prophecy. (Monday December 03)
  338. enjoin: to direct or impose with authority; also, to forbid. (Tuesday December 04)
  339. turbid: muddy; not clear; also, confused; disordered. (Wednesday December 05)
  340. renege: to go back on a promise or commitment. (Thursday December 06)
  341. enunciate: to utter articulately; also, to state or set forth precisely or systematically. (Friday December 07)
  342. punctilious: precise; exact in the smallest particulars. (Saturday December 08)
  343. foofaraw: excessive or flashy ornamentation; also, a fuss over a trivial matter. (Sunday December 09)
  344. autochthonous: indigenous; native. (Monday December 10)
  345. gambol: to dance and skip about in play. (Tuesday December 11)
  346. bowdlerize: to remove or modify the parts considered offensive. (Wednesday December 12)
  347. remunerate: to pay an equivalent to for any service, loss, or expense. (Thursday December 13)
  348. discrete: constituting a separate thing; also, consisting of distinct or unconnected parts. (Friday December 14)
  349. nascent: beginning to exist. (Saturday December 15)
  350. excrescence: something growing out from something else; also, a disfiguring or unwanted part. (Sunday December 16)
  351. refractory: stubbornly disobedient. (Monday December 17)
  352. heterodox: holding unorthodox opinions. (Tuesday December 18)
  353. conflate: to bring together; to meld. (Wednesday December 19)
  354. bombinate: to buzz, hum, or drone. (Thursday December 20)
  355. putsch: an attempt to overthrow a government. (Friday December 21)
  356. bilious: of or pertaining to bile; also, ill-tempered. (Saturday December 22)
  357. foundling: a deserted or abandoned child. (Sunday December 23)
  358. bedizen: to dress or adorn in gaudy manner. (Monday December 24)
  359. tintinnabulation: a tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells. (Tuesday December 25)
  360. cosmopolite: a cosmopolitan person. (Wednesday December 26)
  361. galumph: to move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread. (Thursday December 27)
  362. salad days: a time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion. (Friday December 28)
  363. affray: a tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl. (Saturday December 29)
  364. faineant: doing nothing; idle; also, a do-nothing. (Sunday December 30)
  365. prink: to primp. (Monday December 31)

 







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