Word of the Day Archive
January 2001

  1. acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
  2. stentorian: extremely loud.
  3. expeditious: characterized by speed and efficiency.
  4. proselytize: to convert (someone) to another religion, belief, etc.
  5. equable: equal and uniform; also, not easily disturbed.
  6. sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable.
  7. indefatigable: untiring.
  8. gravid: pregnant.
  9. hyperbole: extravagant exaggeration.
  10. funereal: pertaining to or suiting a funeral; gloomy; mournful.
  11. flibbertigibbet: a gossip.
  12. vet: to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate.
  13. acme: the highest point of something.
  14. efface: to cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.
  15. stanch: to stop the flowing of; to check.
  16. aggress: to make an attack.
  17. excursus: a digression.
  18. cataract: a large waterfall; also, a downpour, a flood.
  19. mazy: resembling a maze; intricate or confusing.
  20. entreat: to ask for or request earnestly.
  21. hypnagogic: inducing sleep; of or pertaining to drowsiness.
  22. florid: flushed with red; also, excessively ornate.
  23. leitmotif: a dominant and recurring theme.
  24. bon ton: the height of the fashion; fashionable society.
  25. fungible: interchangeable.
  26. transmogrify: to transform.
  27. benefaction: the act of conferring a benefit; also, a benefit conferred.
  28. salutary: beneficial; also, healthful.
  29. interstice: a space between things or parts.
  30. neophyte: a novice.
  31. dyspeptic: pertaining to or having indigestion; also, irritable or ill-humored.


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