Word of the Day Archive
August 2001

  1. aficionado: an enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
  2. machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
  3. germane: appropriate or fitting; relevant.
  4. fallible: liable to make a mistake.
  5. oblivious: forgetful; also, unmindful.
  6. militate: to have force or influence.
  7. permeate: to spread or diffuse through.
  8. caterwaul: to make a harsh cry or screech.
  9. agon: struggle; conflict.
  10. deracinate: to uproot.
  11. intrepid: fearless; bold.
  12. cavort: to bound or prance about.
  13. suasion: the act of persuading.
  14. arrant: outright; thoroughgoing.
  15. latitudinarian: having or expressing broad and tolerant views.
  16. homily: a sermon or lecture; also, an inspirational saying or a platitude.
  17. rejoinder: an answer to a reply.
  18. concinnity: elegance -- used chiefly of literary style.
  19. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity.
  20. tattoo: a rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping.
  21. imprecation: a curse.
  22. supplant: to take the place of.
  23. vertiginous: causing dizziness; also, giddy; dizzy.
  24. pied-a-terre: a temporary or second place of lodging.
  25. Argus-eyed: extremely observant; watchful.
  26. corpulent: very fat; obese.
  27. bacchanalia: a revel.
  28. profuse: plentiful; copious.
  29. doyen: the senior member of a body or group.
  30. billet: to provide or obtain lodging.
  31. coterminous: of equal extent or duration.


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