Word of the Day Archive
November 2001

  1. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself).
  2. repine: to feel or express discontent.
  3. troglodyte: someone who dwells in a cave.
  4. abeyance: suspension; temporary cessation.
  5. gamine: an urchin; also, a mischievous girl or young woman.
  6. sedition: incitement of rebellion against lawful authority.
  7. lubricious: lewd; also, slippery or smooth.
  8. hebetude: mental dullness or sluggishness.
  9. acuity: acuteness of perception or vision.
  10. sanctum: a place where one is free from intrusion.
  11. empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky.
  12. demur: to object; also, to delay.
  13. rodomontade: pretentious, bragging speech.
  14. gallimaufry: a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.
  15. impregnable: able to resist attack.
  16. urbane: polished and smooth in manner.
  17. bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol.
  18. acerbic: sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone.
  19. redound: to have a consequence or effect.
  20. languid: lacking vigor or force.
  21. predilection: an established preference.
  22. repletion: the condition of being completely or excessively full.
  23. transmute: to change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another.
  24. forgo: to do without.
  25. abed: in bed.
  26. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word.
  27. soi-disant: self-styled; so-called.
  28. paean: a song or other expression of praise or joy.
  29. flummery: mumbo jumbo; nonsense.
  30. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.


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