Word of the Day Archive
2002

  1. asseverate: to affirm or declare positively or earnestly. (Tuesday January 01)
  2. sentient: capable of perceiving by the senses. (Wednesday January 02)
  3. malapropos: unseasonable or unseasonably; inappropriate or inappropriately. (Thursday January 03)
  4. agitprop: propaganda. (Friday January 04)
  5. fiat: an arbitrary or authoritative command or order. (Saturday January 05)
  6. nimiety: excess. (Sunday January 06)
  7. surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth. (Monday January 07)
  8. pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea. (Tuesday January 08)
  9. abominate: to detest intensely. (Wednesday January 09)
  10. discursive: digressive; rambling; also, marked by analytical reasoning. (Thursday January 10)
  11. countervail: to counteract; also, to offset. (Friday January 11)
  12. myrmidon: a loyal follower. (Saturday January 12)
  13. perforce: by necessity. (Sunday January 13)
  14. pusillanimous: cowardly; faint-hearted; timid. (Monday January 14)
  15. claque: a group of fawning admirers. (Tuesday January 15)
  16. fugacious: lasting but a short time. (Wednesday January 16)
  17. hauteur: haughtiness; arrogance. (Thursday January 17)
  18. somnolent: drowsy; also, tending to cause sleepiness. (Friday January 18)
  19. susurration: a whispering; a soft murmur. (Saturday January 19)
  20. puerile: juvenile; childish. (Sunday January 20)
  21. gelid: extremely cold; icy. (Monday January 21)
  22. philomath: a lover of learning; a scholar. (Tuesday January 22)
  23. redoubt: a stronghold. (Wednesday January 23)
  24. extant: still existing. (Thursday January 24)
  25. incipient: beginning to exist or appear. (Friday January 25)
  26. extempore: without premeditation or preparation. (Saturday January 26)
  27. potable: drinkable; also, a beverage, especially an alcoholic one. (Sunday January 27)
  28. irascible: easily provoked to anger. (Monday January 28)
  29. descry: to catch sight of; to detect. (Tuesday January 29)
  30. mien: demeanor; also, aspect; appearance. (Wednesday January 30)
  31. nefarious: wicked in the extreme. (Thursday January 31)
  32. volte-face: an about-face. (Friday February 01)
  33. exiguous: scanty; meager; small; slender. (Saturday February 02)
  34. pecuniary: relating to money. (Sunday February 03)
  35. traduce: to vilify. (Monday February 04)
  36. postprandial: happening or done after a meal. (Tuesday February 05)
  37. sinecure: an office or position that involves little work or responsibility. (Wednesday February 06)
  38. apogee: the highest point. (Thursday February 07)
  39. incontrovertible: indisputable; unquestionable. (Friday February 08)
  40. furbelow: something showy or superfluous. (Saturday February 09)
  41. maudlin: excessively sentimental. (Sunday February 10)
  42. exigent: requiring immediate aid or action; also, demanding. (Monday February 11)
  43. contravene: to act or be counter to. (Tuesday February 12)
  44. temerarious: reckless; rash. (Wednesday February 13)
  45. philter: a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love. (Thursday February 14)
  46. reticent: inclined to keep silent. (Friday February 15)
  47. pronunciamento: a proclamation; a pronouncement. (Saturday February 16)
  48. voluble: characterized by a ready flow of speech. (Sunday February 17)
  49. erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge. (Monday February 18)
  50. quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary. (Tuesday February 19)
  51. roister: to revel; to carouse. (Wednesday February 20)
  52. seriatim: in a series; one after another. (Thursday February 21)
  53. detritus: debris. (Friday February 22)
  54. sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure. (Saturday February 23)
  55. loquacious: very talkative. (Sunday February 24)
  56. tyro: a novice. (Monday February 25)
  57. salubrious: healthful. (Tuesday February 26)
  58. evanescent: fleeting. (Wednesday February 27)
  59. ineluctable: impossible to avoid or evade. (Thursday February 28)
  60. prolix: wordy. (Friday March 01)
  61. cavalcade: a procession. (Saturday March 02)
  62. celerity: quickness; swiftness. (Sunday March 03)
  63. obloquy: ill repute. (Monday March 04)
  64. extol: to praise. (Tuesday March 05)
  65. frisson: a sudden, passing sensation of excitement. (Wednesday March 06)
  66. malediction: a curse. (Thursday March 07)
  67. lenity: the state or quality of being lenient. (Friday March 08)
  68. unctuous: marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness. (Saturday March 09)
  69. expatiate: to speak or write at length. (Sunday March 10)
  70. nescience: lack of knowledge or awareness. (Monday March 11)
  71. desideratum: something desired. (Tuesday March 12)
  72. indomitable: incapable of being subdued or overcome. (Wednesday March 13)
  73. raconteur: one who excels in telling stories and anecdotes. (Thursday March 14)
  74. sunder: to break apart. (Friday March 15)
  75. peccadillo: a slight offense; a petty fault. (Saturday March 16)
  76. extricate: to free or release from a difficulty or entanglement. (Sunday March 17)
  77. aspersion: a damaging or derogatory remark. (Monday March 18)
  78. levity: frivolity. (Tuesday March 19)
  79. mellifluous: flowing sweetly or smoothly. (Wednesday March 20)
  80. logorrhea: excessive talkativeness. (Thursday March 21)
  81. arrogate: to claim or seize without right or justification. (Friday March 22)
  82. forlorn: sad and lonely because deserted, abandoned, or lost. (Saturday March 23)
  83. comport: to bear or conduct (oneself); behave. (Sunday March 24)
  84. farrago: an assortment; a medley. (Monday March 25)
  85. ratiocination: the process of logical reasoning. (Tuesday March 26)
  86. varicolored: having a variety of colors. (Wednesday March 27)
  87. doula: a woman who assists in childbirth. (Thursday March 28)
  88. nonagenarian: someone whose age is in the nineties. (Friday March 29)
  89. friable: easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder. (Saturday March 30)
  90. gravitas: high seriousness. (Sunday March 31)
  91. lachrymose: given to causing tears. (Monday April 01)
  92. abscond: to depart secretly. (Tuesday April 02)
  93. probity: complete and confirmed integrity. (Wednesday April 03)
  94. taciturn: not inclined to talk. (Thursday April 04)
  95. proclivity: a natural inclination. (Friday April 05)
  96. demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace. (Saturday April 06)
  97. exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt. (Sunday April 07)
  98. recalcitrant: stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint. (Monday April 08)
  99. quondam: former; sometime. (Tuesday April 09)
  100. pellucid: transparent, shining through; also, easily understandable. (Wednesday April 10)
  101. desuetude: disuse. (Thursday April 11)
  102. apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance. (Friday April 12)
  103. jocund: light-hearted; mirthful. (Saturday April 13)
  104. firmament: the sky; the heavens. (Sunday April 14)
  105. spoonerism: the transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words. (Monday April 15)
  106. perfunctory: done routinely. (Tuesday April 16)
  107. beholden: obliged; indebted. (Wednesday April 17)
  108. polyglot: speaking or containing many languages. (Thursday April 18)
  109. abjure: to renounce, reject, or shun. (Friday April 19)
  110. collude: to act in concert; to conspire. (Saturday April 20)
  111. dissolute: loose in morals and conduct. (Sunday April 21)
  112. mendacious: untruthful; also, untrue. (Monday April 22)
  113. clemency: disposition to show mercy; also, an act of mercy. (Tuesday April 23)
  114. ebullient: high-spirited. (Wednesday April 24)
  115. propitious: presenting favorable circumstances. (Thursday April 25)
  116. indolent: lazy; inactive. (Friday April 26)
  117. adamant: not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding. (Saturday April 27)
  118. bonhomie: a pleasant and easy manner. (Sunday April 28)
  119. depredation: an act of plundering or ravaging. (Monday April 29)
  120. lissom: supple; nimble. (Tuesday April 30)
  121. enervate: to weaken. (Wednesday May 01)
  122. condign: deserved; adequate. (Thursday May 02)
  123. blandishment: flattering speech or action. (Friday May 03)
  124. plenary: full; complete. (Saturday May 04)
  125. cosset: to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper. (Sunday May 05)
  126. sang-froid: coolness in trying circumstances. (Monday May 06)
  127. brio: vigor; vivacity. (Tuesday May 07)
  128. vociferous: clamorous; noisy. (Wednesday May 08)
  129. protean: readily assuming different shapes or forms. (Thursday May 09)
  130. eschew: to shun; to avoid. (Friday May 10)
  131. somniferous: causing or inducing sleep. (Saturday May 11)
  132. gregarious: seeking and enjoying the company of others. (Sunday May 12)
  133. lassitude: lack of vitality or energy. (Monday May 13)
  134. inchoate: partly but not fully in existence or operation. (Tuesday May 14)
  135. esurient: hungry; greedy. (Wednesday May 15)
  136. subterfuge: a deceptive device or stratagem. (Thursday May 16)
  137. gastronome: a lover of good food and drink. (Friday May 17)
  138. affable: easy to speak to; also, gracious. (Saturday May 18)
  139. precipice: a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place. (Sunday May 19)
  140. purblind: having greatly reduced vision. (Monday May 20)
  141. fulminate: to issue or utter verbal attacks or censures. (Tuesday May 21)
  142. cogitate: to think; to ponder. (Wednesday May 22)
  143. lambent: brilliantly playful. (Thursday May 23)
  144. Zeitgeist: the spirit of the time. (Friday May 24)
  145. pugnacious: combative; quarrelsome. (Saturday May 25)
  146. acumen: quickness or keenness of perception or discernment. (Sunday May 26)
  147. rapine: the act of plundering. (Monday May 27)
  148. autodidact: one who is self-taught. (Tuesday May 28)
  149. dilatory: given to, or marked by, procrastination or delay. (Wednesday May 29)
  150. bete noire: something or someone particularly detested or avoided. (Thursday May 30)
  151. chary: wary; cautious. (Friday May 31)
  152. kvetch: to complain habitually. (Saturday June 01)
  153. platitude: a banal, trite, or stale thought or remark. (Sunday June 02)
  154. ablution: the washing of the body or some part of it. (Monday June 03)
  155. ameliorate: to make or grow better. (Tuesday June 04)
  156. chagrin: acute vexation or embarrassment. (Wednesday June 05)
  157. tortuous: marked by repeated turns and bends. (Thursday June 06)
  158. kismet: destiny; fate. (Friday June 07)
  159. exacerbate: to aggravate; to make worse. (Saturday June 08)
  160. penchant: a strong liking. (Sunday June 09)
  161. ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest. (Monday June 10)
  162. garrulous: talkative; also, wordy. (Tuesday June 11)
  163. acrid: sharp and harsh; bitter. (Wednesday June 12)
  164. rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy. (Thursday June 13)
  165. sojourn: to dwell for a time; also, a temporary stay. (Friday June 14)
  166. laudable: praiseworthy; commendable. (Saturday June 15)
  167. aesthete: one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty. (Sunday June 16)
  168. perspicacity: clearness of understanding. (Monday June 17)
  169. rara avis: a rare or unique person or thing. (Tuesday June 18)
  170. turpitude: baseness; depravity. (Wednesday June 19)
  171. diffident: bashful or unassertive. (Thursday June 20)
  172. persiflage: frivolous or bantering talk. (Friday June 21)
  173. moribund: dying. (Saturday June 22)
  174. sobriquet: a nickname. (Sunday June 23)
  175. polymath: a person of great or varied learning. (Monday June 24)
  176. appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory. (Tuesday June 25)
  177. hirsute: covered with hair or bristles. (Wednesday June 26)
  178. nadir: the lowest point. (Thursday June 27)
  179. wastrel: a person who wastes; a loafer. (Friday June 28)
  180. facetious: playfully jocular; humorous. (Saturday June 29)
  181. afflatus: a divine inspiration. (Sunday June 30)
  182. cupidity: eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth. (Monday July 01)
  183. intransigent: uncompromising. (Tuesday July 02)
  184. cynosure: a center of attention. (Wednesday July 03)
  185. refulgent: brilliant; resplendent. (Thursday July 04)
  186. concomitant: accompanying; attending. (Friday July 05)
  187. ribald: characterized by, or given to, vulgar humor. (Saturday July 06)
  188. sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables. (Sunday July 07)
  189. deleterious: harmful. (Monday July 08)
  190. temerity: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger. (Tuesday July 09)
  191. extirpate: to eradicate; to destroy. (Wednesday July 10)
  192. lineament: a distinguishing or characteristic feature. (Thursday July 11)
  193. monomania: obsession with a single subject. (Friday July 12)
  194. pari passu: without partiality; equably; fairly. (Saturday July 13)
  195. prelapsarian: pertaining to the time or state before the Fall. (Sunday July 14)
  196. coeval: existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary. (Monday July 15)
  197. immure: to imprison. (Tuesday July 16)
  198. bumptious: crudely, presumptuously, or noisily self-assertive. (Wednesday July 17)
  199. apostasy: desertion or departure from one's faith, principles, or party. (Thursday July 18)
  200. importunate: troublesomely urgent. (Friday July 19)
  201. busker: a street musician or performer. (Saturday July 20)
  202. disconcert: to disturb the composure of. (Sunday July 21)
  203. malfeasance: wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior. (Monday July 22)
  204. intractable: not easily governed, managed, or directed. (Tuesday July 23)
  205. equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear. (Wednesday July 24)
  206. factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work. (Thursday July 25)
  207. peregrination: a traveling from place to place. (Friday July 26)
  208. diaphanous: allowing light to pass through. (Saturday July 27)
  209. quorum: such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business. (Sunday July 28)
  210. relegate: to assign or remove, usually to an inferior position. (Monday July 29)
  211. fanfaronade: empty boasting; bluster. (Tuesday July 30)
  212. roseate: cheerful; bright; also, rose-colored. (Wednesday July 31)
  213. camarilla: a group of secret and often scheming advisers. (Thursday August 01)
  214. torpid: dull; sluggish; apathetic. (Friday August 02)
  215. concomitant: accompanying; attending. (Saturday August 03)
  216. stasis: a state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation. (Sunday August 04)
  217. prepotency: predominance. (Monday August 05)
  218. bagatelle: a trifle; also, a short, light literary or musical piece. (Tuesday August 06)
  219. insensate: lacking sensation or awareness. (Wednesday August 07)
  220. confute: to refute conclusively. (Thursday August 08)
  221. revenant: one who returns after death or a long absence. (Friday August 09)
  222. corroborate: to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence. (Saturday August 10)
  223. exegete: one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works. (Sunday August 11)
  224. dubiety: the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt. (Monday August 12)
  225. carapace: a shell; a protective covering. (Tuesday August 13)
  226. tocsin: a warning. (Wednesday August 14)
  227. puissant: powerful. (Thursday August 15)
  228. aplomb: confidence; coolness. (Friday August 16)
  229. procrastination: To put off doing something. (Saturday August 17)
  230. opportune: suitable for a given purpose or occasion. (Sunday August 18)
  231. renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor. (Monday August 19)
  232. fettle: a state or condition of fitness, order, or mind. (Tuesday August 20)
  233. proponent: an advocate. (Wednesday August 21)
  234. cursory: hastily or superficially performed. (Thursday August 22)
  235. numinous: spiritual. (Friday August 23)
  236. evince: to show in a clear manner. (Saturday August 24)
  237. recondite: difficult to understand. (Sunday August 25)
  238. pelf: money; riches. (Monday August 26)
  239. flagitious: grossly wicked; scandalous. (Tuesday August 27)
  240. auspicious: favorable; also, prosperous; fortunate. (Wednesday August 28)
  241. deliquesce: to melt away or become liquid. (Thursday August 29)
  242. prescient: knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen. (Friday August 30)
  243. indigent: extremely poor. (Saturday August 31)
  244. palpable: plain; distinct; obvious. (Sunday September 01)
  245. billingsgate: foul, abusive language. (Monday September 02)
  246. anodyne: serving to relieve pain. (Tuesday September 03)
  247. schadenfreude: a malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others. (Wednesday September 04)
  248. euphonious: pleasing or sweet in sound. (Thursday September 05)
  249. quaff: to drink heartily. (Friday September 06)
  250. ostensible: appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. (Saturday September 07)
  251. xenophobia: fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign. (Sunday September 08)
  252. recrimination: a counter accusation. (Monday September 09)
  253. malleable: capable of being shaped; also, adaptable. (Tuesday September 10)
  254. perdurable: very durable; long lasting. (Wednesday September 11)
  255. onus: burden; also, blame; stigma. (Thursday September 12)
  256. triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13. (Friday September 13)
  257. bravado: a real or pretended show of courage or boldness. (Saturday September 14)
  258. littoral: pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean. (Sunday September 15)
  259. redivivus: living again; revived; restored. (Monday September 16)
  260. paladin: a champion of a cause. (Tuesday September 17)
  261. bootless: unavailing; useless. (Wednesday September 18)
  262. gimcrack: a showy but useless or worthless object. (Thursday September 19)
  263. munificent: very generous. (Friday September 20)
  264. hobnob: to associate familiarly. (Saturday September 21)
  265. fiduciary: relating to the holding of something in trust for another. (Sunday September 22)
  266. indelible: that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, or the like. (Monday September 23)
  267. fortuitous: happening by chance. (Tuesday September 24)
  268. diktat: an authoritative decree or order. (Wednesday September 25)
  269. boulevardier: a man-about-town. (Thursday September 26)
  270. convivial: relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; festive. (Friday September 27)
  271. legerdemain: sleight of hand. (Saturday September 28)
  272. foment: to nurse to life or activity; to incite. (Sunday September 29)
  273. concatenation: a chain; a succession. (Monday September 30)
  274. parsimonious: frugal to excess. (Tuesday October 01)
  275. moiety: a half; a small part. (Wednesday October 02)
  276. venial: capable of being forgiven; excusable. (Thursday October 03)
  277. accede: to agree or assent; also, to become a party. (Friday October 04)
  278. portend: to foreshadow; to bode. (Saturday October 05)
  279. chthonic: dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld. (Sunday October 06)
  280. mercurial: changeable; temperamental; volatile. (Monday October 07)
  281. ineffable: incapable of being expressed. (Tuesday October 08)
  282. adventitious: added extrinsically; not essentially inherent. (Wednesday October 09)
  283. omnipresent: present in all places at the same time. (Thursday October 10)
  284. gourmand: one who enjoys good food in great quantities. (Friday October 11)
  285. crepuscular: pertaining to twilight. (Saturday October 12)
  286. exalt: to praise, glorify, or honor. (Sunday October 13)
  287. contradistinction: distinction by contrast. (Monday October 14)
  288. soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep. (Tuesday October 15)
  289. deride: to laugh at with contempt. (Wednesday October 16)
  290. laconic: using or marked by the use of a minimum of words. (Thursday October 17)
  291. bellwether: a leader or leading indicator. (Friday October 18)
  292. effulgence: the state of being bright and radiant. (Saturday October 19)
  293. riparian: of or pertaining to the bank of a river. (Sunday October 20)
  294. mordant: biting; caustic; sarcastic. (Monday October 21)
  295. woebegone: woeful; also, run-down. (Tuesday October 22)
  296. scintilla: a tiny amount; a spark. (Wednesday October 23)
  297. halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy. (Thursday October 24)
  298. tendentious: marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view. (Friday October 25)
  299. palimpsest: an object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent. (Saturday October 26)
  300. ostentation: excessive or pretentious display. (Sunday October 27)
  301. captious: disposed to find fault or raise objections. (Monday October 28)
  302. ersatz: being a substitute or imitation. (Tuesday October 29)
  303. paroxysm: an outburst; a fit. (Wednesday October 30)
  304. tenebrous: dark; gloomy. (Thursday October 31)
  305. cadre: a core or nucleus of trained or otherwise qualified personnel around which an organization is formed. (Friday November 01)
  306. gubernatorial: of or pertaining to a governor. (Saturday November 02)
  307. inscrutable: difficult to fathom or understand. (Sunday November 03)
  308. parley: a conference or discussion; also, to confer. (Monday November 04)
  309. clarion: a kind of trumpet; also, loud and clear. (Tuesday November 05)
  310. circumambient: surrounding; encompassing. (Wednesday November 06)
  311. trammel: something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom; also, to hamper. (Thursday November 07)
  312. matutinal: relating to or occurring in the morning. (Friday November 08)
  313. beneficence: the practice of doing good. (Saturday November 09)
  314. aver: to assert as true. (Sunday November 10)
  315. nugatory: insignificant; also, ineffectual. (Monday November 11)
  316. multifarious: having great diversity or variety. (Tuesday November 12)
  317. impassive: devoid of emotion; also, showing no emotion. (Wednesday November 13)
  318. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness. (Thursday November 14)
  319. segue: to proceed without interruption. (Friday November 15)
  320. visage: the face; also, appearance; aspect. (Saturday November 16)
  321. obsequious: servilely attentive; fawning. (Sunday November 17)
  322. pukka: genuine, authentic, or good; proper. (Monday November 18)
  323. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. (Tuesday November 19)
  324. foment: to nurse to life or activity; to incite. (Wednesday November 20)
  325. missive: a written message; a letter. (Thursday November 21)
  326. hale: free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy. (Friday November 22)
  327. edacious: given to eating. (Saturday November 23)
  328. algorithm: a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. (Sunday November 24)
  329. bouleversement: complete overthrow; a reversal. (Monday November 25)
  330. practicable: feasible; also, usable. (Tuesday November 26)
  331. encumbrance: a burden, impediment, or hindrance. (Wednesday November 27)
  332. repast: a meal. (Thursday November 28)
  333. panacea: a cure-all. (Friday November 29)
  334. circumlocution: the use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few. (Saturday November 30)
  335. meticulous: extremely careful about details. (Sunday December 01)
  336. wayworn: wearied by traveling. (Monday December 02)
  337. parlous: fraught with danger; hazardous. (Tuesday December 03)
  338. vim: energy; vigor. (Wednesday December 04)
  339. booboisie: a class of people regarded as stupid or foolish. (Thursday December 05)
  340. orotund: full in sound; also, bombastic. (Friday December 06)
  341. palindrome: a word, verse, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. (Saturday December 07)
  342. flippant: showing inappropriate levity; pert. (Sunday December 08)
  343. irrefragable: impossible to refute. (Monday December 09)
  344. cogent: appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing. (Tuesday December 10)
  345. ukase: an edict. (Wednesday December 11)
  346. fetid: stinking. (Thursday December 12)
  347. badinage: light, playful talk. (Friday December 13)
  348. atelier: a workshop; a studio. (Saturday December 14)
  349. posit: to postulate; also, to suggest. (Sunday December 15)
  350. callow: immature. (Monday December 16)
  351. succinct: brief; concise. (Tuesday December 17)
  352. lugubrious: mournful; gloomy; dismal. (Wednesday December 18)
  353. officious: meddlesome. (Thursday December 19)
  354. castigate: to punish or criticize severely. (Friday December 20)
  355. propinquity: nearness. (Saturday December 21)
  356. descant: a discourse; also, to discourse. (Sunday December 22)
  357. robustious: boisterous; vigorous. (Monday December 23)
  358. subfusc: dark or dull in color. (Tuesday December 24)
  359. jollification: merrymaking; revelry. (Wednesday December 25)
  360. doff: to take off; to remove; also, to rid oneself of. (Thursday December 26)
  361. conurbation: an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities. (Friday December 27)
  362. pugilist: a boxer. (Saturday December 28)
  363. gewgaw: a trinket; a bauble. (Sunday December 29)
  364. quiddity: the essence or nature of a thing. (Monday December 30)
  365. complement: something that fills up or completes. (Tuesday December 31)

 







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