Word of the Day Archive
February 2002

  1. volte-face: an about-face.
  2. exiguous: scanty; meager; small; slender.
  3. pecuniary: relating to money.
  4. traduce: to vilify.
  5. postprandial: happening or done after a meal.
  6. sinecure: an office or position that involves little work or responsibility.
  7. apogee: the highest point.
  8. incontrovertible: indisputable; unquestionable.
  9. furbelow: something showy or superfluous.
  10. maudlin: excessively sentimental.
  11. exigent: requiring immediate aid or action; also, demanding.
  12. contravene: to act or be counter to.
  13. temerarious: reckless; rash.
  14. philter: a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love.
  15. reticent: inclined to keep silent.
  16. pronunciamento: a proclamation; a pronouncement.
  17. voluble: characterized by a ready flow of speech.
  18. erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge.
  19. quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary.
  20. roister: to revel; to carouse.
  21. seriatim: in a series; one after another.
  22. detritus: debris.
  23. sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
  24. loquacious: very talkative.
  25. tyro: a novice.
  26. salubrious: healthful.
  27. evanescent: fleeting.
  28. ineluctable: impossible to avoid or evade.


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