Word of the Day Archive
June 2002

  1. kvetch: to complain habitually.
  2. platitude: a banal, trite, or stale thought or remark.
  3. ablution: the washing of the body or some part of it.
  4. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
  5. chagrin: acute vexation or embarrassment.
  6. tortuous: marked by repeated turns and bends.
  7. kismet: destiny; fate.
  8. exacerbate: to aggravate; to make worse.
  9. penchant: a strong liking.
  10. ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest.
  11. garrulous: talkative; also, wordy.
  12. acrid: sharp and harsh; bitter.
  13. rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy.
  14. sojourn: to dwell for a time; also, a temporary stay.
  15. laudable: praiseworthy; commendable.
  16. aesthete: one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty.
  17. perspicacity: clearness of understanding.
  18. rara avis: a rare or unique person or thing.
  19. turpitude: baseness; depravity.
  20. diffident: bashful or unassertive.
  21. persiflage: frivolous or bantering talk.
  22. moribund: dying.
  23. sobriquet: a nickname.
  24. polymath: a person of great or varied learning.
  25. appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory.
  26. hirsute: covered with hair or bristles.
  27. nadir: the lowest point.
  28. wastrel: a person who wastes; a loafer.
  29. facetious: playfully jocular; humorous.
  30. afflatus: a divine inspiration.


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