Word of the Day Archive
July 2002

  1. cupidity: eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth.
  2. intransigent: uncompromising.
  3. cynosure: a center of attention.
  4. refulgent: brilliant; resplendent.
  5. concomitant: accompanying; attending.
  6. ribald: characterized by, or given to, vulgar humor.
  7. sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables.
  8. deleterious: harmful.
  9. temerity: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger.
  10. extirpate: to eradicate; to destroy.
  11. lineament: a distinguishing or characteristic feature.
  12. monomania: obsession with a single subject.
  13. pari passu: without partiality; equably; fairly.
  14. prelapsarian: pertaining to the time or state before the Fall.
  15. coeval: existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary.
  16. immure: to imprison.
  17. bumptious: crudely, presumptuously, or noisily self-assertive.
  18. apostasy: desertion or departure from one's faith, principles, or party.
  19. importunate: troublesomely urgent.
  20. busker: a street musician or performer.
  21. disconcert: to disturb the composure of.
  22. malfeasance: wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior.
  23. intractable: not easily governed, managed, or directed.
  24. equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear.
  25. factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work.
  26. peregrination: a traveling from place to place.
  27. diaphanous: allowing light to pass through.
  28. quorum: such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
  29. relegate: to assign or remove, usually to an inferior position.
  30. fanfaronade: empty boasting; bluster.
  31. roseate: cheerful; bright; also, rose-colored.


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