Word of the Day Archive
August 2002

  1. camarilla: a group of secret and often scheming advisers.
  2. torpid: dull; sluggish; apathetic.
  3. concomitant: accompanying; attending.
  4. stasis: a state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
  5. prepotency: predominance.
  6. bagatelle: a trifle; also, a short, light literary or musical piece.
  7. insensate: lacking sensation or awareness.
  8. confute: to refute conclusively.
  9. revenant: one who returns after death or a long absence.
  10. corroborate: to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
  11. exegete: one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
  12. dubiety: the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt.
  13. carapace: a shell; a protective covering.
  14. tocsin: a warning.
  15. puissant: powerful.
  16. aplomb: confidence; coolness.
  17. procrastination: To put off doing something.
  18. opportune: suitable for a given purpose or occasion.
  19. renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
  20. fettle: a state or condition of fitness, order, or mind.
  21. proponent: an advocate.
  22. cursory: hastily or superficially performed.
  23. numinous: spiritual.
  24. evince: to show in a clear manner.
  25. recondite: difficult to understand.
  26. pelf: money; riches.
  27. flagitious: grossly wicked; scandalous.
  28. auspicious: favorable; also, prosperous; fortunate.
  29. deliquesce: to melt away or become liquid.
  30. prescient: knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
  31. indigent: extremely poor.


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