Word of the Day Archive
November 2002

  1. cadre: a core or nucleus of trained or otherwise qualified personnel around which an organization is formed.
  2. gubernatorial: of or pertaining to a governor.
  3. inscrutable: difficult to fathom or understand.
  4. parley: a conference or discussion; also, to confer.
  5. clarion: a kind of trumpet; also, loud and clear.
  6. circumambient: surrounding; encompassing.
  7. trammel: something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom; also, to hamper.
  8. matutinal: relating to or occurring in the morning.
  9. beneficence: the practice of doing good.
  10. aver: to assert as true.
  11. nugatory: insignificant; also, ineffectual.
  12. multifarious: having great diversity or variety.
  13. impassive: devoid of emotion; also, showing no emotion.
  14. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
  15. segue: to proceed without interruption.
  16. visage: the face; also, appearance; aspect.
  17. obsequious: servilely attentive; fawning.
  18. pukka: genuine, authentic, or good; proper.
  19. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.
  20. foment: to nurse to life or activity; to incite.
  21. missive: a written message; a letter.
  22. hale: free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy.
  23. edacious: given to eating.
  24. algorithm: a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem.
  25. bouleversement: complete overthrow; a reversal.
  26. practicable: feasible; also, usable.
  27. encumbrance: a burden, impediment, or hindrance.
  28. repast: a meal.
  29. panacea: a cure-all.
  30. circumlocution: the use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few.


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