Word of the Day Archive
January 2003

  1. slugabed: one who stays in bed until a late hour.
  2. manse: a large and imposing residence.
  3. rebarbative: repellent; irritating.
  4. felicitous: apt or appropriate; also, delightful.
  5. nostrum: a questionable remedy.
  6. subaltern: subordinate.
  7. quidnunc: a gossip; a busybody.
  8. provenance: origin; source.
  9. obviate: to anticipate and dispose of or make unnecessary.
  10. lucre: money; profit.
  11. dudgeon: a state or fit of intense indignation.
  12. gloaming: twilight; dusk.
  13. sedulous: diligent in application or pursuit.
  14. querulous: habitually complaining; also, expressing complaint.
  15. restive: resisting control; stubborn.
  16. abstemious: temperate; abstinent; refraining from indulgence.
  17. fop: a man who is vain about his dress and appearance.
  18. apparition: a ghost; also, an unexpected appearance.
  19. inveterate: deep-rooted; of long standing.
  20. glower: to stare angrily or with a scowl.
  21. itinerant: traveling from place to place.
  22. risible: exciting or provoking laughter.
  23. lackadaisical: lacking spirit or liveliness.
  24. scuttlebutt: gossip; rumor.
  25. consanguineous: related by blood; descended from the same ancestor.
  26. milieu: environment; setting.
  27. capacious: able to contain much.
  28. pule: to whimper; to whine.
  29. sublunary: situated beneath the moon; terrestrial.
  30. cavil: to raise trivial objections; also, a trivial objection.
  31. impecunious: habitually without money; poor.

 







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