Word of the Day Archive
April 2003

  1. chicanery: the use of trickery to deceive.
  2. minatory: threatening; menacing.
  3. stentorian: extremely loud.
  4. circumspect: cautious; prudent.
  5. plebeian: common; vulgar.
  6. explicate: to explain.
  7. censorious: harshly critical.
  8. equable: equal and uniform; also, not easily disturbed.
  9. assiduous: constant in application or attention.
  10. noisome: offensive or disgusting; also, harmful; unwholesome.
  11. inure: to make used to; also, to take or have effect.
  12. bivouac: a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp.
  13. confrere: a colleague, comrade, or intimate associate.
  14. tmesis: in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word.
  15. umbrage: offense; resentment.
  16. susurrus: a whispering or rustling sound.
  17. canorous: melodious; musical.
  18. trepidation: a state of dread or alarm; apprehension.
  19. sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable.
  20. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams.
  21. maelstrom: a large, powerful whirlpool; also, a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs.
  22. epigone: an inferior imitator.
  23. nonage: a period of youth or immaturity.
  24. quiescent: at rest; still; inactive.
  25. maladroit: awkward; unskillful; inept.
  26. virtu: love of or taste for fine objects of art; also, productions of art.
  27. outré: unconventional; eccentric; bizarre.
  28. sartorial: of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or clothing.
  29. lacuna: a blank space; a missing part.
  30. funereal: pertaining to or suiting a funeral; gloomy; mournful.


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