Word of the Day Archive
September 2003

  1. supercilious: disdainfully arrogant.
  2. en masse: all together; as a whole.
  3. cadge: to beg; to sponge.
  4. perambulate: to stroll; to walk through or over.
  5. agog: in eager desire.
  6. innocuous: harmless; also, unlikely to offend or provoke.
  7. mimetic: imitative.
  8. defenestrate: to throw out of a window.
  9. métier: an occupation, especially in which one excels.
  10. caveat: a warning or caution.
  11. succor: aid; help; also, to help or relieve.
  12. inveigh: to rail (against some person or thing).
  13. stoic: indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; also, one who is stoic.
  14. confluence: a flowing or coming together.
  15. hortatory: serving to encourage or incite.
  16. dotage: feebleness of mind due to old age.
  17. canard: an unfounded or false report.
  18. malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
  19. transmogrify: to transform.
  20. evince: to show in a clear manner.
  21. gesticulate: to make gestures or motions.
  22. martinet: a strict disciplinarian.
  23. supernumerary: exceeding a necessary or usual number.
  24. deus ex machina: an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
  25. hobbledehoy: an awkward, gawky young fellow.
  26. toothsome: pleasing to the taste; palatable.
  27. ascribe: to attribute.
  28. titivate: to make decorative additions to; to spruce.
  29. uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
  30. atrabilious: irritable; ill-natured.


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