Word of the Day Archive
April 2004

  1. puckish: whimsical; mischievous; impish.
  2. coterminous: of equal extent or duration.
  3. mountebank: a quack; also, a charlatan.
  4. tirade: a long angry speech.
  5. palaver: idle talk; also, to talk idly.
  6. vertiginous: causing dizziness; also, giddy; dizzy.
  7. remonstrate: to present and urge reasons in opposition.
  8. bailiwick: a person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work.
  9. impregnable: able to resist attack.
  10. renege: to go back on a promise or commitment.
  11. apprise: to give notice to; to inform.
  12. improvident: lacking foresight; negligent; thoughtless.
  13. carom: to strike and rebound; also, a glancing off.
  14. myrmidon: a loyal follower.
  15. privation: the state of being deprived of something.
  16. ossify: to harden or to become bone.
  17. troglodyte: someone who dwells in a cave.
  18. wan: pale; also, lacking vitality or intensity.
  19. peremptory: precluding or putting an end to all debate or action.
  20. harbinger: a precursor; one that presages what is to come.
  21. small beer: weak beer; also, matters of little importance.
  22. commodious: comfortably spacious; roomy.
  23. scapegrace: one who is wild and reckless.
  24. nascent: beginning to exist.
  25. gravid: pregnant.
  26. lucubration: laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night.
  27. supine: lying on the back; also, indolent; listless.
  28. heterodox: holding unorthodox opinions.
  29. predilection: an established preference.
  30. verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability.


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