Word of the Day Archive
July 2004

  1. tete-a-tete: a private conversation.
  2. agon: struggle; conflict.
  3. collegial: characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues.
  4. ludic: playful.
  5. refractory: stubbornly disobedient.
  6. congeries: a collection; an aggregation.
  7. errant: wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving.
  8. teetotaler: one pledged to abstinence from alcoholic drinks.
  9. flummery: mumbo jumbo; nonsense.
  10. overweening: overbearing; also, excessive.
  11. acrimony: bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness.
  12. remunerate: to pay an equivalent to for any service, loss, or expense.
  13. supernal: being on high; celestial.
  14. libation: the act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice; also, a beverage.
  15. acuity: acuteness of perception or vision.
  16. salient: noticeable; also, projecting; also, leaping.
  17. pandemic: affecting a whole people or a number of countries.
  18. entreat: to ask for or request earnestly.
  19. ineffectual: without effect; weak; useless.
  20. hypnagogic: inducing sleep; of or pertaining to drowsiness.
  21. draconian: excessively harsh; severe.
  22. eructation: the act of belching; a belch.
  23. treacly: overly sweet or sentimental.
  24. sciolism: superficial knowledge.
  25. beau ideal: a perfect or an idealized type or model.
  26. incarnadine: pink or red; also, to redden.
  27. roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative.
  28. aerie: a nest or dwelling built in a lofty place.
  29. ensorcell: to enchant; to bewitch.
  30. lapidary: of or pertaining to stone cutting; also, terse or refined in expression.
  31. megrim: a migraine; also, a fancy or whim; in the plural, low spirits.


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