Word of the Day Archive
September 2004

  1. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
  2. plenipotentiary: invested with full power.
  3. myriad: consisting of a very great but indefinite number; also, a very great many.
  4. bricolage: construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
  5. malodorous: having a bad odor.
  6. pied-a-terre: a temporary or second place of lodging.
  7. epicene: having the characteristics of both the male and the female.
  8. skulduggery: devious, dishonest, or unscrupulous behavior or activity.
  9. adage: an old saying.
  10. wizened: shriveled; withered.
  11. indefatigable: untiring.
  12. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself).
  13. appellation: a name, title, or designation.
  14. longueur: a tedious passage in a work of literature or performance art.
  15. rivulet: a small stream or brook.
  16. chimera: a mental fabrication.
  17. avoirdupois: weight; heaviness.
  18. machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
  19. calumny: malicious misrepresentation; slander.
  20. fatidic: of, relating to, or characterized by prophecy.
  21. tatterdemalion: a person dressed in tattered clothing.
  22. confabulation: familiar talk.
  23. inkhorn: affectedly or ostentatiously learned.
  24. quash: to annul; also, to crush; to subdue.
  25. wiseacre: a smart aleck.
  26. cacophony: harsh or discordant sound.
  27. excursus: a digression.
  28. credulous: inclined to believe too readily.
  29. harangue: a speech addressed to a public assembly; also, a noisy or pompous speech.
  30. ignoble: not noble.


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