Word of the Day Archive
October 2004

  1. enunciate: to utter articulately; also, to state or set forth precisely or systematically.
  2. acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
  3. cudgel: a short heavy stick.
  4. abulia: loss or impairment of the ability to act or to make decisions.
  5. didactic: conveying instruction; teaching some moral lesson.
  6. rapprochement: the establishment or state of cordial relations.
  7. tremulous: shaking, quivering; also, affected with fear.
  8. histrionic: theatrical.
  9. cohort: a group; also, a companion or associate.
  10. egress: the act of going out or leaving; exit.
  11. indigence: extreme poverty.
  12. effusive: excessively demonstrative.
  13. obeisance: an expression of deference.
  14. affray: a tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl.
  15. prima facie: at first view.
  16. undulant: resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence.
  17. convivial: relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; festive.
  18. maunder: to talk or wander aimlessly.
  19. corpulent: very fat; obese.
  20. popinjay: a vain and talkative person.
  21. vatic: of or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy.
  22. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity.
  23. caterwaul: to make a harsh cry or screech.
  24. acerbic: sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone.
  25. heterogeneous: consisting of dissimilar elements.
  26. rodomontade: pretentious, bragging speech.
  27. hoary: tedious from familiarity; stale.
  28. foundling: a deserted or abandoned child.
  29. cavort: to bound or prance about.
  30. inexorable: unyielding; relentless.
  31. diablerie: sorcery; also, mischievous conduct.


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