Word of the Day Archive
January 2005

  1. transmute: to change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another.
  2. galumph: to move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.
  3. rejoinder: an answer to a reply.
  4. distrait: divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety.
  5. vituperation: abusive language.
  6. lubricious: lewd; also, slippery or smooth.
  7. oblation: an offering.
  8. putsch: an attempt to overthrow a government.
  9. impervious: impenetrable; also, not capable of being affected.
  10. cosmopolite: a cosmopolitan person.
  11. quagmire: a predicament.
  12. eldritch: unearthly; weird; eerie.
  13. indurate: to make hard; to harden.
  14. slake: to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
  15. profuse: plentiful; copious.
  16. hubris: overbearing pride or presumption.
  17. apogee: the highest point.
  18. voluble: characterized by a ready flow of speech.
  19. bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol.
  20. perfunctory: done routinely.
  21. omnipresent: present in all places at the same time.
  22. forlorn: sad and lonely because deserted, abandoned, or lost.
  23. evince: to show in a clear manner.
  24. seriatim: in a series; one after another.
  25. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.
  26. turpitude: baseness; depravity.
  27. moiety: a half; a small part.
  28. bete noire: something or someone particularly detested or avoided.
  29. stasis: a state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
  30. extirpate: to eradicate; to destroy.
  31. perdurable: very durable; long lasting.


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