Word of the Day Archive
March 2005

  1. salubrious: healthful.
  2. fiat: an arbitrary or authoritative command or order.
  3. gelid: extremely cold; icy.
  4. billet: to provide or obtain lodging.
  5. incongruous: lacking in harmony.
  6. nepotism: favoritism shown to members of one's family.
  7. fey: possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality.
  8. ambuscade: an ambush; also, to ambush.
  9. gourmand: one who enjoys good food in great quantities.
  10. lachrymose: given to causing tears.
  11. coquetry: flirtation.
  12. potboiler: a usually inferior literary or artistic work, produced quickly for the purpose of making money.
  13. parse: to analyze.
  14. nimiety: excess.
  15. quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary.
  16. fugacious: lasting but a short time.
  17. cabal: a group that seeks power usually through intrigue.
  18. pecuniary: relating to money.
  19. postprandial: happening or done after a meal.
  20. spoonerism: the transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
  21. furbelow: something showy or superfluous.
  22. stygian: dark and gloomy; also, infernal.
  23. lumpen: those individuals cut off from their normal socioeconomic class.
  24. copacetic: very satisfactory.
  25. pestiferous: bearing or bringing disease, moral harm, or annoyance.
  26. luculent: clear; easily understood.
  27. sapid: having flavor, especially a strong pleasant flavor.
  28. contemn: to scorn; to despise.
  29. aliment: nutriment or sustenance.
  30. temporize: to be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time; also, to go with the times.
  31. magniloquent: lofty or grandiose in speech or expression.


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