Word of the Day Archive
May 2005

  1. palindrome: a word, verse, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.
  2. supplicate: to make a humble and earnest petition.
  3. labile: open to change; apt or likely to change.
  4. traduce: to vilify.
  5. claque: a group of fawning admirers.
  6. frisson: a sudden, passing sensation of excitement.
  7. extempore: without premeditation or preparation.
  8. cosset: to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
  9. aver: to assert as true.
  10. wayworn: wearied by traveling.
  11. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
  12. concomitant: accompanying; attending.
  13. triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.
  14. indolent: lazy; inactive.
  15. lenity: the state or quality of being lenient.
  16. camarilla: a group of secret and often scheming advisers.
  17. ablution: the washing of the body or some part of it.
  18. untoward: not favorable or fortunate; also, improper.
  19. menagerie: a collection of wild or unusual animals; also, a diverse group.
  20. presage: an omen; also, to predict.
  21. abnegate: refuse or deny oneself; also, to give up (rights, claims, etc.).
  22. faction: a usually contentious group or party; also, internal dissension.
  23. pallor: unusual or extreme paleness.
  24. suffuse: spread through or over; to flush.
  25. artifice: an artful trick, stratagem or device; also, cleverness, skill.
  26. saturnine: sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
  27. lionize: to treat or regard as an object great interest or importance.
  28. finical: finicky.
  29. pliant: easily bent or flexed; also, easily influenced; compliant.
  30. dissemble: to hide under a false appearance; also, to assume a false appearance.
  31. recreant: cowardly; also, unfaithful or disloyal.

 







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