Word of the Day Archive
June 2005

  1. fetter: a restraint; also, to impose restraints on.
  2. tumid: swollen; bulging; also, bombastic.
  3. agglomeration: a cluster or mass.
  4. odium: intense hatred or dislike.
  5. unfledged: not fully developed; immature.
  6. countenance: appearance or expression of the face; also, to tolerate or encourage.
  7. betimes: early; also, on occasion.
  8. glutinous: gluey; sticky.
  9. durance: imprisonment.
  10. ingenuous: demonstrating childlike simplicity; also, open; frank.
  11. manumit: to free from slavery or servitude.
  12. hermitage: a secluded residence; a retreat.
  13. blandishment: flattering speech or action.
  14. peradventure: chance, uncertainty, or doubt.
  15. antiquarian: one who collects, studies, or deals in antiquities.
  16. naif: a naive or inexperienced person.
  17. altercation: a heated, noisy, or angry dispute.
  18. quorum: such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
  19. gravitas: high seriousness.
  20. exigent: requiring immediate aid or action; also, demanding.
  21. irascible: easily provoked to anger.
  22. ineluctable: impossible to avoid or evade.
  23. voluble: characterized by a ready flow of speech.
  24. commination: a denunciation.
  25. philomath: a lover of learning; a scholar.
  26. amative: pertaining to or disposed to love.
  27. callow: immature.
  28. woebegone: woeful; also, run-down.
  29. lineament: a distinguishing or characteristic feature.
  30. abscond: to depart secretly.


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