Word of the Day Archive
July 2005

  1. garrulous: talkative; also, wordy.
  2. acumen: quickness or keenness of perception or discernment.
  3. sentient: capable of perceiving by the senses.
  4. varicolored: having a variety of colors.
  5. nostrum: a questionable remedy.
  6. rictus: a gaping grin or grimace.
  7. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
  8. somnolent: drowsy; also, tending to cause sleepiness.
  9. mien: demeanor; also, aspect; appearance.
  10. potable: drinkable; also, a beverage, especially an alcoholic one.
  11. temerarious: reckless; rash.
  12. introspection: the act or process of self-examination; reflection.
  13. malfeasance: wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior.
  14. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
  15. atelier: a workshop; a studio.
  16. apparition: a ghost; also, an unexpected appearance.
  17. propinquity: nearness.
  18. ersatz: being a substitute or imitation.
  19. flummox: to confuse; to perplex.
  20. iota: a very small quantity or degree.
  21. ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest.
  22. assuage: to soften; to ease, or lessen.
  23. regale: to entertain with something that delights.
  24. eke: to gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty.
  25. badinage: light, playful talk.
  26. indelible: that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, or the like.
  27. volte-face: an about-face.
  28. kismet: destiny; fate.
  29. refulgent: brilliant; resplendent.
  30. caesura: a break or pause in a line of verse; also, any break or pause.
  31. wastrel: a person who wastes; a loafer.


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