Word of the Day Archive
November 2005

  1. alpenglow: a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
  2. subfusc: dark or dull in color.
  3. mores: customs; habits; ways.
  4. dapple: a small contrasting blotch; also, to mark with spots.
  5. winsome: light-hearted.
  6. verdure: greenness.
  7. propitious: presenting favorable circumstances.
  8. nosegay: a bouquet.
  9. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams.
  10. laudable: praiseworthy; commendable.
  11. puissant: powerful.
  12. diadem: a crown.
  13. ebullient: high-spirited.
  14. aplomb: confidence; coolness.
  15. kobold: a kind of domestic spirit in German mythology.
  16. prestidigitation: performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand.
  17. rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy.
  18. lambent: brilliantly playful.
  19. anodyne: serving to relieve pain.
  20. ingenue: a naive girl or young woman, or an actress representing such a person.
  21. subterfuge: a deceptive device or stratagem.
  22. maelstrom: a large, powerful whirlpool; also, a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs.
  23. crepuscular: pertaining to twilight.
  24. repast: a meal.
  25. soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
  26. bivouac: a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp.
  27. quidnunc: a gossip; a busybody.
  28. lassitude: lack of vitality or energy.
  29. billet-doux: a love letter.
  30. wheedle: to entice by flattery.


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