Word of the Day Archive
2006

  1. vim: energy; vigor. (Sunday January 01)
  2. plenary: full; complete. (Monday January 02)
  3. gastronome: a lover of good food and drink. (Tuesday January 03)
  4. sine qua non: an indispensable thing. (Wednesday January 04)
  5. exegete: one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works. (Thursday January 05)
  6. recondite: difficult to understand. (Friday January 06)
  7. diktat: an authoritative decree or order. (Saturday January 07)
  8. esurient: hungry; greedy. (Sunday January 08)
  9. ineffable: incapable of being expressed. (Monday January 09)
  10. dubiety: the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt. (Tuesday January 10)
  11. pugilist: a boxer. (Wednesday January 11)
  12. renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor. (Thursday January 12)
  13. sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables. (Friday January 13)
  14. encumbrance: a burden, impediment, or hindrance. (Saturday January 14)
  15. pugnacious: combative; quarrelsome. (Sunday January 15)
  16. capricious: whimsical; changeable. (Monday January 16)
  17. comity: a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect. (Tuesday January 17)
  18. quondam: former; sometime. (Wednesday January 18)
  19. ergo: therefore; consequently. (Thursday January 19)
  20. susurration: a whispering; a soft murmur. (Friday January 20)
  21. irrefragable: impossible to refute. (Saturday January 21)
  22. tutelage: guardianship; protection; also, instruction. (Sunday January 22)
  23. incommunicado: without means or right to communicate. (Monday January 23)
  24. predilection: an established preference. (Tuesday January 24)
  25. flippant: showing inappropriate levity; pert. (Wednesday January 25)
  26. grandee: a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman. (Thursday January 26)
  27. wunderkind: one who achieves success or acclaim during youth. (Friday January 27)
  28. lucre: money; profit. (Saturday January 28)
  29. epigone: an inferior imitator. (Sunday January 29)
  30. sang-froid: coolness in trying circumstances. (Monday January 30)
  31. consanguineous: related by blood; descended from the same ancestor. (Tuesday January 31)
  32. malleable: capable of being shaped; also, adaptable. (Wednesday February 01)
  33. parlous: fraught with danger; hazardous. (Thursday February 02)
  34. disparate: fundamentally different; also, composed of dissimilar elements. (Friday February 03)
  35. sapient: wise; sage; discerning. (Saturday February 04)
  36. visage: the face; also, appearance; aspect. (Sunday February 05)
  37. excoriate: to express strong disapproval of; also, to flay. (Monday February 06)
  38. tendentious: marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view. (Tuesday February 07)
  39. milieu: environment; setting. (Wednesday February 08)
  40. deus ex machina: an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty. (Thursday February 09)
  41. autodidact: one who is self-taught. (Friday February 10)
  42. stertorous: characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound. (Saturday February 11)
  43. eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable. (Sunday February 12)
  44. concupiscence: lust. (Monday February 13)
  45. spoony: foolishly or sentimentally in love. (Tuesday February 14)
  46. desideratum: something desired. (Wednesday February 15)
  47. malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being. (Thursday February 16)
  48. imbue: to dye; to instill profoundly. (Friday February 17)
  49. canard: an unfounded or false report. (Saturday February 18)
  50. probity: complete and confirmed integrity. (Sunday February 19)
  51. titivate: to make decorative additions to; to spruce. (Monday February 20)
  52. jovial: merry; joyous; jolly. (Tuesday February 21)
  53. salutary: beneficial; also, healthful. (Wednesday February 22)
  54. alacrity: a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness. (Thursday February 23)
  55. munificent: very generous. (Friday February 24)
  56. cogent: appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing. (Saturday February 25)
  57. apothegm: a short, witty, and instructive saying. (Sunday February 26)
  58. posit: to postulate; also, to suggest. (Monday February 27)
  59. scion: a descendant; an heir. (Tuesday February 28)
  60. doula: a woman who assists in childbirth. (Wednesday March 01)
  61. largess: generous giving; also, gifts of money or other valuables. (Thursday March 02)
  62. dilettante: an amateur; also, an admirer or lover of the fine arts. (Friday March 03)
  63. simulacrum: a representation; an insubstantial or vague semblance. (Saturday March 04)
  64. toothsome: pleasing to the taste; palatable. (Sunday March 05)
  65. countermand: to revoke (a former command) or recall by a contrary order. (Monday March 06)
  66. expropriate: to deprive of possession; also, to transfer (property) to oneself. (Tuesday March 07)
  67. perambulate: to stroll; to walk through or over. (Wednesday March 08)
  68. contradistinction: distinction by contrast. (Thursday March 09)
  69. ululate: to howl; to wail. (Friday March 10)
  70. crapulous: given to or characterized by excess in drinking or eating. (Saturday March 11)
  71. parvenu: an upstart; one newly risen in class or economic status. (Sunday March 12)
  72. manse: a large and imposing residence. (Monday March 13)
  73. uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife. (Tuesday March 14)
  74. Ides: the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months. (Wednesday March 15)
  75. megalomania: a mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur. (Thursday March 16)
  76. verdant: green. (Friday March 17)
  77. amalgam: an alloy of mercury with other metals; also, a mixture. (Saturday March 18)
  78. dudgeon: a state or fit of intense indignation. (Sunday March 19)
  79. paragon: a model of excellence or perfection. (Monday March 20)
  80. aubade: a song greeting the dawn. (Tuesday March 21)
  81. succor: aid; help; also, to help or relieve. (Wednesday March 22)
  82. paterfamilias: the male head of a household; the father of a family. (Thursday March 23)
  83. stolid: unexcitable; unemotional. (Friday March 24)
  84. métier: an occupation, especially in which one excels. (Saturday March 25)
  85. bellwether: a leader or leading indicator. (Sunday March 26)
  86. confluence: a flowing or coming together. (Monday March 27)
  87. superfluous: more than is wanted or is sufficient. (Tuesday March 28)
  88. invidious: tending to provoke envy or ill will. (Wednesday March 29)
  89. benignant: kind; gracious; favorable. (Thursday March 30)
  90. edacious: given to eating. (Friday March 31)
  91. chicanery: the use of trickery to deceive. (Saturday April 01)
  92. defenestrate: to throw out of a window. (Sunday April 02)
  93. martinet: a strict disciplinarian. (Monday April 03)
  94. brummagem: cheap and showy; also, spurious. (Tuesday April 04)
  95. cum: with; along with; combined with. (Wednesday April 05)
  96. hobbledehoy: an awkward, gawky young fellow. (Thursday April 06)
  97. fustian: pompous or pretentious language. (Friday April 07)
  98. bonhomie: a pleasant and easy manner. (Saturday April 08)
  99. rusticate: to go to the country. (Sunday April 09)
  100. stripling: an adolescent youth. (Monday April 10)
  101. panoply: a splendid or impressive array. (Tuesday April 11)
  102. coeval: existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary. (Wednesday April 12)
  103. salmagundi: a mixture or assortment; also, a kind of mixed dish or salad. (Thursday April 13)
  104. desuetude: disuse. (Friday April 14)
  105. land of Nod: sleep. (Saturday April 15)
  106. hortatory: serving to encourage or incite. (Sunday April 16)
  107. choler: anger. (Monday April 17)
  108. expeditious: characterized by speed and efficiency. (Tuesday April 18)
  109. implacable: incapable of being pacified. (Wednesday April 19)
  110. patina: a superficial layer. (Thursday April 20)
  111. caveat: a warning or caution. (Friday April 21)
  112. itinerant: traveling from place to place. (Saturday April 22)
  113. agog: in eager desire. (Sunday April 23)
  114. rebarbative: repellent; irritating. (Monday April 24)
  115. sporadic: occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances. (Tuesday April 25)
  116. equipoise: equilibrium; also, counterbalance. (Wednesday April 26)
  117. harridan: a scolding, vicious woman. (Thursday April 27)
  118. provenance: origin; source. (Friday April 28)
  119. microcosm: a smaller, representative system having analogies to a larger system. (Saturday April 29)
  120. gloaming: twilight; dusk. (Sunday April 30)
  121. luminary: any body that gives light; also, a person of eminence or brilliant achievement. (Monday May 01)
  122. daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious. (Tuesday May 02)
  123. temerity: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger. (Wednesday May 03)
  124. wag: a humorous person; a wit. (Thursday May 04)
  125. execrable: detestable; extremely bad. (Friday May 05)
  126. rapine: the act of plundering. (Saturday May 06)
  127. pablum: something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic. (Sunday May 07)
  128. aspersion: a damaging or derogatory remark. (Monday May 08)
  129. otiose: ineffective; also, being at leisure; also, of no use. (Tuesday May 09)
  130. turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous. (Wednesday May 10)
  131. derogate: to deviate from expectation; also, to detract; also, to disparage. (Thursday May 11)
  132. virtu: love of or taste for fine objects of art; also, productions of art. (Friday May 12)
  133. appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory. (Saturday May 13)
  134. cupidity: eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth. (Sunday May 14)
  135. multifarious: having great diversity or variety. (Monday May 15)
  136. fulsome: offensive from excess of praise. (Tuesday May 16)
  137. arrant: outright; thoroughgoing. (Wednesday May 17)
  138. palimpsest: an object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent. (Thursday May 18)
  139. spurious: not genuine; false; illegitimate. (Friday May 19)
  140. cognoscente: a person with special knowledge. (Saturday May 20)
  141. bombinate: to buzz, hum, or drone. (Sunday May 21)
  142. incontrovertible: indisputable; unquestionable. (Monday May 22)
  143. protean: readily assuming different shapes or forms. (Tuesday May 23)
  144. torpid: dull; sluggish; apathetic. (Wednesday May 24)
  145. junta: a governmental council or committee, esp. one that rules after a revolution. (Thursday May 25)
  146. variegated: having marks or patches of different colors; also, varied. (Friday May 26)
  147. malcontent: one who is discontented or dissatisfied. (Saturday May 27)
  148. cerebration: the act or product of thinking. (Sunday May 28)
  149. forfend: to avert; also, to protect or preserve. (Monday May 29)
  150. equable: equal and uniform; also, not easily disturbed. (Tuesday May 30)
  151. pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea. (Wednesday May 31)
  152. stormy petrel: a type of seabird; also, one fond of bringing strife. (Thursday June 01)
  153. neoteric: recent in origin; new. (Friday June 02)
  154. glabrous: without hairs or projections; smooth. (Saturday June 03)
  155. extricate: to free or release from a difficulty or entanglement. (Sunday June 04)
  156. contumely: rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt. (Monday June 05)
  157. bravura: a showy display. (Tuesday June 06)
  158. paucity: fewness; insufficiency. (Wednesday June 07)
  159. arbiter: one having the power of judging and determining. (Thursday June 08)
  160. discrete: constituting a separate thing; also, consisting of distinct or unconnected parts. (Friday June 09)
  161. gainsay: to contradict; to deny. (Saturday June 10)
  162. emolument: the wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor. (Sunday June 11)
  163. billingsgate: foul, abusive language. (Monday June 12)
  164. practicable: feasible; also, usable. (Tuesday June 13)
  165. choleric: easily angered; also, indicating or expressing anger. (Wednesday June 14)
  166. juxtaposition: the act or an instance of placing in nearness. (Thursday June 15)
  167. salad days: a time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion. (Friday June 16)
  168. gravid: pregnant. (Saturday June 17)
  169. transmogrify: to transform. (Sunday June 18)
  170. ephemeron: something short-lived. (Monday June 19)
  171. clemency: disposition to show mercy; also, an act of mercy. (Tuesday June 20)
  172. languor: lack of energy or vitality. (Wednesday June 21)
  173. sobriquet: a nickname. (Thursday June 22)
  174. littoral: pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean. (Friday June 23)
  175. Brobdingnagian: gigantic; enormous. (Saturday June 24)
  176. sedulous: diligent in application or pursuit. (Sunday June 25)
  177. autocrat: a ruler with unlimited authority. (Monday June 26)
  178. copious: large in quantity; also, affording an abundant supply. (Tuesday June 27)
  179. venal: capable of being bought; also, corruptible. (Wednesday June 28)
  180. timorous: full of apprehensiveness; fearful. (Thursday June 29)
  181. aficionado: an enthusiastic admirer; a fan. (Friday June 30)
  182. plaudit: enthusiastic approval. (Saturday July 01)
  183. depredation: an act of plundering or ravaging. (Sunday July 02)
  184. complaisant: exhibiting a desire to please. (Monday July 03)
  185. emblazon: to display pompously; to decorate. (Tuesday July 04)
  186. apotheosis: a model of excellence or perfection of a kind. (Wednesday July 05)
  187. hubris: overbearing pride or presumption. (Thursday July 06)
  188. genuflect: to bend the knee, as in worship; also, to grovel. (Friday July 07)
  189. histrionic: theatrical. (Saturday July 08)
  190. quisling: a collaborator; a traitor. (Sunday July 09)
  191. cap-a-pie: from head to foot. (Monday July 10)
  192. mountebank: a quack; also, a charlatan. (Tuesday July 11)
  193. connubial: of or pertaining to marriage. (Wednesday July 12)
  194. florid: flushed with red; also, excessively ornate. (Thursday July 13)
  195. arrant: outright; thoroughgoing. (Friday July 14)
  196. quandary: a state of difficulty or perplexity. (Saturday July 15)
  197. imbroglio: a complicated and embarrassing state of things. (Sunday July 16)
  198. innocuous: harmless; also, unlikely to offend or provoke. (Monday July 17)
  199. scuttlebutt: gossip; rumor. (Tuesday July 18)
  200. bon ton: the height of the fashion; fashionable society. (Wednesday July 19)
  201. nescience: lack of knowledge or awareness. (Thursday July 20)
  202. exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt. (Friday July 21)
  203. cursory: hastily or superficially performed. (Saturday July 22)
  204. mordant: biting; caustic; sarcastic. (Sunday July 23)
  205. limn: to draw or paint; also, to describe. (Monday July 24)
  206. plebeian: common; vulgar. (Tuesday July 25)
  207. grandiloquent: expressed in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic. (Wednesday July 26)
  208. apologia: a formal defense or justification. (Thursday July 27)
  209. germane: appropriate or fitting; relevant. (Friday July 28)
  210. eschew: to shun; to avoid. (Saturday July 29)
  211. heterogeneous: consisting of dissimilar elements. (Sunday July 30)
  212. contretemps: something inopportune or embarrassing. (Monday July 31)
  213. prima facie: at first view. (Tuesday August 01)
  214. supercilious: disdainfully arrogant. (Wednesday August 02)
  215. concatenation: a chain; a succession. (Thursday August 03)
  216. inveigh: to rail (against some person or thing). (Friday August 04)
  217. sough: to make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound. (Saturday August 05)
  218. avuncular: resembling an uncle, as in kindness or indulgence. (Sunday August 06)
  219. peremptory: precluding or putting an end to all debate or action. (Monday August 07)
  220. ascribe: to attribute. (Tuesday August 08)
  221. compunction: anxiety or unease from guilt; also, a scruple. (Wednesday August 09)
  222. animus: a feeling of ill will; also, animating spirit; disposition. (Thursday August 10)
  223. piebald: mottled; also, mixed. (Friday August 11)
  224. eremite: a hermit. (Saturday August 12)
  225. corroborate: to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence. (Sunday August 13)
  226. fatuous: inanely foolish; stupid; also, illusory. (Monday August 14)
  227. arrogate: to claim or seize without right or justification. (Tuesday August 15)
  228. chary: wary; cautious. (Wednesday August 16)
  229. fortuitous: happening by chance. (Thursday August 17)
  230. adumbrate: to foreshadow; prefigure. (Friday August 18)
  231. supposititious: fraudulently substituted; also, hypothetical. (Saturday August 19)
  232. renege: to go back on a promise or commitment. (Sunday August 20)
  233. vagary: an extravagant, erratic, or unpredictable notion, action, or occurrence. (Monday August 21)
  234. tete-a-tete: a private conversation. (Tuesday August 22)
  235. expiate: to make amends for; to atone for. (Wednesday August 23)
  236. denizen: an inhabitant. (Thursday August 24)
  237. robustious: boisterous; vigorous. (Friday August 25)
  238. provender: food or provisions. (Saturday August 26)
  239. habitue: one who habitually frequents a place. (Sunday August 27)
  240. aegis: a shield; protection. (Monday August 28)
  241. sui generis: unique. (Tuesday August 29)
  242. requisite: required; indispensable. (Wednesday August 30)
  243. explicate: to explain. (Thursday August 31)
  244. acquiesce: to accept or consent passively or without objection. (Friday September 01)
  245. confute: to refute conclusively. (Saturday September 02)
  246. insouciant: marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant. (Sunday September 03)
  247. surcease: cessation; stop; end. (Monday September 04)
  248. arcane: understood or known by only a few. (Tuesday September 05)
  249. verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability. (Wednesday September 06)
  250. pervicacious: stubborn; obstinate. (Thursday September 07)
  251. small beer: weak beer; also, matters of little importance. (Friday September 08)
  252. vade mecum: a book or other thing that one regularly carries about. (Saturday September 09)
  253. suasion: the act of persuading. (Sunday September 10)
  254. pejorative: disparaging; belittling. (Monday September 11)
  255. tetchy: peevish; testy; irritable. (Tuesday September 12)
  256. erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge. (Wednesday September 13)
  257. fanfaronade: empty boasting; bluster. (Thursday September 14)
  258. riparian: of or pertaining to the bank of a river. (Friday September 15)
  259. inhere: to be inherent. (Saturday September 16)
  260. staid: steady or sedate in character. (Sunday September 17)
  261. commodious: comfortably spacious; roomy. (Monday September 18)
  262. improvident: lacking foresight; negligent; thoughtless. (Tuesday September 19)
  263. cataract: a large waterfall; also, a downpour, a flood. (Wednesday September 20)
  264. solace: comfort in grief. (Thursday September 21)
  265. opprobrium: reproach mingled with contempt. (Friday September 22)
  266. stanch: to stop the flowing of; to check. (Saturday September 23)
  267. vertiginous: causing dizziness; also, giddy; dizzy. (Sunday September 24)
  268. militate: to have force or influence. (Monday September 25)
  269. ostensible: appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. (Tuesday September 26)
  270. fulsome: offensive from excess of praise. (Wednesday September 27)
  271. aesthete: one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty. (Thursday September 28)
  272. monomania: obsession with a single subject. (Friday September 29)
  273. prescient: knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen. (Saturday September 30)
  274. swan song: a final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement. (Sunday October 01)
  275. recalcitrant: stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint. (Monday October 02)
  276. indomitable: incapable of being subdued or overcome. (Tuesday October 03)
  277. bloviate: to speak or write in a pompous manner. (Wednesday October 04)
  278. tutelary: guardian; protecting. (Thursday October 05)
  279. privation: the state of being deprived of something. (Friday October 06)
  280. gambol: to dance and skip about in play. (Saturday October 07)
  281. deprecate: to disapprove of; also, to belittle. (Sunday October 08)
  282. braggadocio: empty boasting. (Monday October 09)
  283. perorate: to conclude or sum up a long discourse; also, to speak at length. (Tuesday October 10)
  284. hypnagogic: inducing sleep; of or pertaining to drowsiness. (Wednesday October 11)
  285. concinnity: elegance -- used chiefly of literary style. (Thursday October 12)
  286. extraneous: coming from the outside; also, not essential; also, irrelevant. (Friday October 13)
  287. lascivious: lewd; lustful. (Saturday October 14)
  288. facile: easily done or performed. (Sunday October 15)
  289. tchotchke: a trinket; a knickknack. (Monday October 16)
  290. exemplar: an ideal model or type. (Tuesday October 17)
  291. obstreperous: noisily and stubbornly defiant; also, boisterous. (Wednesday October 18)
  292. qua: in the capacity or character of; as. (Thursday October 19)
  293. ken: knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception. (Friday October 20)
  294. ancillary: subordinate, subsidiary; auxiliary. (Saturday October 21)
  295. perfidy: faithlessness; treachery. (Sunday October 22)
  296. felicitous: apt or appropriate; also, delightful. (Monday October 23)
  297. solicitous: manifesting, expressing, or full of care or concern. (Tuesday October 24)
  298. crabwise: sideways; also, in a cautiously indirect manner. (Wednesday October 25)
  299. rapport: relation characterized by sympathetic understanding. (Thursday October 26)
  300. inveterate: deep-rooted; of long standing. (Friday October 27)
  301. virtu: love of or taste for fine objects of art; also, productions of art. (Saturday October 28)
  302. contemporaneous: originating, existing, or occurring at the same time. (Sunday October 29)
  303. febrile: feverish. (Monday October 30)
  304. wan: pale; also, lacking vitality or intensity. (Tuesday October 31)
  305. prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth. (Wednesday November 01)
  306. ostracize: to banish or expel. (Thursday November 02)
  307. fillip: a snap; also, a stimulus. (Friday November 03)
  308. apocryphal: of doubtful authorship or authenticity. (Saturday November 04)
  309. harangue: a speech addressed to a public assembly; also, a noisy or pompous speech. (Sunday November 05)
  310. copse: a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood. (Monday November 06)
  311. obfuscate: to make obscure or unclear; also, to darken. (Tuesday November 07)
  312. agrestic: pertaining to fields or the country. (Wednesday November 08)
  313. congeries: a collection; an aggregation. (Thursday November 09)
  314. peripatetic: walking about or traveling from place to place. (Friday November 10)
  315. turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous. (Saturday November 11)
  316. idyll: a poem or prose work depicting rural or pastoral life; also, a carefree episode or experience. (Sunday November 12)
  317. ab ovo: from the beginning. (Monday November 13)
  318. gauche: lacking social polish; tactless. (Tuesday November 14)
  319. inexorable: unyielding; relentless. (Wednesday November 15)
  320. putative: commonly thought or deemed; supposed. (Thursday November 16)
  321. dotage: feebleness of mind due to old age. (Friday November 17)
  322. bootless: unavailing; useless. (Saturday November 18)
  323. proclivity: a natural inclination. (Sunday November 19)
  324. exacerbate: to aggravate; to make worse. (Monday November 20)
  325. subaltern: subordinate. (Tuesday November 21)
  326. mollify: to reduce in intensity; to soothe; to soften. (Wednesday November 22)
  327. trencherman: a hearty eater. (Thursday November 23)
  328. avoirdupois: weight; heaviness. (Friday November 24)
  329. inclement: harsh; severe -- especially said of the weather. (Saturday November 25)
  330. travail: painful, arduous work; also, agony, anguish. (Sunday November 26)
  331. equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear. (Monday November 27)
  332. redact: to edit. (Tuesday November 28)
  333. vapid: flat; dull; spiritless. (Wednesday November 29)
  334. galvanic: pertaining to a direct current of electricity; also, having the effect of an electric shock. (Thursday November 30)
  335. debouch: to emerge; to issue. (Friday December 01)
  336. machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end. (Saturday December 02)
  337. unguent: an ointment. (Sunday December 03)
  338. skulk: to hide in a sneaking manner. (Monday December 04)
  339. dictum: an authoritative statement. (Tuesday December 05)
  340. risible: exciting or provoking laughter. (Wednesday December 06)
  341. sartorial: of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or clothing. (Thursday December 07)
  342. interstice: a space between things or parts. (Friday December 08)
  343. Argus-eyed: extremely observant; watchful. (Saturday December 09)
  344. syncretic: uniting and blending together different belief systems. (Sunday December 10)
  345. ossify: to harden or to become bone. (Monday December 11)
  346. approbation: formal or official approval; also, praise. (Tuesday December 12)
  347. inkhorn: affectedly or ostentatiously learned. (Wednesday December 13)
  348. olla podrida: a kind of seasoned stew; also, a mixture, a hodgepodge. (Thursday December 14)
  349. neologism: a new word or expression; the use or creation of new words or expressions. (Friday December 15)
  350. pule: to whimper; to whine. (Saturday December 16)
  351. reticent: inclined to keep silent. (Sunday December 17)
  352. opportune: suitable for a given purpose or occasion. (Monday December 18)
  353. impassive: devoid of emotion; also, showing no emotion. (Tuesday December 19)
  354. derogate: to deviate from expectation; also, to detract; also, to disparage. (Wednesday December 20)
  355. malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being. (Thursday December 21)
  356. flibbertigibbet: a gossip. (Friday December 22)
  357. urbane: polished and smooth in manner. (Saturday December 23)
  358. wassail: an expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one. (Sunday December 24)
  359. irenic: promoting peace. (Monday December 25)
  360. bricolage: construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available. (Tuesday December 26)
  361. efface: to cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc. (Wednesday December 27)
  362. equanimity: mental or emotional stability or composure; calmness. (Thursday December 28)
  363. acuity: acuteness of perception or vision. (Friday December 29)
  364. ignoramus: an ignorant person; a dunce. (Saturday December 30)
  365. fait accompli: an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact. (Sunday December 31)

 







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