Word of the Day Archive
January 2006

  1. vim: energy; vigor.
  2. plenary: full; complete.
  3. gastronome: a lover of good food and drink.
  4. sine qua non: an indispensable thing.
  5. exegete: one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
  6. recondite: difficult to understand.
  7. diktat: an authoritative decree or order.
  8. esurient: hungry; greedy.
  9. ineffable: incapable of being expressed.
  10. dubiety: the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt.
  11. pugilist: a boxer.
  12. renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
  13. sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables.
  14. encumbrance: a burden, impediment, or hindrance.
  15. pugnacious: combative; quarrelsome.
  16. capricious: whimsical; changeable.
  17. comity: a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect.
  18. quondam: former; sometime.
  19. ergo: therefore; consequently.
  20. susurration: a whispering; a soft murmur.
  21. irrefragable: impossible to refute.
  22. tutelage: guardianship; protection; also, instruction.
  23. incommunicado: without means or right to communicate.
  24. predilection: an established preference.
  25. flippant: showing inappropriate levity; pert.
  26. grandee: a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman.
  27. wunderkind: one who achieves success or acclaim during youth.
  28. lucre: money; profit.
  29. epigone: an inferior imitator.
  30. sang-froid: coolness in trying circumstances.
  31. consanguineous: related by blood; descended from the same ancestor.


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