Word of the Day Archive
February 2006

  1. malleable: capable of being shaped; also, adaptable.
  2. parlous: fraught with danger; hazardous.
  3. disparate: fundamentally different; also, composed of dissimilar elements.
  4. sapient: wise; sage; discerning.
  5. visage: the face; also, appearance; aspect.
  6. excoriate: to express strong disapproval of; also, to flay.
  7. tendentious: marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
  8. milieu: environment; setting.
  9. deus ex machina: an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
  10. autodidact: one who is self-taught.
  11. stertorous: characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound.
  12. eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable.
  13. concupiscence: lust.
  14. spoony: foolishly or sentimentally in love.
  15. desideratum: something desired.
  16. malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
  17. imbue: to dye; to instill profoundly.
  18. canard: an unfounded or false report.
  19. probity: complete and confirmed integrity.
  20. titivate: to make decorative additions to; to spruce.
  21. jovial: merry; joyous; jolly.
  22. salutary: beneficial; also, healthful.
  23. alacrity: a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness.
  24. munificent: very generous.
  25. cogent: appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
  26. apothegm: a short, witty, and instructive saying.
  27. posit: to postulate; also, to suggest.
  28. scion: a descendant; an heir.


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