Word of the Day Archive
April 2006

  1. chicanery: the use of trickery to deceive.
  2. defenestrate: to throw out of a window.
  3. martinet: a strict disciplinarian.
  4. brummagem: cheap and showy; also, spurious.
  5. cum: with; along with; combined with.
  6. hobbledehoy: an awkward, gawky young fellow.
  7. fustian: pompous or pretentious language.
  8. bonhomie: a pleasant and easy manner.
  9. rusticate: to go to the country.
  10. stripling: an adolescent youth.
  11. panoply: a splendid or impressive array.
  12. coeval: existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary.
  13. salmagundi: a mixture or assortment; also, a kind of mixed dish or salad.
  14. desuetude: disuse.
  15. land of Nod: sleep.
  16. hortatory: serving to encourage or incite.
  17. choler: anger.
  18. expeditious: characterized by speed and efficiency.
  19. implacable: incapable of being pacified.
  20. patina: a superficial layer.
  21. caveat: a warning or caution.
  22. itinerant: traveling from place to place.
  23. agog: in eager desire.
  24. rebarbative: repellent; irritating.
  25. sporadic: occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances.
  26. equipoise: equilibrium; also, counterbalance.
  27. harridan: a scolding, vicious woman.
  28. provenance: origin; source.
  29. microcosm: a smaller, representative system having analogies to a larger system.
  30. gloaming: twilight; dusk.


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