Word of the Day Archive
June 2006

  1. stormy petrel: a type of seabird; also, one fond of bringing strife.
  2. neoteric: recent in origin; new.
  3. glabrous: without hairs or projections; smooth.
  4. extricate: to free or release from a difficulty or entanglement.
  5. contumely: rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt.
  6. bravura: a showy display.
  7. paucity: fewness; insufficiency.
  8. arbiter: one having the power of judging and determining.
  9. discrete: constituting a separate thing; also, consisting of distinct or unconnected parts.
  10. gainsay: to contradict; to deny.
  11. emolument: the wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor.
  12. billingsgate: foul, abusive language.
  13. practicable: feasible; also, usable.
  14. choleric: easily angered; also, indicating or expressing anger.
  15. juxtaposition: the act or an instance of placing in nearness.
  16. salad days: a time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.
  17. gravid: pregnant.
  18. transmogrify: to transform.
  19. ephemeron: something short-lived.
  20. clemency: disposition to show mercy; also, an act of mercy.
  21. languor: lack of energy or vitality.
  22. sobriquet: a nickname.
  23. littoral: pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
  24. Brobdingnagian: gigantic; enormous.
  25. sedulous: diligent in application or pursuit.
  26. autocrat: a ruler with unlimited authority.
  27. copious: large in quantity; also, affording an abundant supply.
  28. venal: capable of being bought; also, corruptible.
  29. timorous: full of apprehensiveness; fearful.
  30. aficionado: an enthusiastic admirer; a fan.


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