Word of the Day Archive
August 2006

  1. prima facie: at first view.
  2. supercilious: disdainfully arrogant.
  3. concatenation: a chain; a succession.
  4. inveigh: to rail (against some person or thing).
  5. sough: to make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound.
  6. avuncular: resembling an uncle, as in kindness or indulgence.
  7. peremptory: precluding or putting an end to all debate or action.
  8. ascribe: to attribute.
  9. compunction: anxiety or unease from guilt; also, a scruple.
  10. animus: a feeling of ill will; also, animating spirit; disposition.
  11. piebald: mottled; also, mixed.
  12. eremite: a hermit.
  13. corroborate: to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
  14. fatuous: inanely foolish; stupid; also, illusory.
  15. arrogate: to claim or seize without right or justification.
  16. chary: wary; cautious.
  17. fortuitous: happening by chance.
  18. adumbrate: to foreshadow; prefigure.
  19. supposititious: fraudulently substituted; also, hypothetical.
  20. renege: to go back on a promise or commitment.
  21. vagary: an extravagant, erratic, or unpredictable notion, action, or occurrence.
  22. tete-a-tete: a private conversation.
  23. expiate: to make amends for; to atone for.
  24. denizen: an inhabitant.
  25. robustious: boisterous; vigorous.
  26. provender: food or provisions.
  27. habitue: one who habitually frequents a place.
  28. aegis: a shield; protection.
  29. sui generis: unique.
  30. requisite: required; indispensable.
  31. explicate: to explain.

 







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