Word of the Day Archive
2007

  1. nascent: beginning to exist. (Monday January 01)
  2. exegesis: critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text. (Tuesday January 02)
  3. favonian: pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle. (Wednesday January 03)
  4. punctilio: a fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure. (Thursday January 04)
  5. interregnum: the interval between two reigns; also, any breach of continuity in an order. (Friday January 05)
  6. hinterland: backcountry. (Saturday January 06)
  7. chimerical: merely imaginary; fanciful. (Sunday January 07)
  8. sunder: to break apart. (Monday January 08)
  9. uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife. (Tuesday January 09)
  10. coxcomb: a conceited, foolish dandy. (Wednesday January 10)
  11. bowdlerize: to remove or modify the parts considered offensive. (Thursday January 11)
  12. incarnadine: pink or red; also, to redden. (Friday January 12)
  13. tractable: docile; manageable, governable. (Saturday January 13)
  14. bromide: a commonplace or conventional saying. (Sunday January 14)
  15. eddy: a current running contrary to a main current or in a circular direction. (Monday January 15)
  16. imprecation: a curse. (Tuesday January 16)
  17. foofaraw: excessive or flashy ornamentation; also, a fuss over a trivial matter. (Wednesday January 17)
  18. cudgel: a short heavy stick. (Thursday January 18)
  19. yeasty: frothy; foamy; spumy, like yeast. (Friday January 19)
  20. pettifogger: a petty, unscrupulous lawyer; also, who quibbles over trivia. (Saturday January 20)
  21. extemporaneous: composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment. (Sunday January 21)
  22. censure: to criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval. (Monday January 22)
  23. supine: lying on the back; also, indolent; listless. (Tuesday January 23)
  24. inscrutable: difficult to fathom or understand. (Wednesday January 24)
  25. dissimulate: to hide under a false appearance; also, to feign or pretend. (Thursday January 25)
  26. overweening: overbearing; also, excessive. (Friday January 26)
  27. conflate: to bring together; to meld. (Saturday January 27)
  28. maunder: to talk or wander aimlessly. (Sunday January 28)
  29. gadabout: one who roams about in search of amusement or social activity. (Monday January 29)
  30. cohort: a group; also, a companion or associate. (Tuesday January 30)
  31. homily: a sermon or lecture; also, an inspirational saying or a platitude. (Wednesday January 31)
  32. pellucid: transparent, shining through; also, easily understandable. (Thursday February 01)
  33. moribund: dying. (Friday February 02)
  34. roseate: cheerful; bright; also, rose-colored. (Saturday February 03)
  35. conspectus: a sketch, survey, or outline of a subject. (Sunday February 04)
  36. missive: a written message; a letter. (Monday February 05)
  37. genial: sympathetically cheerful and cheering; kindly. (Tuesday February 06)
  38. idee fixe: a fixed idea; an obsession. (Wednesday February 07)
  39. Pyrrhic victory: a victory achieved at great cost. (Thursday February 08)
  40. bucolic: rustic; pastoral. (Friday February 09)
  41. crux: the essential point or feature. (Saturday February 10)
  42. satiety: fullness to or beyond the point of satisfaction. (Sunday February 11)
  43. vivify: to endue with life; to enliven. (Monday February 12)
  44. slaver: to slobber; to drool. (Tuesday February 13)
  45. beau ideal: a perfect or an idealized type or model. (Wednesday February 14)
  46. raffish: gaudily vulgar or cheap; also, characterized by a carefree or fun-loving unconventionality. (Thursday February 15)
  47. impregnable: able to resist attack. (Friday February 16)
  48. doyen: the senior member of a body or group. (Saturday February 17)
  49. sonorous: yielding sound; impressive in sound. (Sunday February 18)
  50. turbid: muddy; not clear; also, confused; disordered. (Monday February 19)
  51. apogee: the highest point. (Tuesday February 20)
  52. hoi polloi: the common people; the masses. (Wednesday February 21)
  53. malodorous: having a bad odor. (Thursday February 22)
  54. lapidary: of or pertaining to stone cutting; also, terse or refined in expression. (Friday February 23)
  55. hardscrabble: barren, marginal; also, marked by poverty. (Saturday February 24)
  56. enjoin: to direct or impose with authority; also, to forbid. (Sunday February 25)
  57. sycophant: one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people. (Monday February 26)
  58. ambit: circuit or compass; also, sphere of action or influence. (Tuesday February 27)
  59. surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth. (Wednesday February 28)
  60. profligate: shamelessly immoral; also, recklessly wasteful. (Thursday March 01)
  61. conflagration: a large and destructive fire. (Friday March 02)
  62. entreat: to ask for or request earnestly. (Saturday March 03)
  63. sagacious: having or showing keen discernment. (Sunday March 04)
  64. galumph: to move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread. (Monday March 05)
  65. indefatigable: untiring. (Tuesday March 06)
  66. collegial: characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues. (Wednesday March 07)
  67. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word. (Thursday March 08)
  68. coterminous: of equal extent or duration. (Friday March 09)
  69. effete: infertile; also, worn out; also, decadent, effeminate. (Saturday March 10)
  70. nonplus: to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely. (Sunday March 11)
  71. trepidation: a state of dread or alarm; apprehension. (Monday March 12)
  72. cogitate: to think; to ponder. (Tuesday March 13)
  73. descry: to catch sight of; to detect. (Wednesday March 14)
  74. taciturn: not inclined to talk. (Thursday March 15)
  75. appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory. (Friday March 16)
  76. specious: apparently right but not so in reality. (Saturday March 17)
  77. limpid: clear; also, serene. (Sunday March 18)
  78. adage: an old saying. (Monday March 19)
  79. empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky. (Tuesday March 20)
  80. clerisy: the intelligentsia. (Wednesday March 21)
  81. perforce: by necessity. (Thursday March 22)
  82. animadversion: harsh criticism or disapproval. (Friday March 23)
  83. dour: stern or unyielding or gloomy. (Saturday March 24)
  84. expunge: to strike out or erase; to obliterate. (Sunday March 25)
  85. autochthonous: indigenous; native. (Monday March 26)
  86. roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative. (Tuesday March 27)
  87. presentiment: a premonition. (Wednesday March 28)
  88. excursus: a digression. (Thursday March 29)
  89. undulant: resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence. (Friday March 30)
  90. sedition: incitement of rebellion against lawful authority. (Saturday March 31)
  91. jocular: given to or characterized by joking. (Sunday April 01)
  92. arriviste: an upstart. (Monday April 02)
  93. errant: wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving. (Tuesday April 03)
  94. tenet: any opinion, principle, or doctrine held to be true. (Wednesday April 04)
  95. deign: to condescend. (Thursday April 05)
  96. clarion: a kind of trumpet; also, loud and clear. (Friday April 06)
  97. toper: a drunkard; a sot. (Saturday April 07)
  98. obviate: to anticipate and dispose of or make unnecessary. (Sunday April 08)
  99. abecedarian: pertaining to the alphabet; also, rudimentary; also, a beginner. (Monday April 09)
  100. rivulet: a small stream or brook. (Tuesday April 10)
  101. putsch: an attempt to overthrow a government. (Wednesday April 11)
  102. brio: vigor; vivacity. (Thursday April 12)
  103. spoonerism: the transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words. (Friday April 13)
  104. accede: to agree or assent; also, to become a party. (Saturday April 14)
  105. refractory: stubbornly disobedient. (Sunday April 15)
  106. cavort: to bound or prance about. (Monday April 16)
  107. efficacious: producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect. (Tuesday April 17)
  108. bedaub: to besmear; also, to overdecorate. (Wednesday April 18)
  109. trice: an instant; a moment. (Thursday April 19)
  110. impugn: to call in question; to make insinuations against. (Friday April 20)
  111. apostasy: desertion or departure from one's faith, principles, or party. (Saturday April 21)
  112. prolix: wordy. (Sunday April 22)
  113. gregarious: seeking and enjoying the company of others. (Monday April 23)
  114. circumspect: cautious; prudent. (Tuesday April 24)
  115. prepotency: predominance. (Wednesday April 25)
  116. argot: a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group. (Thursday April 26)
  117. quagmire: a predicament. (Friday April 27)
  118. ukase: an edict. (Saturday April 28)
  119. indigence: extreme poverty. (Sunday April 29)
  120. supplant: to take the place of. (Monday April 30)
  121. credulous: inclined to believe too readily. (Tuesday May 01)
  122. termagant: a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman. (Wednesday May 02)
  123. pantheon: the collective gods of a people; also, a group of highly esteemed persons. (Thursday May 03)
  124. redound: to have a consequence or effect. (Friday May 04)
  125. moil: to labor; to toil; to drudge. (Saturday May 05)
  126. sapid: having flavor, especially a strong pleasant flavor. (Sunday May 06)
  127. pastiche: a hodgepodge; a potpourri. (Monday May 07)
  128. intransigent: uncompromising. (Tuesday May 08)
  129. celerity: quickness; swiftness. (Wednesday May 09)
  130. denouement: the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work. (Thursday May 10)
  131. acrimony: bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness. (Friday May 11)
  132. nonpareil: having no equal. (Saturday May 12)
  133. doughty: valiant; brave. (Sunday May 13)
  134. internecine: destructive; especially, mutually destructive; also, relating to conflict within a group. (Monday May 14)
  135. vitiate: to make faulty or imperfect. (Tuesday May 15)
  136. penchant: a strong liking. (Wednesday May 16)
  137. flagitious: grossly wicked; scandalous. (Thursday May 17)
  138. bombast: pompous or pretentious speech or writing. (Friday May 18)
  139. veritable: real; true; genuine. (Saturday May 19)
  140. furtive: obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy. (Sunday May 20)
  141. insuperable: incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome. (Monday May 21)
  142. delectation: great pleasure; delight. (Tuesday May 22)
  143. redolent: having or exuding fragrance; also, evocative, reminiscent. (Wednesday May 23)
  144. polymath: a person of great or varied learning. (Thursday May 24)
  145. fiat: an arbitrary or authoritative command or order. (Friday May 25)
  146. bon vivant: a person with refined and sociable tastes. (Saturday May 26)
  147. appellation: a name, title, or designation. (Sunday May 27)
  148. enunciate: to utter articulately; also, to state or set forth precisely or systematically. (Monday May 28)
  149. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity. (Tuesday May 29)
  150. chortle: to utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle. (Wednesday May 30)
  151. disconsolate: hopelessly sad; also, saddening; cheerless. (Thursday May 31)
  152. omnipresent: present in all places at the same time. (Friday June 01)
  153. biddable: easily led or commanded; obedient. (Saturday June 02)
  154. discomfit: to disconcert; also, to thwart. (Sunday June 03)
  155. perfunctory: done routinely. (Monday June 04)
  156. incipient: beginning to exist or appear. (Tuesday June 05)
  157. lumpen: those individuals cut off from their normal socioeconomic class. (Wednesday June 06)
  158. epicene: having the characteristics of both the male and the female. (Thursday June 07)
  159. palliate: to make an offense seem less serious; also, to relieve or lessen without curing. (Friday June 08)
  160. sanctum: a place where one is free from intrusion. (Saturday June 09)
  161. leitmotif: a dominant and recurring theme. (Sunday June 10)
  162. quiescent: at rest; still; inactive. (Monday June 11)
  163. fulminate: to issue or utter verbal attacks or censures. (Tuesday June 12)
  164. contravene: to act or be counter to. (Wednesday June 13)
  165. proselytize: to convert (someone) to another religion, belief, etc. (Thursday June 14)
  166. clamber: to climb with difficulty, or on all fours. (Friday June 15)
  167. invective: insulting or abusive language. (Saturday June 16)
  168. eructation: the act of belching; a belch. (Sunday June 17)
  169. disquisition: a formal discourse on a subject. (Monday June 18)
  170. rejoinder: an answer to a reply. (Tuesday June 19)
  171. agon: struggle; conflict. (Wednesday June 20)
  172. languid: lacking vigor or force. (Thursday June 21)
  173. countervail: to counteract; also, to offset. (Friday June 22)
  174. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow. (Saturday June 23)
  175. jejune: lacking in nutritional value; also, immature; also, dull. (Sunday June 24)
  176. abstruse: difficult to comprehend. (Monday June 25)
  177. venerate: to regard or treat with reverence; revere. (Tuesday June 26)
  178. factious: addicted to form parties and raise dissensions. (Wednesday June 27)
  179. collude: to act in concert; to conspire. (Thursday June 28)
  180. bifurcate: to divide into two branches. (Friday June 29)
  181. convivial: relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; festive. (Saturday June 30)
  182. ratiocination: the process of logical reasoning. (Sunday July 01)
  183. fractious: tending to cause trouble; also, irritable. (Monday July 02)
  184. carom: to strike and rebound; also, a glancing off. (Tuesday July 03)
  185. phantasmagoria: a shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined. (Wednesday July 04)
  186. heterodox: holding unorthodox opinions. (Thursday July 05)
  187. sere: dry; withered. (Friday July 06)
  188. acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation. (Saturday July 07)
  189. didactic: conveying instruction; teaching some moral lesson. (Sunday July 08)
  190. aborning: (while) being produced or born. (Monday July 09)
  191. pecuniary: relating to money. (Tuesday July 10)
  192. betimes: early; also, on occasion. (Wednesday July 11)
  193. desideratum: something desired. (Thursday July 12)
  194. triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13. (Friday July 13)
  195. verbose: wordy. (Saturday July 14)
  196. providential: resulting from divine providence; also, peculiarly fortunate or appropriate. (Sunday July 15)
  197. fructuous: fruitful; productive. (Monday July 16)
  198. gallimaufry: a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley. (Tuesday July 17)
  199. bibelot: a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity. (Wednesday July 18)
  200. tortuous: marked by repeated turns and bends. (Thursday July 19)
  201. nonage: a period of youth or immaturity. (Friday July 20)
  202. sotto voce: spoken low or in an undertone. (Saturday July 21)
  203. avatar: an incarnation. (Sunday July 22)
  204. trenchant: forceful and vigorous; also, caustic; also, clear-cut. (Monday July 23)
  205. confabulation: familiar talk. (Tuesday July 24)
  206. riposte: a quick and effective reply by word or act. (Wednesday July 25)
  207. serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries. (Thursday July 26)
  208. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. (Friday July 27)
  209. matutinal: relating to or occurring in the morning. (Saturday July 28)
  210. ambuscade: an ambush; also, to ambush. (Sunday July 29)
  211. punctilious: precise; exact in the smallest particulars. (Monday July 30)
  212. stasis: a state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation. (Tuesday July 31)
  213. wayworn: wearied by traveling. (Wednesday August 01)
  214. brackish: somewhat salty; also, distasteful. (Thursday August 02)
  215. parse: to analyze. (Friday August 03)
  216. jeremiad: a doleful story; also, a dolorous or angry tirade.. (Saturday August 04)
  217. nuptial: of or pertaining to marriage. (Sunday August 05)
  218. quixotic: foolishly impractical; also, capricious, impulsive. (Monday August 06)
  219. levity: frivolity. (Tuesday August 07)
  220. abed: in bed. (Wednesday August 08)
  221. diaphanous: allowing light to pass through. (Thursday August 09)
  222. aggress: to make an attack. (Friday August 10)
  223. en masse: all together; as a whole. (Saturday August 11)
  224. nebbish: a weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person. (Sunday August 12)
  225. bellicose: inclined to or favoring war or strife. (Monday August 13)
  226. commensurate: equal in measure or extent; also, proportionate. (Tuesday August 14)
  227. plenipotentiary: invested with full power. (Wednesday August 15)
  228. tattoo: a rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping. (Thursday August 16)
  229. agitprop: propaganda. (Friday August 17)
  230. masticate: to chew. (Saturday August 18)
  231. temporize: to be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time; also, to go with the times. (Sunday August 19)
  232. faction: a usually contentious group or party; also, internal dissension. (Monday August 20)
  233. indurate: to make hard; to harden. (Tuesday August 21)
  234. manumit: to free from slavery or servitude. (Wednesday August 22)
  235. amicable: characterized by friendliness and good will. (Thursday August 23)
  236. effrontery: shameless boldness; insolence. (Friday August 24)
  237. mulct: to defraud. (Saturday August 25)
  238. gravitas: high seriousness. (Sunday August 26)
  239. atelier: a workshop; a studio. (Monday August 27)
  240. pukka: genuine, authentic, or good; proper. (Tuesday August 28)
  241. cajole: to coax. (Wednesday August 29)
  242. supernal: being on high; celestial. (Thursday August 30)
  243. egregious: outrageously bad. (Friday August 31)
  244. propitiate: to appease; to conciliate. (Saturday September 01)
  245. solecism: a breach of good manners or etiquette. (Sunday September 02)
  246. maudlin: excessively sentimental. (Monday September 03)
  247. commination: a denunciation. (Tuesday September 04)
  248. antiquarian: one who collects, studies, or deals in antiquities. (Wednesday September 05)
  249. evince: to show in a clear manner. (Thursday September 06)
  250. salient: noticeable; also, projecting; also, leaping. (Friday September 07)
  251. fungible: interchangeable. (Saturday September 08)
  252. yen: a desire or craving. (Sunday September 09)
  253. cozen: to deceive or obtain by deceit. (Monday September 10)
  254. plangent: beating with a loud or deep sound; also, expressing sadness. (Tuesday September 11)
  255. impassible: incapable of suffering; also, unfeeling or not showing feeling. (Wednesday September 12)
  256. roue: a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure. (Thursday September 13)
  257. ignoble: not noble. (Friday September 14)
  258. panjandrum: an important or self-important official. (Saturday September 15)
  259. turpitude: baseness; depravity. (Sunday September 16)
  260. ne plus ultra: the acme; also, the most profound degree. (Monday September 17)
  261. potboiler: a usually inferior literary or artistic work, produced quickly for the purpose of making money. (Tuesday September 18)
  262. varicolored: having a variety of colors. (Wednesday September 19)
  263. recreant: cowardly; also, unfaithful or disloyal. (Thursday September 20)
  264. intrepid: fearless; bold. (Friday September 21)
  265. embonpoint: plumpness of person. (Saturday September 22)
  266. abrogate: to annul; to do away with. (Sunday September 23)
  267. panacea: a cure-all. (Monday September 24)
  268. noisome: offensive or disgusting; also, harmful; unwholesome. (Tuesday September 25)
  269. factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work. (Wednesday September 26)
  270. pronunciamento: a proclamation; a pronouncement. (Thursday September 27)
  271. mendacious: untruthful; also, untrue. (Friday September 28)
  272. doff: to take off; to remove; also, to rid oneself of. (Saturday September 29)
  273. precipice: a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place. (Sunday September 30)
  274. bouleversement: complete overthrow; a reversal. (Monday October 01)
  275. supervene: to take place or occur as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected. (Tuesday October 02)
  276. distrait: divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety. (Wednesday October 03)
  277. redoubtable: formidable; also, illustrious; eminent. (Thursday October 04)
  278. paroxysm: an outburst; a fit. (Friday October 05)
  279. exiguous: extremely scanty. (Saturday October 06)
  280. facetious: playfully jocular; humorous. (Sunday October 07)
  281. maladroit: awkward; unskillful; inept. (Monday October 08)
  282. physiognomy: the face or appearance. (Tuesday October 09)
  283. slake: to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying. (Wednesday October 10)
  284. palindrome: a word, verse, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. (Thursday October 11)
  285. truckle: to act in a subservient manner. (Friday October 12)
  286. agglomeration: a cluster or mass. (Saturday October 13)
  287. impervious: impenetrable; also, not capable of being affected. (Sunday October 14)
  288. purblind: having greatly reduced vision. (Monday October 15)
  289. quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary. (Tuesday October 16)
  290. extant: still existing. (Wednesday October 17)
  291. abscond: to depart secretly. (Thursday October 18)
  292. beholden: obliged; indebted. (Friday October 19)
  293. jocund: light-hearted; mirthful. (Saturday October 20)
  294. oblation: an offering. (Sunday October 21)
  295. flummery: mumbo jumbo; nonsense. (Monday October 22)
  296. inimical: unfriendly; unfavorable. (Tuesday October 23)
  297. recidivism: a tendency to lapse into a previous condition or pattern of behavior; esp., into prior criminal habits. (Wednesday October 24)
  298. stentorian: extremely loud. (Thursday October 25)
  299. bravado: a real or pretended show of courage or boldness. (Friday October 26)
  300. impecunious: habitually without money; poor. (Saturday October 27)
  301. valetudinarian: a weak or sickly person. (Sunday October 28)
  302. terminus: the end of a transportation line or route; any finishing point. (Monday October 29)
  303. soi-disant: self-styled; so-called. (Tuesday October 30)
  304. ensorcell: to enchant; to bewitch. (Wednesday October 31)
  305. forcible: effected by force used against resistance; also, powerful. (Thursday November 01)
  306. myrmidon: a loyal follower. (Friday November 02)
  307. politic: political; also, shrewdly tactful. (Saturday November 03)
  308. sciolism: superficial knowledge. (Sunday November 04)
  309. woolgathering: indulgence in idle daydreaming. (Monday November 05)
  310. bete noire: something or someone particularly detested or avoided. (Tuesday November 06)
  311. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness. (Wednesday November 07)
  312. ameliorate: to make or grow better. (Thursday November 08)
  313. polyglot: speaking or containing many languages. (Friday November 09)
  314. deleterious: harmful. (Saturday November 10)
  315. mercurial: changeable; temperamental; volatile. (Sunday November 11)
  316. gesticulate: to make gestures or motions. (Monday November 12)
  317. perfervid: ardent; impassioned. (Tuesday November 13)
  318. flaneur: one who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer. (Wednesday November 14)
  319. hector: to bully or harass. (Thursday November 15)
  320. aggrandize: to make or make appear great or greater. (Friday November 16)
  321. restive: resisting control; stubborn. (Saturday November 17)
  322. comport: to bear or conduct (oneself); behave. (Sunday November 18)
  323. flout: to treat with contempt and disregard. (Monday November 19)
  324. extirpate: to eradicate; to destroy. (Tuesday November 20)
  325. wiseacre: a smart aleck. (Wednesday November 21)
  326. deipnosophist: a person who is an adept conversationalist at table. (Thursday November 22)
  327. postprandial: happening or done after a meal. (Friday November 23)
  328. somniferous: causing or inducing sleep. (Saturday November 24)
  329. recumbent: reclining; lying down. (Sunday November 25)
  330. foundling: a deserted or abandoned child. (Monday November 26)
  331. kvetch: to complain habitually. (Tuesday November 27)
  332. incongruous: lacking in harmony. (Wednesday November 28)
  333. hirsute: covered with hair or bristles. (Thursday November 29)
  334. malapropos: unseasonable or unseasonably; inappropriate or inappropriately. (Friday November 30)
  335. cavalcade: a procession. (Saturday December 01)
  336. vicissitude: a change in condition or fortune. (Sunday December 02)
  337. soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep. (Monday December 03)
  338. profuse: plentiful; copious. (Tuesday December 04)
  339. tarradiddle: a fib; also, pretentious nonsense. (Wednesday December 05)
  340. deracinate: to uproot. (Thursday December 06)
  341. surly: ill-humored; sullen and gruff. (Friday December 07)
  342. mendicant: a beggar. (Saturday December 08)
  343. rapprochement: the establishment or state of cordial relations. (Sunday December 09)
  344. perspicacity: clearness of understanding. (Monday December 10)
  345. artifice: an artful trick, stratagem or device; also, cleverness, skill. (Tuesday December 11)
  346. dishabille: the state of being carelessly or partially dressed. (Wednesday December 12)
  347. cacophony: harsh or discordant sound. (Thursday December 13)
  348. frangible: capable of being broken; easily broken. (Friday December 14)
  349. draconian: excessively harsh; severe. (Saturday December 15)
  350. complement: something that fills up or completes. (Sunday December 16)
  351. unfledged: not fully developed; immature. (Monday December 17)
  352. pari passu: without partiality; equably; fairly. (Tuesday December 18)
  353. discursive: digressive; rambling; also, marked by analytical reasoning. (Wednesday December 19)
  354. tocsin: a warning. (Thursday December 20)
  355. finical: finicky. (Friday December 21)
  356. calumny: malicious misrepresentation; slander. (Saturday December 22)
  357. persiflage: frivolous or bantering talk. (Sunday December 23)
  358. amity: friendship; friendly relations. (Monday December 24)
  359. benefaction: the act of conferring a benefit; also, a benefit conferred. (Tuesday December 25)
  360. hermitage: a secluded residence; a retreat. (Wednesday December 26)
  361. gnomic: uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims. (Thursday December 27)
  362. multifarious: having great diversity or variety. (Friday December 28)
  363. bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol. (Saturday December 29)
  364. gelid: extremely cold; icy. (Sunday December 30)
  365. ebullient: high-spirited. (Monday December 31)

 







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