Word of the Day Archive
February 2007

  1. pellucid: transparent, shining through; also, easily understandable.
  2. moribund: dying.
  3. roseate: cheerful; bright; also, rose-colored.
  4. conspectus: a sketch, survey, or outline of a subject.
  5. missive: a written message; a letter.
  6. genial: sympathetically cheerful and cheering; kindly.
  7. idee fixe: a fixed idea; an obsession.
  8. Pyrrhic victory: a victory achieved at great cost.
  9. bucolic: rustic; pastoral.
  10. crux: the essential point or feature.
  11. satiety: fullness to or beyond the point of satisfaction.
  12. vivify: to endue with life; to enliven.
  13. slaver: to slobber; to drool.
  14. beau ideal: a perfect or an idealized type or model.
  15. raffish: gaudily vulgar or cheap; also, characterized by a carefree or fun-loving unconventionality.
  16. impregnable: able to resist attack.
  17. doyen: the senior member of a body or group.
  18. sonorous: yielding sound; impressive in sound.
  19. turbid: muddy; not clear; also, confused; disordered.
  20. apogee: the highest point.
  21. hoi polloi: the common people; the masses.
  22. malodorous: having a bad odor.
  23. lapidary: of or pertaining to stone cutting; also, terse or refined in expression.
  24. hardscrabble: barren, marginal; also, marked by poverty.
  25. enjoin: to direct or impose with authority; also, to forbid.
  26. sycophant: one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.
  27. ambit: circuit or compass; also, sphere of action or influence.
  28. surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth.


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