Word of the Day Archive
March 2007

  1. profligate: shamelessly immoral; also, recklessly wasteful.
  2. conflagration: a large and destructive fire.
  3. entreat: to ask for or request earnestly.
  4. sagacious: having or showing keen discernment.
  5. galumph: to move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.
  6. indefatigable: untiring.
  7. collegial: characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues.
  8. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word.
  9. coterminous: of equal extent or duration.
  10. effete: infertile; also, worn out; also, decadent, effeminate.
  11. nonplus: to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.
  12. trepidation: a state of dread or alarm; apprehension.
  13. cogitate: to think; to ponder.
  14. descry: to catch sight of; to detect.
  15. taciturn: not inclined to talk.
  16. appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory.
  17. specious: apparently right but not so in reality.
  18. limpid: clear; also, serene.
  19. adage: an old saying.
  20. empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky.
  21. clerisy: the intelligentsia.
  22. perforce: by necessity.
  23. animadversion: harsh criticism or disapproval.
  24. dour: stern or unyielding or gloomy.
  25. expunge: to strike out or erase; to obliterate.
  26. autochthonous: indigenous; native.
  27. roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative.
  28. presentiment: a premonition.
  29. excursus: a digression.
  30. undulant: resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence.
  31. sedition: incitement of rebellion against lawful authority.


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