Word of the Day Archive
May 2007

  1. credulous: inclined to believe too readily.
  2. termagant: a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman.
  3. pantheon: the collective gods of a people; also, a group of highly esteemed persons.
  4. redound: to have a consequence or effect.
  5. moil: to labor; to toil; to drudge.
  6. sapid: having flavor, especially a strong pleasant flavor.
  7. pastiche: a hodgepodge; a potpourri.
  8. intransigent: uncompromising.
  9. celerity: quickness; swiftness.
  10. denouement: the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work.
  11. acrimony: bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness.
  12. nonpareil: having no equal.
  13. doughty: valiant; brave.
  14. internecine: destructive; especially, mutually destructive; also, relating to conflict within a group.
  15. vitiate: to make faulty or imperfect.
  16. penchant: a strong liking.
  17. flagitious: grossly wicked; scandalous.
  18. bombast: pompous or pretentious speech or writing.
  19. veritable: real; true; genuine.
  20. furtive: obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy.
  21. insuperable: incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome.
  22. delectation: great pleasure; delight.
  23. redolent: having or exuding fragrance; also, evocative, reminiscent.
  24. polymath: a person of great or varied learning.
  25. fiat: an arbitrary or authoritative command or order.
  26. bon vivant: a person with refined and sociable tastes.
  27. appellation: a name, title, or designation.
  28. enunciate: to utter articulately; also, to state or set forth precisely or systematically.
  29. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity.
  30. chortle: to utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
  31. disconsolate: hopelessly sad; also, saddening; cheerless.


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