Word of the Day Archive
June 2007

  1. omnipresent: present in all places at the same time.
  2. biddable: easily led or commanded; obedient.
  3. discomfit: to disconcert; also, to thwart.
  4. perfunctory: done routinely.
  5. incipient: beginning to exist or appear.
  6. lumpen: those individuals cut off from their normal socioeconomic class.
  7. epicene: having the characteristics of both the male and the female.
  8. palliate: to make an offense seem less serious; also, to relieve or lessen without curing.
  9. sanctum: a place where one is free from intrusion.
  10. leitmotif: a dominant and recurring theme.
  11. quiescent: at rest; still; inactive.
  12. fulminate: to issue or utter verbal attacks or censures.
  13. contravene: to act or be counter to.
  14. proselytize: to convert (someone) to another religion, belief, etc.
  15. clamber: to climb with difficulty, or on all fours.
  16. invective: insulting or abusive language.
  17. eructation: the act of belching; a belch.
  18. disquisition: a formal discourse on a subject.
  19. rejoinder: an answer to a reply.
  20. agon: struggle; conflict.
  21. languid: lacking vigor or force.
  22. countervail: to counteract; also, to offset.
  23. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
  24. jejune: lacking in nutritional value; also, immature; also, dull.
  25. abstruse: difficult to comprehend.
  26. venerate: to regard or treat with reverence; revere.
  27. factious: addicted to form parties and raise dissensions.
  28. collude: to act in concert; to conspire.
  29. bifurcate: to divide into two branches.
  30. convivial: relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; festive.


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