Word of the Day Archive
August 2007

  1. wayworn: wearied by traveling.
  2. brackish: somewhat salty; also, distasteful.
  3. parse: to analyze.
  4. jeremiad: a doleful story; also, a dolorous or angry tirade..
  5. nuptial: of or pertaining to marriage.
  6. quixotic: foolishly impractical; also, capricious, impulsive.
  7. levity: frivolity.
  8. abed: in bed.
  9. diaphanous: allowing light to pass through.
  10. aggress: to make an attack.
  11. en masse: all together; as a whole.
  12. nebbish: a weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.
  13. bellicose: inclined to or favoring war or strife.
  14. commensurate: equal in measure or extent; also, proportionate.
  15. plenipotentiary: invested with full power.
  16. tattoo: a rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping.
  17. agitprop: propaganda.
  18. masticate: to chew.
  19. temporize: to be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time; also, to go with the times.
  20. faction: a usually contentious group or party; also, internal dissension.
  21. indurate: to make hard; to harden.
  22. manumit: to free from slavery or servitude.
  23. amicable: characterized by friendliness and good will.
  24. effrontery: shameless boldness; insolence.
  25. mulct: to defraud.
  26. gravitas: high seriousness.
  27. atelier: a workshop; a studio.
  28. pukka: genuine, authentic, or good; proper.
  29. cajole: to coax.
  30. supernal: being on high; celestial.
  31. egregious: outrageously bad.


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