Word of the Day Archive
September 2007

  1. propitiate: to appease; to conciliate.
  2. solecism: a breach of good manners or etiquette.
  3. maudlin: excessively sentimental.
  4. commination: a denunciation.
  5. antiquarian: one who collects, studies, or deals in antiquities.
  6. evince: to show in a clear manner.
  7. salient: noticeable; also, projecting; also, leaping.
  8. fungible: interchangeable.
  9. yen: a desire or craving.
  10. cozen: to deceive or obtain by deceit.
  11. plangent: beating with a loud or deep sound; also, expressing sadness.
  12. impassible: incapable of suffering; also, unfeeling or not showing feeling.
  13. roue: a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure.
  14. ignoble: not noble.
  15. panjandrum: an important or self-important official.
  16. turpitude: baseness; depravity.
  17. ne plus ultra: the acme; also, the most profound degree.
  18. potboiler: a usually inferior literary or artistic work, produced quickly for the purpose of making money.
  19. varicolored: having a variety of colors.
  20. recreant: cowardly; also, unfaithful or disloyal.
  21. intrepid: fearless; bold.
  22. embonpoint: plumpness of person.
  23. abrogate: to annul; to do away with.
  24. panacea: a cure-all.
  25. noisome: offensive or disgusting; also, harmful; unwholesome.
  26. factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work.
  27. pronunciamento: a proclamation; a pronouncement.
  28. mendacious: untruthful; also, untrue.
  29. doff: to take off; to remove; also, to rid oneself of.
  30. precipice: a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place.


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