Word of the Day Archive
November 2007

  1. forcible: effected by force used against resistance; also, powerful.
  2. myrmidon: a loyal follower.
  3. politic: political; also, shrewdly tactful.
  4. sciolism: superficial knowledge.
  5. woolgathering: indulgence in idle daydreaming.
  6. bete noire: something or someone particularly detested or avoided.
  7. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
  8. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
  9. polyglot: speaking or containing many languages.
  10. deleterious: harmful.
  11. mercurial: changeable; temperamental; volatile.
  12. gesticulate: to make gestures or motions.
  13. perfervid: ardent; impassioned.
  14. flaneur: one who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer.
  15. hector: to bully or harass.
  16. aggrandize: to make or make appear great or greater.
  17. restive: resisting control; stubborn.
  18. comport: to bear or conduct (oneself); behave.
  19. flout: to treat with contempt and disregard.
  20. extirpate: to eradicate; to destroy.
  21. wiseacre: a smart aleck.
  22. deipnosophist: a person who is an adept conversationalist at table.
  23. postprandial: happening or done after a meal.
  24. somniferous: causing or inducing sleep.
  25. recumbent: reclining; lying down.
  26. foundling: a deserted or abandoned child.
  27. kvetch: to complain habitually.
  28. incongruous: lacking in harmony.
  29. hirsute: covered with hair or bristles.
  30. malapropos: unseasonable or unseasonably; inappropriate or inappropriately.


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