Word of the Day Archive
December 2007

  1. cavalcade: a procession.
  2. vicissitude: a change in condition or fortune.
  3. soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
  4. profuse: plentiful; copious.
  5. tarradiddle: a fib; also, pretentious nonsense.
  6. deracinate: to uproot.
  7. surly: ill-humored; sullen and gruff.
  8. mendicant: a beggar.
  9. rapprochement: the establishment or state of cordial relations.
  10. perspicacity: clearness of understanding.
  11. artifice: an artful trick, stratagem or device; also, cleverness, skill.
  12. dishabille: the state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
  13. cacophony: harsh or discordant sound.
  14. frangible: capable of being broken; easily broken.
  15. draconian: excessively harsh; severe.
  16. complement: something that fills up or completes.
  17. unfledged: not fully developed; immature.
  18. pari passu: without partiality; equably; fairly.
  19. discursive: digressive; rambling; also, marked by analytical reasoning.
  20. tocsin: a warning.
  21. finical: finicky.
  22. calumny: malicious misrepresentation; slander.
  23. persiflage: frivolous or bantering talk.
  24. amity: friendship; friendly relations.
  25. benefaction: the act of conferring a benefit; also, a benefit conferred.
  26. hermitage: a secluded residence; a retreat.
  27. gnomic: uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims.
  28. multifarious: having great diversity or variety.
  29. bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol.
  30. gelid: extremely cold; icy.
  31. ebullient: high-spirited.


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