Word of the Day Archive
February 2008

  1. mien: demeanor; also, aspect; appearance.
  2. subterfuge: a deceptive device or stratagem.
  3. perquisite: a benefit in addition to a salary.
  4. magniloquent: lofty or grandiose in speech or expression.
  5. ineffectual: without effect; weak; useless.
  6. lubricious: lewd; also, slippery or smooth.
  7. extempore: without premeditation or preparation.
  8. aberrant: abnormal.
  9. menagerie: a collection of wild or unusual animals; also, a diverse group.
  10. raiment: clothing in general; garments.
  11. ersatz: being a substitute or imitation.
  12. copacetic: very satisfactory.
  13. perdurable: very durable; long lasting.
  14. amative: pertaining to or disposed to love.
  15. ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest.
  16. virago: an ill-tempered, overbearing woman; also, a woman of great strength and courage.
  17. pestiferous: bearing or bringing disease, moral harm, or annoyance.
  18. sine qua non: an indispensable thing.
  19. abominate: to detest intensely.
  20. factitious: artificial; not authentic or genuine.
  21. relegate: to assign or remove, usually to an inferior position.
  22. dissolute: loose in morals and conduct.
  23. nettlesome: causing irritation, vexation, or distress.
  24. irrupt: to burst in forcibly or suddenly.
  25. lissom: supple; nimble.
  26. aplomb: confidence; coolness.
  27. temerarious: reckless; rash.
  28. fallible: liable to make a mistake.
  29. supererogatory: going beyond what is required or expected; also, superfluous, unnecessary.


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