Word of the Day Archive
June 2008

  1. harridan: a scolding, vicious woman.
  2. countermand: to revoke (a former command) or recall by a contrary order.
  3. bagatelle: a trifle; also, a short, light literary or musical piece.
  4. lachrymose: given to causing tears.
  5. tremulous: shaking, quivering; also, affected with fear.
  6. repletion: the condition of being completely or excessively full.
  7. potentate: one who possesses great power or sway.
  8. minatory: threatening; menacing.
  9. raconteur: one who excels in telling stories and anecdotes.
  10. surfeit: excess; an excessive amount.
  11. patrician: a nobleman; also, a person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste.
  12. hyperbole: extravagant exaggeration.
  13. apprise: to give notice to; to inform.
  14. prink: to primp.
  15. claque: a group of fawning admirers.
  16. dilatory: given to, or marked by, procrastination or delay.
  17. verdure: greenness.
  18. cogent: appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
  19. defenestrate: to throw out of a window.
  20. renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
  21. choler: anger.
  22. malediction: a curse.
  23. capacious: able to contain much.
  24. glutinous: gluey; sticky.
  25. forlorn: sad and lonely because deserted, abandoned, or lost.
  26. Cockaigne: an imaginary land of ease and luxury.
  27. harbinger: a precursor; one that presages what is to come.
  28. mazy: resembling a maze; intricate or confusing.
  29. interpolate: to insert between; also, to alter or corrupt by insertion.
  30. indigent: extremely poor.


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