Word of the Day Archive
July 2008

  1. condign: deserved; adequate.
  2. laconic: using or marked by the use of a minimum of words.
  3. tutelage: guardianship; protection; also, instruction.
  4. dapple: a small contrasting blotch; also, to mark with spots.
  5. meticulous: extremely careful about details.
  6. palaver: idle talk; also, to talk idly.
  7. gustatory: pertaining to the sense of taste.
  8. troglodyte: someone who dwells in a cave.
  9. emolument: the wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor.
  10. contemn: to scorn; to despise.
  11. propound: to put forward for consideration.
  12. puerile: juvenile; childish.
  13. antediluvian: extremely old.
  14. cupidity: eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth.
  15. fiduciary: relating to the holding of something in trust for another.
  16. mephitic: offensive to the smell; also, noxious.
  17. anodyne: serving to relieve pain.
  18. tatterdemalion: a person dressed in tattered clothing.
  19. malinger: to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
  20. insensate: lacking sensation or awareness.
  21. supernumerary: exceeding a necessary or usual number.
  22. gamine: an urchin; also, a mischievous girl or young woman.
  23. vituperation: abusive language.
  24. melange: a mixture.
  25. sempiternal: everlasting; eternal.
  26. diadem: a crown.
  27. extol: to praise.
  28. quondam: former; sometime.
  29. pusillanimous: cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
  30. sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables.
  31. egress: the act of going out or leaving; exit.


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