Word of the Day Archive
October 2008

  1. slugabed: one who stays in bed until a late hour.
  2. donnybrook: a brawl or dispute.
  3. littoral: pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
  4. volte-face: an about-face.
  5. rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy.
  6. officious: meddlesome.
  7. implacable: incapable of being pacified.
  8. circumlocution: the use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few.
  9. aficionado: an enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
  10. legerdemain: sleight of hand.
  11. plaudit: enthusiastic approval.
  12. euphonious: pleasing or sweet in sound.
  13. sobriquet: a nickname.
  14. otiose: ineffective; also, being at leisure; also, of no use.
  15. waylay: to ambush or accost.
  16. misprize: to despise; also, to undervalue.
  17. expeditious: characterized by speed and efficiency.
  18. alfresco: outdoors; outdoor.
  19. bailiwick: a person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work.
  20. malfeasance: wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior.
  21. synecdoche: figure of speech
  22. synecdoche: figure of speech
  23. plenary: full; complete.
  24. limn: to draw or paint; also, to describe.
  25. quandary: a state of difficulty or perplexity.
  26. genuflect: to bend the knee, as in worship; also, to grovel.
  27. corroborate: to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
  28. execrable: detestable; extremely bad.
  29. bivouac: a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp.
  30. hubris: overbearing pride or presumption.
  31. gloaming: twilight; dusk.


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