Word of the Day Archive
2009

  1. wanderlust: a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about. (Thursday January 01)
  2. xanthous: yellowish (Friday January 02)
  3. yegg: burglar or safecracker (Saturday January 03)
  4. zealous: very enthusiastic (Sunday January 04)
  5. abstinent: self-restraining (Monday January 05)
  6. beleaguer: force to quit; upset (Tuesday January 06)
  7. candor: honesty (Wednesday January 07)
  8. daunt: cause to lose courage (Thursday January 08)
  9. eclectic: varying in style (Friday January 09)
  10. fastidious: hard to please (Saturday January 10)
  11. gargantuan: huge (Sunday January 11)
  12. hapless: deserving pity (Monday January 12)
  13. iconoclast: critic of ideas (Tuesday January 13)
  14. jettison: throw away or over (Wednesday January 14)
  15. kinetic: moving (Thursday January 15)
  16. laissez-faire: non-interference (Friday January 16)
  17. magnanimous: generous and noble (Saturday January 17)
  18. narcolepsy: sleep disorder (Sunday January 18)
  19. obscure: less visible or clear (Monday January 19)
  20. pandiculation: yawning and stretching (Tuesday January 20)
  21. qualitative: based on qualities (Wednesday January 21)
  22. rancor: deep anger and ill will (Thursday January 22)
  23. sallow: unhealthy looking (Friday January 23)
  24. talisman: lucky charm (Saturday January 24)
  25. unconscionable: lacking conscience (Sunday January 25)
  26. vacuous: inanely foolish (Monday January 26)
  27. wanton: behaving lewdly (Tuesday January 27)
  28. yielding: giving in (Wednesday January 28)
  29. acclaim: approval (Thursday January 29)
  30. bemoan: regret and complain (Friday January 30)
  31. canine: doglike (Saturday January 31)
  32. victuals: supply of food (Sunday February 01)
  33. chaff: seed coverings; detritus (Monday February 02)
  34. defalcate: take fraudulently (Tuesday February 03)
  35. virtuoso: exceptional performer (Wednesday February 04)
  36. unwitting: lacking knowledge (Thursday February 05)
  37. erstwhile: former; formerly (Friday February 06)
  38. denigrate: belittle, attack maliciously (Saturday February 07)
  39. highhanded: with haughty disregard (Sunday February 08)
  40. toady: someone who is servile (Monday February 09)
  41. osteopath: therapist who manipulates body structure (Tuesday February 10)
  42. tome: large scholarly book (Wednesday February 11)
  43. froward: willfully contrary (Thursday February 12)
  44. expurgate: to remove offensive parts (Friday February 13)
  45. myopia: nearsightedness (Saturday February 14)
  46. pinchbeck: something that is counterfeit (Sunday February 15)
  47. interminable: seeming to have no end (Monday February 16)
  48. burnish: to polish and make shiny (Tuesday February 17)
  49. consternation: a sudden dread (Wednesday February 18)
  50. tautological: needlessly repetitious (Thursday February 19)
  51. ellipsis: omission of word(s) (Friday February 20)
  52. hermetic: airtight; protected (Saturday February 21)
  53. nocuous: harmful (Sunday February 22)
  54. beseech: ask for earnestly (Monday February 23)
  55. peculate: appropriate fraudulently (Tuesday February 24)
  56. openhanded: giving freely (Wednesday February 25)
  57. declaim: speak against (Thursday February 26)
  58. hidebound: stubbornly conservative (Friday February 27)
  59. pedant: person holding books in esteem (Saturday February 28)
  60. lampoon: composition that imitates or misrepresents someone's style (Sunday March 01)
  61. sanguine: optimistic, cheerful (Monday March 02)
  62. acute: serious; pervasive (Tuesday March 03)
  63. temerity: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger. (Wednesday March 04)
  64. parry: deflect a blow (Thursday March 05)
  65. martial: pertaining to war (Friday March 06)
  66. bilk: defraud, cheat, or swindle. (Saturday March 07)
  67. equine: of horses and hoofed animals. (Sunday March 08)
  68. incisive: penetrating, sharp, cutting. (Monday March 09)
  69. pedestrian: walker; also, unimaginative. (Tuesday March 10)
  70. ululate: to howl; to wail. (Wednesday March 11)
  71. tetchy: peevish; testy; irritable. (Thursday March 12)
  72. inanition: exhaustion from lack of nourishment; also, emptiness. (Friday March 13)
  73. esoteric: intended or understood by chosen few. (Saturday March 14)
  74. scintilla: a tiny amount; a spark. (Sunday March 15)
  75. cormorant: a gluttonous or greedy person. (Monday March 16)
  76. libation: the act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice; also, a beverage. (Tuesday March 17)
  77. elucidate: to make clear or manifest. (Wednesday March 18)
  78. florid: flushed with red; also, excessively ornate. (Thursday March 19)
  79. diatribe: a bitter verbal attack. (Friday March 20)
  80. veracity: truth, truthfulness. (Saturday March 21)
  81. pithy: concise and forceful in description. (Sunday March 22)
  82. spoonerism: the transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words. (Monday March 23)
  83. thaumaturgy: the performing of miracles or magic. (Tuesday March 24)
  84. tumult: the commotion or agitation of a crowd. (Wednesday March 25)
  85. propinquity: nearness. (Thursday March 26)
  86. feckless: ineffective; weak; worthless. (Friday March 27)
  87. velleity: volition in its weakest form. (Saturday March 28)
  88. osculation: the act of kissing; a kiss. (Sunday March 29)
  89. ludic: playful. (Monday March 30)
  90. contretemps: something inopportune or embarrassing. (Tuesday March 31)
  91. jape: a trick or practical joke. (Wednesday April 01)
  92. gambol: to dance and skip about in play. (Thursday April 02)
  93. longueur: a tedious passage in a work of literature or performance art. (Friday April 03)
  94. flummox: to confuse; to perplex. (Saturday April 04)
  95. grandiloquent: expressed in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic. (Sunday April 05)
  96. aegis: a shield; protection. (Monday April 06)
  97. nescience: lack of knowledge or awareness. (Tuesday April 07)
  98. chimerical: merely imaginary; fanciful. (Wednesday April 08)
  99. impugn: to call in question; to make insinuations against. (Thursday April 09)
  100. frisson: a brief moment of intense excitement. (Friday April 10)
  101. portend: to foreshadow; to bode. (Saturday April 11)
  102. pulchritude: beauty. (Sunday April 12)
  103. susurrus: a whispering or rustling sound. (Monday April 13)
  104. labile: open to change; apt or likely to change. (Tuesday April 14)
  105. outré: unconventional; eccentric; bizarre. (Wednesday April 15)
  106. etiolate: to blanch or bleach; to make sickly. (Thursday April 16)
  107. ephemeral: lasting a very short time. (Friday April 17)
  108. quiddity: the essence or nature of a thing. (Saturday April 18)
  109. crepuscular: pertaining to twilight. (Sunday April 19)
  110. stormy petrel: a type of seabird; also, one fond of bringing strife. (Monday April 20)
  111. peccadillo: a slight offense; a petty fault. (Tuesday April 21)
  112. invidious: tending to provoke envy or ill will. (Wednesday April 22)
  113. paladin: a champion of a cause. (Thursday April 23)
  114. gainsay: to contradict; to deny. (Friday April 24)
  115. imbroglio: a complicated and embarrassing state of things. (Saturday April 25)
  116. somnolent: drowsy; also, tending to cause sleepiness. (Sunday April 26)
  117. ken: knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception. (Monday April 27)
  118. eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable. (Tuesday April 28)
  119. bumptious: crudely, presumptuously, or noisily self-assertive. (Wednesday April 29)
  120. mellifluous: flowing sweetly or smoothly. (Thursday April 30)
  121. risible: exciting or provoking laughter. (Friday May 01)
  122. senescent: growing old. (Saturday May 02)
  123. albatross: large web-footed bird chiefly of the Southern Hemisphere; a worrisome burden. (Sunday May 03)
  124. tyro: a novice. (Monday May 04)
  125. quaff: to drink heartily. (Tuesday May 05)
  126. lugubrious: mournful; gloomy; dismal. (Wednesday May 06)
  127. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. (Thursday May 07)
  128. aliment: nutriment or sustenance. (Friday May 08)
  129. nostrum: a questionable remedy. (Saturday May 09)
  130. munificent: very generous. (Sunday May 10)
  131. bombinate: to buzz, hum, or drone. (Monday May 11)
  132. odium: intense hatred or dislike. (Tuesday May 12)
  133. abnegate: refuse or deny oneself; also, to give up (rights, claims, etc.). (Wednesday May 13)
  134. unctuous: marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness. (Thursday May 14)
  135. querulous: habitually complaining; also, expressing complaint. (Friday May 15)
  136. stolid: unexcitable; unemotional. (Saturday May 16)
  137. exigency: state of requiring immediate action; also, that which is required in a particular situation. (Sunday May 17)
  138. pernicious: deadly; destructive; exceedingly harmful. (Monday May 18)
  139. fey: possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality. (Tuesday May 19)
  140. satiety: fullness to or beyond the point of satisfaction. (Wednesday May 20)
  141. immure: to imprison. (Thursday May 21)
  142. buss: a kiss; to kiss. (Friday May 22)
  143. equanimity: calmness; composure. (Saturday May 23)
  144. depredation: an act of plundering or ravaging. (Sunday May 24)
  145. fillip: a snap; also, a stimulus. (Monday May 25)
  146. pejorative: disparaging; belittling. (Tuesday May 26)
  147. sagacious: having or showing keen discernment. (Wednesday May 27)
  148. avoirdupois: weight; heaviness. (Thursday May 28)
  149. sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure. (Friday May 29)
  150. taciturn: not inclined to talk. (Saturday May 30)
  151. venerate: to regard or treat with reverence; revere. (Sunday May 31)
  152. cosset: to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper. (Monday June 01)
  153. hortatory: serving to encourage or incite. (Tuesday June 02)
  154. espy: to see at a glance. (Wednesday June 03)
  155. pother: a heated discussion, debate, or argument; fuss; to-do. (Thursday June 04)
  156. abstemious: temperate; abstinent; refraining from indulgence. (Friday June 05)
  157. mores: customs; habits; ways. (Saturday June 06)
  158. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams. (Sunday June 07)
  159. tergiversation: evasion; also, desertion of a cause, party, etc. (Monday June 08)
  160. paragon: a model of excellence or perfection. (Tuesday June 09)
  161. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself). (Wednesday June 10)
  162. redivivus: living again; revived; restored. (Thursday June 11)
  163. megrim: a migraine; also, a fancy or whim; in the plural, low spirits. (Friday June 12)
  164. prestidigitation: performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand. (Saturday June 13)
  165. aver: to assert as true. (Sunday June 14)
  166. effulgence: the state of being bright and radiant. (Monday June 15)
  167. salutary: beneficial; also, healthful. (Tuesday June 16)
  168. gravid: pregnant. (Wednesday June 17)
  169. prescience: knowledge of events before they take place. (Thursday June 18)
  170. nimiety: excess. (Friday June 19)
  171. ebullient: high-spirited. (Saturday June 20)
  172. tutelary: guardian; protecting. (Sunday June 21)
  173. copse: a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood. (Monday June 22)
  174. pule: to whimper; to whine. (Tuesday June 23)
  175. daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious. (Wednesday June 24)
  176. sough: to make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound. (Thursday June 25)
  177. encomium: expression of praise. (Friday June 26)
  178. quidnunc: a gossip; a busybody. (Saturday June 27)
  179. orotund: full in sound; also, bombastic. (Sunday June 28)
  180. clandestine: kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. (Monday June 29)
  181. badinage: light, playful talk. (Tuesday June 30)
  182. penury: extreme poverty; also, insufficiency. (Wednesday July 01)
  183. vagary: an extravagant, erratic, or unpredictable notion, action, or occurrence. (Thursday July 02)
  184. doughty: valiant; brave. (Friday July 03)
  185. rampart: fortification. (Saturday July 04)
  186. affray: a tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl. (Sunday July 05)
  187. verdant: green. (Monday July 06)
  188. shibboleth: a word, pronunciation, saying, belief, practice, etc., that distinguishes one group from another. (Tuesday July 07)
  189. apogee: the highest point. (Wednesday July 08)
  190. fervid: marked by great passion or zeal. (Thursday July 09)
  191. bravura: a showy display. (Friday July 10)
  192. gauche: lacking social polish; tactless. (Saturday July 11)
  193. ineffable: incapable of being expressed. (Sunday July 12)
  194. sartorial: of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or clothing. (Monday July 13)
  195. louche: of questionable taste or morality. (Tuesday July 14)
  196. bestow: to give or confer. (Wednesday July 15)
  197. dulcet: melodious. (Thursday July 16)
  198. leitmotif: a dominant and recurring theme. (Friday July 17)
  199. adumbrate: to foreshadow; prefigure. (Saturday July 18)
  200. imbue: to dye; to instill profoundly. (Sunday July 19)
  201. pastiche: a hodgepodge; a potpourri. (Monday July 20)
  202. sedulous: diligent in application or pursuit. (Tuesday July 21)
  203. glabrous: without hairs or projections; smooth. (Wednesday July 22)
  204. protean: readily assuming different shapes or forms. (Thursday July 23)
  205. skulk: to hide in a sneaking manner. (Friday July 24)
  206. peripatetic: walking about or traveling from place to place. (Saturday July 25)
  207. ineluctable: impossible to avoid or evade. (Sunday July 26)
  208. caveat: a warning or caution. (Monday July 27)
  209. sapid: having flavor, especially a strong pleasant flavor. (Tuesday July 28)
  210. apocryphal: of doubtful authority or authenticity. (Wednesday July 29)
  211. aplomb: confidence; coolness. (Thursday July 30)
  212. sui generis: unique. (Friday July 31)
  213. arcane: understood or known by only a few. (Saturday August 01)
  214. lineament: a distinguishing or characteristic feature. (Sunday August 02)
  215. desultory: jumping from subject to subject; erratic; inconsistent. (Monday August 03)
  216. equipoise: equilibrium; also, counterbalance. (Tuesday August 04)
  217. brio: vigor; vivacity. (Wednesday August 05)
  218. hebetude: mental dullness or sluggishness. (Thursday August 06)
  219. insouciant: marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant. (Friday August 07)
  220. travail: painful, arduous work; also, agony, anguish. (Saturday August 08)
  221. métier: an occupation, especially in which one excels. (Sunday August 09)
  222. peradventure: chance, uncertainty, or doubt. (Monday August 10)
  223. cynosure: a center of attention. (Tuesday August 11)
  224. luminary: any body that gives light; also, a person of eminence or brilliant achievement. (Wednesday August 12)
  225. furtive: obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy. (Thursday August 13)
  226. celerity: quickness; swiftness. (Friday August 14)
  227. dalliance: a trifling away of time; dawdling; also, flirtation. (Saturday August 15)
  228. bowdlerize: to remove or modify the parts considered offensive. (Sunday August 16)
  229. undulation: a wavy form or outline; also, a wavelike motion. (Monday August 17)
  230. propitious: presenting favorable circumstances. (Tuesday August 18)
  231. furbelow: something showy or superfluous. (Wednesday August 19)
  232. perorate: to conclude or sum up a long discourse; also, to speak at length. (Thursday August 20)
  233. stultify: to make, or cause to appear, foolish or ridiculous; also, to allege to be of unsound mind. (Friday August 21)
  234. vet: to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate. (Saturday August 22)
  235. reticent: inclined to keep silent. (Sunday August 23)
  236. flout: to treat with contempt and disregard. (Monday August 24)
  237. truckle: to act in a subservient manner. (Tuesday August 25)
  238. rictus: a gaping grin or grimace. (Wednesday August 26)
  239. saturnine: sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn. (Thursday August 27)
  240. delectation: great pleasure; delight. (Friday August 28)
  241. chary: wary; cautious. (Saturday August 29)
  242. interlocutor: a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue. (Sunday August 30)
  243. diktat: an authoritative decree or order. (Monday August 31)
  244. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity. (Tuesday September 01)
  245. abecedarian: a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet. (Wednesday September 02)
  246. carom: to strike and rebound; also, a glancing off. (Thursday September 03)
  247. gadabout: one who roams about in search of amusement or social activity. (Friday September 04)
  248. voluptuary: a person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites. (Saturday September 05)
  249. acquiesce: to accept or consent passively or without objection. (Sunday September 06)
  250. sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable. (Monday September 07)
  251. refulgent: brilliant; resplendent. (Tuesday September 08)
  252. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word. (Wednesday September 09)
  253. noisome: offensive or disgusting; also, harmful; unwholesome. (Thursday September 10)
  254. puissant: powerful. (Friday September 11)
  255. inure: to make used to; also, to take or have effect. (Saturday September 12)
  256. bucolic: rustic; pastoral. (Sunday September 13)
  257. crapulous: given to or characterized by excess in drinking or eating. (Monday September 14)
  258. lucubration: laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night. (Tuesday September 15)
  259. logorrhea: excessive talkativeness. (Wednesday September 16)
  260. efficacious: producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect. (Thursday September 17)
  261. alacrity: a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness. (Friday September 18)
  262. farrago: an assortment; a medley. (Saturday September 19)
  263. tchotchke: a trinket; a knickknack. (Sunday September 20)
  264. equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear. (Monday September 21)
  265. cognoscente: a person with special knowledge. (Tuesday September 22)
  266. eldritch: unearthly; weird; eerie. (Wednesday September 23)
  267. assiduous: constant in application or attention. (Thursday September 24)
  268. cavort: to bound or prance about. (Friday September 25)
  269. traduce: to vilify. (Saturday September 26)
  270. predilection: an established preference. (Sunday September 27)
  271. sinuous: having many curves, bends, or turns; winding; also, indirect; devious. (Monday September 28)
  272. ameliorate: to make or grow better. (Tuesday September 29)
  273. gaucherie: a socially awkward or tactless act; also, lack of tact. (Wednesday September 30)
  274. adjuvant: serving to help or assist; auxiliary; also, a person or thing that aids or helps. (Thursday October 01)
  275. incarnadine: pink or red; also, to redden. (Friday October 02)
  276. raffish: gaudily vulgar or cheap; also, characterized by a carefree or fun-loving unconventionality. (Saturday October 03)
  277. bifurcate: to divide into two branches. (Sunday October 04)
  278. esurient: hungry; greedy. (Monday October 05)
  279. burgeon: to grow or develop rapidly; also, to put forth new buds or greenery; sprout. (Tuesday October 06)
  280. foofaraw: a great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant. (Wednesday October 07)
  281. titivate: to make decorative additions to; to spruce. (Thursday October 08)
  282. convivial: relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; festive. (Friday October 09)
  283. reverie: a state of abstracted musing; daydreaming. (Saturday October 10)
  284. descry: to catch sight of; to detect. (Sunday October 11)
  285. exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt. (Monday October 12)
  286. triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13. (Tuesday October 13)
  287. pukka: genuine, authentic, or good; proper. (Wednesday October 14)
  288. fetor: a strong, offensive smell. (Thursday October 15)
  289. redolent: having or exuding fragrance; also, evocative, reminiscent. (Friday October 16)
  290. innocuous: harmless; also, unlikely to offend or provoke. (Saturday October 17)
  291. turbid: muddy; not clear; also, confused; disordered. (Sunday October 18)
  292. fugacious: lasting but a short time. (Monday October 19)
  293. milieu: environment; setting. (Tuesday October 20)
  294. scuttlebutt: gossip; rumor. (Wednesday October 21)
  295. aesthete: one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty. (Thursday October 22)
  296. galumph: to move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread. (Friday October 23)
  297. confabulation: familiar talk. (Saturday October 24)
  298. sycophant: one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people. (Sunday October 25)
  299. loquacious: very talkative. (Monday October 26)
  300. punctilious: precise; exact in the smallest particulars. (Tuesday October 27)
  301. conflate: to bring together; to meld. (Wednesday October 28)
  302. stentorian: extremely loud. (Thursday October 29)
  303. tenebrous: dark; gloomy. (Friday October 30)
  304. eke: to gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty. (Saturday October 31)
  305. irenic: promoting peace. (Sunday November 01)
  306. truculent: fierce; savage; ferocious. (Monday November 02)
  307. sommelier: a waiter, as in a club or restaurant, who is in charge of wines. (Tuesday November 03)
  308. skulduggery: devious, dishonest, or unscrupulous behavior or activity. (Wednesday November 04)
  309. maunder: to talk or wander aimlessly. (Thursday November 05)
  310. felicitous: apt or appropriate; also, delightful. (Friday November 06)
  311. abeyance: suspension; temporary cessation. (Saturday November 07)
  312. billet: to provide or obtain lodging. (Sunday November 08)
  313. fungible: interchangeable. (Monday November 09)
  314. soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep. (Tuesday November 10)
  315. forfend: to avert; also, to protect or preserve. (Wednesday November 11)
  316. asseverate: to affirm or declare positively or earnestly. (Thursday November 12)
  317. carapace: a shell; a protective covering. (Friday November 13)
  318. quiescent: at rest; still; inactive. (Saturday November 14)
  319. agog: in eager desire. (Sunday November 15)
  320. hoi polloi: the common people; the masses. (Monday November 16)
  321. perseverate: to repeat something insistently or redundantly. (Tuesday November 17)
  322. exegesis: critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text. (Wednesday November 18)
  323. obfuscate: to make obscure or unclear; also, to darken. (Thursday November 19)
  324. billingsgate: foul, abusive language. (Friday November 20)
  325. germane: appropriate or fitting; relevant. (Saturday November 21)
  326. affable: easy to speak to; also, gracious. (Sunday November 22)
  327. benison: blessing; an utterance of good wishes. (Monday November 23)
  328. martinet: a strict disciplinarian. (Tuesday November 24)
  329. Brobdingnagian: gigantic; enormous. (Wednesday November 25)
  330. provender: food or provisions. (Thursday November 26)
  331. gourmand: one who enjoys good food in great quantities. (Friday November 27)
  332. rusticate: to go or send to the country. (Saturday November 28)
  333. malleable: capable of being shaped; also, adaptable. (Sunday November 29)
  334. couture: the high-fashion clothing created by designers. (Monday November 30)
  335. intrepid: fearless; bold. (Tuesday December 01)
  336. myrmidon: a loyal follower. (Wednesday December 02)
  337. roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative. (Thursday December 03)
  338. gallimaufry: a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley. (Friday December 04)
  339. nonplus: to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely. (Saturday December 05)
  340. bonhomie: a pleasant and easy manner. (Sunday December 06)
  341. fatuous: inanely foolish; stupid; also, illusory. (Monday December 07)
  342. solicitous: manifesting, expressing, or full of care or concern. (Tuesday December 08)
  343. ratiocination: the process of logical reasoning. (Wednesday December 09)
  344. cogitate: to think; to ponder. (Thursday December 10)
  345. recalcitrant: stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint. (Friday December 11)
  346. palliate: to make an offense seem less serious; also, to relieve or lessen without curing. (Saturday December 12)
  347. largess: generous giving; also, gifts of money or other valuables. (Sunday December 13)
  348. numinous: spiritual. (Monday December 14)
  349. appellation: a name, title, or designation. (Tuesday December 15)
  350. doff: to take off; to remove; also, to rid oneself of. (Wednesday December 16)
  351. paroxysm: an outburst; a fit. (Thursday December 17)
  352. diaphanous: allowing light to pass through. (Friday December 18)
  353. capricious: whimsical; changeable. (Saturday December 19)
  354. iota: a very small quantity or degree. (Sunday December 20)
  355. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow. (Monday December 21)
  356. collude: to act in concert; to conspire. (Tuesday December 22)
  357. clinquant: glittering; tinsel-like; also, tinsel. (Wednesday December 23)
  358. lambent: playing on the surface; flickering. (Thursday December 24)
  359. embonpoint: plumpness of person. (Friday December 25)
  360. hauteur: haughtiness; arrogance. (Saturday December 26)
  361. expatiate: to speak or write at length. (Sunday December 27)
  362. surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth. (Monday December 28)
  363. cajole: to coax. (Tuesday December 29)
  364. presage: an omen; also, to predict. (Wednesday December 30)
  365. vicissitude: a change in condition or fortune. (Thursday December 31)

 







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