Word of the Day Archive
March 2009

  1. lampoon: composition that imitates or misrepresents someone's style
  2. sanguine: optimistic, cheerful
  3. acute: serious; pervasive
  4. temerity: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger.
  5. parry: deflect a blow
  6. martial: pertaining to war
  7. bilk: defraud, cheat, or swindle.
  8. equine: of horses and hoofed animals.
  9. incisive: penetrating, sharp, cutting.
  10. pedestrian: walker; also, unimaginative.
  11. ululate: to howl; to wail.
  12. tetchy: peevish; testy; irritable.
  13. inanition: exhaustion from lack of nourishment; also, emptiness.
  14. esoteric: intended or understood by chosen few.
  15. scintilla: a tiny amount; a spark.
  16. cormorant: a gluttonous or greedy person.
  17. libation: the act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice; also, a beverage.
  18. elucidate: to make clear or manifest.
  19. florid: flushed with red; also, excessively ornate.
  20. diatribe: a bitter verbal attack.
  21. veracity: truth, truthfulness.
  22. pithy: concise and forceful in description.
  23. spoonerism: the transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
  24. thaumaturgy: the performing of miracles or magic.
  25. tumult: the commotion or agitation of a crowd.
  26. propinquity: nearness.
  27. feckless: ineffective; weak; worthless.
  28. velleity: volition in its weakest form.
  29. osculation: the act of kissing; a kiss.
  30. ludic: playful.
  31. contretemps: something inopportune or embarrassing.


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