Word of the Day Archive
May 2009

  1. risible: exciting or provoking laughter.
  2. senescent: growing old.
  3. albatross: large web-footed bird chiefly of the Southern Hemisphere; a worrisome burden.
  4. tyro: a novice.
  5. quaff: to drink heartily.
  6. lugubrious: mournful; gloomy; dismal.
  7. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.
  8. aliment: nutriment or sustenance.
  9. nostrum: a questionable remedy.
  10. munificent: very generous.
  11. bombinate: to buzz, hum, or drone.
  12. odium: intense hatred or dislike.
  13. abnegate: refuse or deny oneself; also, to give up (rights, claims, etc.).
  14. unctuous: marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.
  15. querulous: habitually complaining; also, expressing complaint.
  16. stolid: unexcitable; unemotional.
  17. exigency: state of requiring immediate action; also, that which is required in a particular situation.
  18. pernicious: deadly; destructive; exceedingly harmful.
  19. fey: possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality.
  20. satiety: fullness to or beyond the point of satisfaction.
  21. immure: to imprison.
  22. buss: a kiss; to kiss.
  23. equanimity: calmness; composure.
  24. depredation: an act of plundering or ravaging.
  25. fillip: a snap; also, a stimulus.
  26. pejorative: disparaging; belittling.
  27. sagacious: having or showing keen discernment.
  28. avoirdupois: weight; heaviness.
  29. sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
  30. taciturn: not inclined to talk.
  31. venerate: to regard or treat with reverence; revere.

 







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