Word of the Day Archive
June 2009

  1. cosset: to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
  2. hortatory: serving to encourage or incite.
  3. espy: to see at a glance.
  4. pother: a heated discussion, debate, or argument; fuss; to-do.
  5. abstemious: temperate; abstinent; refraining from indulgence.
  6. mores: customs; habits; ways.
  7. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams.
  8. tergiversation: evasion; also, desertion of a cause, party, etc.
  9. paragon: a model of excellence or perfection.
  10. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself).
  11. redivivus: living again; revived; restored.
  12. megrim: a migraine; also, a fancy or whim; in the plural, low spirits.
  13. prestidigitation: performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand.
  14. aver: to assert as true.
  15. effulgence: the state of being bright and radiant.
  16. salutary: beneficial; also, healthful.
  17. gravid: pregnant.
  18. prescience: knowledge of events before they take place.
  19. nimiety: excess.
  20. ebullient: high-spirited.
  21. tutelary: guardian; protecting.
  22. copse: a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.
  23. pule: to whimper; to whine.
  24. daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious.
  25. sough: to make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound.
  26. encomium: expression of praise.
  27. quidnunc: a gossip; a busybody.
  28. orotund: full in sound; also, bombastic.
  29. clandestine: kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
  30. badinage: light, playful talk.


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