Word of the Day Archive
September 2009

  1. fecund: fruitful; prolific; also, marked by intellectual productivity.
  2. abecedarian: a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet.
  3. carom: to strike and rebound; also, a glancing off.
  4. gadabout: one who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
  5. voluptuary: a person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites.
  6. acquiesce: to accept or consent passively or without objection.
  7. sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable.
  8. refulgent: brilliant; resplendent.
  9. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word.
  10. noisome: offensive or disgusting; also, harmful; unwholesome.
  11. puissant: powerful.
  12. inure: to make used to; also, to take or have effect.
  13. bucolic: rustic; pastoral.
  14. crapulous: given to or characterized by excess in drinking or eating.
  15. lucubration: laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night.
  16. logorrhea: excessive talkativeness.
  17. efficacious: producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect.
  18. alacrity: a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness.
  19. farrago: an assortment; a medley.
  20. tchotchke: a trinket; a knickknack.
  21. equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear.
  22. cognoscente: a person with special knowledge.
  23. eldritch: unearthly; weird; eerie.
  24. assiduous: constant in application or attention.
  25. cavort: to bound or prance about.
  26. traduce: to vilify.
  27. predilection: an established preference.
  28. sinuous: having many curves, bends, or turns; winding; also, indirect; devious.
  29. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
  30. gaucherie: a socially awkward or tactless act; also, lack of tact.


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