Word of the Day Archive
October 2009

  1. adjuvant: serving to help or assist; auxiliary; also, a person or thing that aids or helps.
  2. incarnadine: pink or red; also, to redden.
  3. raffish: gaudily vulgar or cheap; also, characterized by a carefree or fun-loving unconventionality.
  4. bifurcate: to divide into two branches.
  5. esurient: hungry; greedy.
  6. burgeon: to grow or develop rapidly; also, to put forth new buds or greenery; sprout.
  7. foofaraw: a great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant.
  8. titivate: to make decorative additions to; to spruce.
  9. convivial: relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; festive.
  10. reverie: a state of abstracted musing; daydreaming.
  11. descry: to catch sight of; to detect.
  12. exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt.
  13. triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.
  14. pukka: genuine, authentic, or good; proper.
  15. fetor: a strong, offensive smell.
  16. redolent: having or exuding fragrance; also, evocative, reminiscent.
  17. innocuous: harmless; also, unlikely to offend or provoke.
  18. turbid: muddy; not clear; also, confused; disordered.
  19. fugacious: lasting but a short time.
  20. milieu: environment; setting.
  21. scuttlebutt: gossip; rumor.
  22. aesthete: one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty.
  23. galumph: to move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.
  24. confabulation: familiar talk.
  25. sycophant: one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.
  26. loquacious: very talkative.
  27. punctilious: precise; exact in the smallest particulars.
  28. conflate: to bring together; to meld.
  29. stentorian: extremely loud.
  30. tenebrous: dark; gloomy.
  31. eke: to gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty.

 







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