Word of the Day Archive
December 2009

  1. intrepid: fearless; bold.
  2. myrmidon: a loyal follower.
  3. roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative.
  4. gallimaufry: a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.
  5. nonplus: to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.
  6. bonhomie: a pleasant and easy manner.
  7. fatuous: inanely foolish; stupid; also, illusory.
  8. solicitous: manifesting, expressing, or full of care or concern.
  9. ratiocination: the process of logical reasoning.
  10. cogitate: to think; to ponder.
  11. recalcitrant: stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.
  12. palliate: to make an offense seem less serious; also, to relieve or lessen without curing.
  13. largess: generous giving; also, gifts of money or other valuables.
  14. numinous: spiritual.
  15. appellation: a name, title, or designation.
  16. doff: to take off; to remove; also, to rid oneself of.
  17. paroxysm: an outburst; a fit.
  18. diaphanous: allowing light to pass through.
  19. capricious: whimsical; changeable.
  20. iota: a very small quantity or degree.
  21. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
  22. collude: to act in concert; to conspire.
  23. clinquant: glittering; tinsel-like; also, tinsel.
  24. lambent: brilliantly playful.
  25. embonpoint: plumpness of person.
  26. hauteur: haughtiness; arrogance.
  27. expatiate: to speak or write at length.
  28. surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth.
  29. cajole: to coax.
  30. presage: an omen; also, to predict.
  31. vicissitude: a change in condition or fortune.


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