Word of the Day Archive
2010

  1. panacea: a cure-all. (Friday January 01)
  2. constitutional: a walk taken for one's health. (Saturday January 02)
  3. tortuous: marked by repeated turns and bends. (Sunday January 03)
  4. enjoin: to direct or impose with authority; also, to forbid. (Monday January 04)
  5. atelier: a workshop; a studio. (Tuesday January 05)
  6. flibbertigibbet: a gossip. (Wednesday January 06)
  7. quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary. (Thursday January 07)
  8. gesticulate: to make gestures or motions. (Friday January 08)
  9. nebbish: a weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person. (Saturday January 09)
  10. onus: burden; also, blame; stigma. (Sunday January 10)
  11. flagitious: grossly wicked; scandalous. (Monday January 11)
  12. torpor: lethargic indifference; apathy. (Tuesday January 12)
  13. lapidary: of or pertaining to stone cutting; also, terse or refined in expression. (Wednesday January 13)
  14. draconian: excessively harsh; severe. (Thursday January 14)
  15. pallid: pale; faint or deficient in color; wan. (Friday January 15)
  16. countervail: to counteract; also, to offset. (Saturday January 16)
  17. apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance. (Sunday January 17)
  18. accord: agreement; harmony. (Monday January 18)
  19. perambulate: to stroll; to walk through or over. (Tuesday January 19)
  20. lacuna: a blank space; a missing part. (Wednesday January 20)
  21. bibelot: a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity. (Thursday January 21)
  22. prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth. (Friday January 22)
  23. veritable: real; true; genuine. (Saturday January 23)
  24. frangible: capable of being broken; easily broken. (Sunday January 24)
  25. plenipotentiary: invested with full power. (Monday January 25)
  26. evince: to show in a clear manner. (Tuesday January 26)
  27. panjandrum: an important or self-important official. (Wednesday January 27)
  28. machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end. (Thursday January 28)
  29. verboten: forbidden; prohibited. (Friday January 29)
  30. rapacious: grasping; greedy. (Saturday January 30)
  31. penchant: a strong liking. (Sunday January 31)
  32. mondegreen: a word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation, as in misheard lyrics. (Monday February 01)
  33. gelid: extremely cold; icy. (Tuesday February 02)
  34. aubade: a song greeting the dawn. (Wednesday February 03)
  35. pecuniary: relating to money. (Thursday February 04)
  36. distrait: divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety. (Friday February 05)
  37. eschew: to shun; to avoid. (Saturday February 06)
  38. ignoramus: an ignorant person; a dunce. (Sunday February 07)
  39. approbation: formal or official approval; also, praise. (Monday February 08)
  40. vitiate: to make faulty or imperfect. (Tuesday February 09)
  41. tarradiddle: a fib; also, pretentious nonsense. (Wednesday February 10)
  42. coquetry: flirtation. (Thursday February 11)
  43. quietus: final acquittance, as from debt; also, rest; death. (Friday February 12)
  44. cupidity: eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth. (Saturday February 13)
  45. billet-doux: a love letter. (Sunday February 14)
  46. vivify: to endue with life; to enliven. (Monday February 15)
  47. inexorable: unyielding; relentless. (Tuesday February 16)
  48. hypnagogic: inducing sleep; of or pertaining to drowsiness. (Wednesday February 17)
  49. duplicity: deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech. (Thursday February 18)
  50. gastronome: a lover of good food and drink. (Friday February 19)
  51. egregious: outrageously bad. (Saturday February 20)
  52. bombast: pompous or pretentious speech or writing. (Sunday February 21)
  53. fractious: tending to cause trouble; also, irritable. (Monday February 22)
  54. fructuous: fruitful; productive. (Tuesday February 23)
  55. arcanum: a secret; a mystery. (Wednesday February 24)
  56. gregarious: seeking and enjoying the company of others. (Thursday February 25)
  57. mulct: to defraud. (Friday February 26)
  58. supplicate: to make a humble and earnest petition. (Saturday February 27)
  59. quixotic: foolishly impractical; also, capricious, impulsive. (Sunday February 28)
  60. pablum: something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic. (Monday March 01)
  61. temporize: to be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time; also, to go with the times. (Tuesday March 02)
  62. eructation: the act of belching; a belch. (Wednesday March 03)
  63. didactic: conveying instruction; teaching some moral lesson. (Thursday March 04)
  64. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness. (Friday March 05)
  65. masticate: to chew. (Saturday March 06)
  66. inveterate: deep-rooted; of long standing. (Sunday March 07)
  67. languor: lack of energy or vitality. (Monday March 08)
  68. sachet: a small bag containing perfuming powder, to impart a pleasant scent. (Tuesday March 09)
  69. phantasmagoria: a shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined. (Wednesday March 10)
  70. salient: noticeable; also, projecting; also, leaping. (Thursday March 11)
  71. solecism: a breach of good manners or etiquette. (Friday March 12)
  72. erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge. (Saturday March 13)
  73. fulminate: to issue or utter verbal attacks or censures. (Sunday March 14)
  74. gravitas: high seriousness. (Monday March 15)
  75. hirsute: covered with hair or bristles. (Tuesday March 16)
  76. potable: drinkable; also, a beverage, especially an alcoholic one. (Wednesday March 17)
  77. cozen: to deceive or obtain by deceit. (Thursday March 18)
  78. matutinal: relating to or occurring in the morning. (Friday March 19)
  79. garrulous: talkative; also, wordy. (Saturday March 20)
  80. fatidic: of, relating to, or characterized by prophecy. (Sunday March 21)
  81. cacophony: harsh or discordant sound. (Monday March 22)
  82. exiguous: scanty; meager; small; slender. (Tuesday March 23)
  83. defenestrate: to throw out of a window. (Wednesday March 24)
  84. lucre: money; profit. (Thursday March 25)
  85. impecunious: habitually without money; poor. (Friday March 26)
  86. sylvan: pertaining to woods or forests. (Saturday March 27)
  87. portentous: foreboding; ominous. (Sunday March 28)
  88. neophyte: a novice. (Monday March 29)
  89. popinjay: a vain and talkative person. (Tuesday March 30)
  90. bedizen: to dress or adorn in gaudy manner. (Wednesday March 31)
  91. hugger-mugger: secret; also, muddled, disorderly. (Thursday April 01)
  92. slake: to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying. (Friday April 02)
  93. malversation: misconduct in public office. (Saturday April 03)
  94. manumit: to free from slavery or servitude. (Sunday April 04)
  95. grok: to understand. (Monday April 05)
  96. land of Nod: sleep. (Tuesday April 06)
  97. megrim: a migraine; also, a fancy or whim; in the plural, low spirits. (Wednesday April 07)
  98. interlard: to insert between; to mix. (Thursday April 08)
  99. indefatigable: untiring. (Friday April 09)
  100. Pyrrhic victory: a victory achieved at great cost. (Saturday April 10)
  101. dishabille: the state of being carelessly or partially dressed. (Sunday April 11)
  102. neologism: a new word or expression; the use or creation of new words or expressions. (Monday April 12)
  103. ne plus ultra: the acme; also, the most profound degree. (Tuesday April 13)
  104. bloviate: to speak or write in a pompous manner. (Wednesday April 14)
  105. pelf: money; riches. (Thursday April 15)
  106. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams. (Friday April 16)
  107. transmogrify: to transform. (Saturday April 17)
  108. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself). (Sunday April 18)
  109. scapegrace: one who is wild and reckless. (Monday April 19)
  110. agrestic: pertaining to fields or the country. (Tuesday April 20)
  111. empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky. (Wednesday April 21)
  112. wastrel: a person who wastes; a loafer. (Thursday April 22)
  113. moil: to labor; to toil; to drudge. (Friday April 23)
  114. perforce: by necessity. (Saturday April 24)
  115. sough: to make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound. (Sunday April 25)
  116. quisling: a collaborator; a traitor. (Monday April 26)
  117. quash: to annul; also, to crush; to subdue. (Tuesday April 27)
  118. pellucid: transparent, shining through; also, easily understandable. (Wednesday April 28)
  119. valetudinarian: a weak or sickly person. (Thursday April 29)
  120. doula: a woman who assists in childbirth. (Friday April 30)
  121. omnific: having unlimited powers of creation. (Saturday May 01)
  122. sesquipedalianism: given to using long words. (Sunday May 02)
  123. jnana: absolute insight acquired through study. (Monday May 03)
  124. iatrogenic: (of a medical disorder) caused by the actions of a physician. (Tuesday May 04)
  125. vamoose: to leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp. (Wednesday May 05)
  126. perpend: to ponder; deliberate. (Thursday May 06)
  127. eristic: pertaining to argument for its own sake. (Friday May 07)
  128. chevron: a badge or insignia in the form of an inverted V. (Saturday May 08)
  129. muliebrity: womanly nature or qualities. (Sunday May 09)
  130. mugwump: a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, esp. in politics. (Monday May 10)
  131. matriculate: to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree. (Tuesday May 11)
  132. malapert: unbecomingly bold or saucy. (Wednesday May 12)
  133. afterclap: an unexpected repercussion. (Thursday May 13)
  134. sawyer: a person who saws wood, esp. as an occupation. (Friday May 14)
  135. kibitz: to chat, to converse. (Saturday May 15)
  136. eidetic: pertaining to visual imagery vividly experienced and readily reproducible. (Sunday May 16)
  137. majuscule: of letters written either as capitals or uncials. (Monday May 17)
  138. tipple: to drink intoxicating liquor, esp. habitually or to some excess. (Tuesday May 18)
  139. habitué: one who frequents a particular place. (Wednesday May 19)
  140. plucky: having or showing courage. (Thursday May 20)
  141. baksheesh: a tip, present, or gratuity. (Friday May 21)
  142. suspire: to utter with long, sighing breaths. (Saturday May 22)
  143. phlegmatic: not easily excited to action or display of emotion. (Sunday May 23)
  144. adumbrate: to foreshadow; prefigure. (Monday May 24)
  145. shivaree: a mock serenade with kettles and other noisemakers for a newly married couple. (Tuesday May 25)
  146. regnant: prevalent; widespread. (Wednesday May 26)
  147. waxing: to increase in extent, quantity, intensity, or power. (Thursday May 27)
  148. ethereal: light, airy, or tenuous. (Friday May 28)
  149. epoch: the beginning of a distinctive period in history. (Saturday May 29)
  150. scuttle: to run with quick, hasty steps; scurry. (Sunday May 30)
  151. threnody: a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, esp. for the dead. (Monday May 31)
  152. oleaginous: having the nature or qualities of oil. (Tuesday June 01)
  153. goad: to prod; incite. (Wednesday June 02)
  154. swain: a male admirer or lover. (Thursday June 03)
  155. Manichean: pertaining to a strongly dualistic worldview. (Friday June 04)
  156. penumbra: an area in which something exists to an uncertain degree. (Saturday June 05)
  157. bathos: triteness or triviality in style. (Sunday June 06)
  158. fathom: to penetrate to the truth of. (Monday June 07)
  159. Occidental: Western. (Tuesday June 08)
  160. noctivagant: pertaining to wandering at night. (Wednesday June 09)
  161. ruth: pity or compassion. (Thursday June 10)
  162. kowtow: to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference. (Friday June 11)
  163. juggernaut: any large, overpowering, destructive force. (Saturday June 12)
  164. vernacular: the plain variety of language in everyday use. (Sunday June 13)
  165. quintessential: being the most typical. (Monday June 14)
  166. festoon: to adorn with hanging chains or strands of any material. (Tuesday June 15)
  167. indemnity: security against damage or loss. (Wednesday June 16)
  168. oscitant: yawning, as with drowsiness. (Thursday June 17)
  169. hegira: a journey to a more desirable or congenial place. (Friday June 18)
  170. amok: in or into a jumbled or confused state. (Saturday June 19)
  171. couvade: when the husband of a pregnant woman acts as though he were bearing the child. (Sunday June 20)
  172. heliolatry: worship of the sun. (Monday June 21)
  173. proliferate: to increase or spread at a rapid rate. (Tuesday June 22)
  174. rococo: ornate or florid in speech, writing, or style. (Wednesday June 23)
  175. haptic: relating to the sense of touch; tactile. (Thursday June 24)
  176. cakewalk: something easily accomplished. (Friday June 25)
  177. enthrall: to captivate or charm. (Saturday June 26)
  178. zephyr: a gentle, mild breeze. (Sunday June 27)
  179. yen: a desire or craving. (Monday June 28)
  180. yaw: to move unsteadily; weave. (Tuesday June 29)
  181. macabre: gruesome and horrifying. (Wednesday June 30)
  182. hunky dory: about as well as one could wish or expect. (Thursday July 01)
  183. evanescence: a gradual disappearance. (Friday July 02)
  184. vespertine: of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening. (Saturday July 03)
  185. rataplan: to produce the sound as of the beating of a drum. (Sunday July 04)
  186. squelch: to put down, or suppress, as with a crushing retort or argument. (Monday July 05)
  187. bijou: something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought. (Tuesday July 06)
  188. gizmo: a mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown. (Wednesday July 07)
  189. sibylline: prophetic; oracular. (Thursday July 08)
  190. tantivy: at full gallop. (Friday July 09)
  191. snuff: to extinguish or suppress. (Saturday July 10)
  192. aeromancy: the prediction of future events from observation of weather conditions. (Sunday July 11)
  193. subtilize: to make (the mind, senses, etc.) keen or discerning. (Monday July 12)
  194. vestigial: relating to a body part that has become small and lost its use. (Tuesday July 13)
  195. spoor: a track or trail, esp. that of a wild animal pursued as game. (Wednesday July 14)
  196. brannigan: a carouse. (Thursday July 15)
  197. undercast: something viewed from above through another medium, as of clouds viewed from an airplane. (Friday July 16)
  198. palladian: pertaining to wisdom, knowledge, or study. (Saturday July 17)
  199. acedia: sloth. (Sunday July 18)
  200. philogyny: love of or liking for women (opposite of misogyny.) (Monday July 19)
  201. impedimenta: baggage or other things that retard one's progress (Tuesday July 20)
  202. occlude: to shut in, out, or off. (Wednesday July 21)
  203. morganatic: pertaining to a form of marriage where a person of high rank weds someone of lower station without claim to the property of the high-ranking partner. (Thursday July 22)
  204. fulgurate: to flash or dart like lightning. (Friday July 23)
  205. zaftig: full-bodied; well-proportioned. (Saturday July 24)
  206. don: to put on or dress in. (Sunday July 25)
  207. potlatch: a ceremony at which gifts are bestowed on the guests in a show of wealth that the guests later attempt to surpass. (Monday July 26)
  208. nitid: bright; lustrous. (Tuesday July 27)
  209. behemoth: any creature or thing of monstrous size or power. (Wednesday July 28)
  210. busticate: to break into pieces. (Thursday July 29)
  211. casuistry: specious or deceptive reasoning, esp. in questions of morality. (Friday July 30)
  212. blithe: carefree and lighthearted. (Saturday July 31)
  213. prognosticate: to forecast or predict. (Sunday August 01)
  214. spatchcock: to insert or interweave, esp. in a forced or incongruous manner. (Monday August 02)
  215. tarry: to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn. (Tuesday August 03)
  216. minim: the least quantity of anything. (Wednesday August 04)
  217. cheechako: a tenderfoot; greenhorn; newcomer. (Thursday August 05)
  218. yeuk: an itching sensation. (Friday August 06)
  219. mojo: personal magnetism; charm. (Saturday August 07)
  220. fantod: a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness. (Sunday August 08)
  221. gerent: a ruler or manager. (Monday August 09)
  222. absquatulate: to flee; abscond. (Tuesday August 10)
  223. koan: A nonsensical or paradoxical question to a student for which an answer is demanded, the stress of meditation on the question often being illuminating. (Wednesday August 11)
  224. rhapsodize: to talk with extravagant enthusiasm. (Thursday August 12)
  225. attar: perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals. (Friday August 13)
  226. premorse: pertaining to the end of something irregularly shortened, as if bitten or broken off. (Saturday August 14)
  227. balneal: pertaining to baths or bathing. (Sunday August 15)
  228. incunabulum: the earliest stages or first traces of anything. (Monday August 16)
  229. tare: the weight of the wrapping or container that holds an object. (Tuesday August 17)
  230. piquant: agreeably stimulating, interesting, or attractive. (Wednesday August 18)
  231. ruction: a disturbance, quarrel, or row. (Thursday August 19)
  232. vellicate: to touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements. (Friday August 20)
  233. foudroyant: sudden and overwhelming in effect. (Saturday August 21)
  234. gormandize: to eat greedily or ravenously. (Sunday August 22)
  235. distrain: to seize the property of (a person) in order to compel payment of debts. (Monday August 23)
  236. lupine: savage; ravenous; predatory. (Tuesday August 24)
  237. galore: in abundance; in plentiful amounts. (Wednesday August 25)
  238. orthoepy: the study of correct pronunciation. (Thursday August 26)
  239. schlep: to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously. (Friday August 27)
  240. couchant: lying down; crouching; reclining. (Saturday August 28)
  241. kith: acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like. (Sunday August 29)
  242. shenanigan: mischief; prankishness. (Monday August 30)
  243. beek: to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fire. (Tuesday August 31)
  244. anacoluthia: lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, esp. in a sentence. (Wednesday September 01)
  245. bilocation: the state of being or the ability to be in two places at the same time. (Thursday September 02)
  246. cachinnate: to laugh loudly or immoderately. (Friday September 03)
  247. degage: unconstrained; easy, as in manner or style. (Saturday September 04)
  248. zetetic: proceeding by inquiry; investigating. (Sunday September 05)
  249. rubric: a title, heading, or the like, written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text. (Monday September 06)
  250. kenspeckle: conspicuous; easily seen or recognized. (Tuesday September 07)
  251. gerrymander: the dividing of an area into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while reducing the strength of the othe (Wednesday September 08)
  252. jubilee: any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity. (Thursday September 09)
  253. soupcon: a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor. (Friday September 10)
  254. rue: to wish that (something) had never been done, taken place, etc. (Saturday September 11)
  255. subaudition: an act or instance of understanding or mentally supplying something not expressed. (Sunday September 12)
  256. tittle: a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc. (Monday September 13)
  257. ambrosial: exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant. (Tuesday September 14)
  258. arch: cunning; crafty; sly. (Wednesday September 15)
  259. quaggy: marshy; boggy. (Thursday September 16)
  260. burlesque: involving ludicrous or mocking treatment of a solemn subject. (Friday September 17)
  261. wend: to pursue or direct (one's way). (Saturday September 18)
  262. jactation: a restless tossing of the body. (Sunday September 19)
  263. imago: an idealized concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life. (Monday September 20)
  264. Brobdingnagian: gigantic; enormous. (Tuesday September 21)
  265. agog: in eager desire. (Wednesday September 22)
  266. diaphanous: allowing light to pass through. (Thursday September 23)
  267. frabjous: wonderful, elegant, superb, or delicious. (Friday September 24)
  268. hobbledehoy: an awkward, gawky young fellow. (Saturday September 25)
  269. aeon: (in Gnosticism) one of a class of powers or beings conceived as emanating from the Supreme Being and performing various functions in the operations of (Sunday September 26)
  270. rigmarole: an elaborate or complicated procedure. (Monday September 27)
  271. efface: to cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc. (Tuesday September 28)
  272. confiscable: liable to be taken by an authorized party. (Wednesday September 29)
  273. lucifugous: avoiding light. (Thursday September 30)
  274. satori: sudden enlightenment. (Friday October 01)
  275. mussitate: to silently move the lips in simulation of audible speech. (Saturday October 02)
  276. fossick: to search for any object by which to make gain. (Sunday October 03)
  277. nympholepsy: a frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable. (Monday October 04)
  278. teem: to abound or swarm. (Tuesday October 05)
  279. acta: official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like. (Wednesday October 06)
  280. mana: a generalized, supernatural force, which may be concentrated in objects or persons. (Thursday October 07)
  281. wassail: an expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one. (Friday October 08)
  282. roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative. (Saturday October 09)
  283. bricolage: construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available. (Sunday October 10)
  284. nepenthe: a drug or drink having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble. (Monday October 11)
  285. retrograde: having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating. (Tuesday October 12)
  286. apocopate: to omit the final sound or sounds of (a word.) (Wednesday October 13)
  287. hopscotch: to journey quickly and directly from one usually far place to another. (Thursday October 14)
  288. smithereens: small pieces; bits. (Friday October 15)
  289. ineffable: incapable of being expressed. (Saturday October 16)
  290. fulsome: offensive from excess of praise. (Sunday October 17)
  291. laconic: using or marked by the use of a minimum of words. (Monday October 18)
  292. viand: an article of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind. (Tuesday October 19)
  293. antediluvian: extremely old. (Wednesday October 20)
  294. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. (Thursday October 21)
  295. crepuscular: pertaining to twilight. (Friday October 22)
  296. parse: to analyze. (Saturday October 23)
  297. slugabed: one who stays in bed until a late hour. (Sunday October 24)
  298. juju: an object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers. (Monday October 25)
  299. eke: to gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty. (Tuesday October 26)
  300. inchoate: partly but not fully in existence or operation. (Wednesday October 27)
  301. kvetch: to complain habitually. (Thursday October 28)
  302. trepidation: a state of dread or alarm; apprehension. (Friday October 29)
  303. caterwaul: to make a harsh cry or screech. (Saturday October 30)
  304. chicanery: the use of trickery to deceive. (Sunday October 31)
  305. enceinte: pregnant; with child. (Monday November 01)
  306. thwart: to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose. (Tuesday November 02)
  307. hyperbolic: using hyperbole; exaggerating. (Wednesday November 03)
  308. brumal: wintry. (Thursday November 04)
  309. saccade: the movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading. (Friday November 05)
  310. nacreous: lustrous; pearly. (Saturday November 06)
  311. palpitate: to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter. (Sunday November 07)
  312. demotic: of or pertaining to the common people; popular. (Monday November 08)
  313. moue: a pouting grimace. (Tuesday November 09)
  314. ullage: the amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle. (Wednesday November 10)
  315. whilom: former; in the past; erstwhile. (Thursday November 11)
  316. alchemical: pertaining to the transformation of something common, usually of little value, into a substance of great worth. (Friday November 12)
  317. debonair: courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm. (Saturday November 13)
  318. emend: to free from faults or errors; correct. (Sunday November 14)
  319. de rigueur: strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion. (Monday November 15)
  320. gest: a notable deed or exploit. (Tuesday November 16)
  321. idioglossia: a private form of speech invented by one child or by children. (Wednesday November 17)
  322. aoristic: indefinite; indeterminate. (Thursday November 18)
  323. hallow: to make holy; sanctify; consecrate. (Friday November 19)
  324. weal: well-being, prosperity, or happiness. (Saturday November 20)
  325. bamboozle: to deceive or get the better of someone by trickery. (Sunday November 21)
  326. enspirit: to infuse life into; enliven. (Monday November 22)
  327. mithridate: a confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison. (Tuesday November 23)
  328. heuristic: serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation. (Wednesday November 24)
  329. consanguineous: related by blood; descended from the same ancestor. (Thursday November 25)
  330. bonanza: a source of great and sudden wealth or luck. (Friday November 26)
  331. olio: a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge. (Saturday November 27)
  332. namaste: a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting. (Sunday November 28)
  333. impetrate: to obtain by entreaty. (Monday November 29)
  334. lilliputian: extremely small; tiny; diminutive. (Tuesday November 30)
  335. palingenesis: rebirth; regeneration. (Wednesday December 01)
  336. tristful: full of sadness; sorrowful. (Thursday December 02)
  337. divagate: to wander; stray. (Friday December 03)
  338. scurf: the small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin. (Saturday December 04)
  339. hyaline: glassy or transparent. (Sunday December 05)
  340. pogonip: an ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S. (Monday December 06)
  341. estivate: to spend the summer at a specific place or in a certain activity. (Tuesday December 07)
  342. bespoke: made to individual order; custom-made. (Wednesday December 08)
  343. farouche: sullenly unsociable or shy. (Thursday December 09)
  344. fletcherize: to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly. (Friday December 10)
  345. philter: a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love. (Saturday December 11)
  346. gallivant: to wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion; gad. (Sunday December 12)
  347. prosopography: a description of a person's appearance, career, personality, etc. (Monday December 13)
  348. brazen: shameless or impudent. (Tuesday December 14)
  349. boondocks: a remote rural area. (Wednesday December 15)
  350. liminal: relating to the point beyond which a sensation becomes too faint to be experienced. (Thursday December 16)
  351. horripilate: to produce a bristling of the hair on the skin from cold, fear, etc.; goose flesh. (Friday December 17)
  352. replevy: to recover goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained. (Saturday December 18)
  353. Nth: being the last in a series of infinitely decreasing or increasing values, amounts, etc. (Sunday December 19)
  354. ferret: to search out, discover, or bring to light. (Monday December 20)
  355. caliginous: misty; dim; dark. (Tuesday December 21)
  356. lagniappe: a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment. (Wednesday December 22)
  357. zenith: a highest point or state; culmination. (Thursday December 23)
  358. chaffer: to bargain; haggle. (Friday December 24)
  359. eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable. (Saturday December 25)
  360. powwow: to confer. (Sunday December 26)
  361. eschatological: regarding last, or final, matters, often of a theological nature. (Monday December 27)
  362. gambrinus: a mythical Flemish king, the reputed inventor of beer. (Tuesday December 28)
  363. engram: a hypothetical physical trace of memory in the brain. (Wednesday December 29)
  364. dithyrambic: wildly enthusiastic. (Thursday December 30)
  365. Hogmanay: a gift given on New Year's Eve. (Friday December 31)

 







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