Word of the Day Archive
January 2010

  1. panacea: a cure-all.
  2. constitutional: a walk taken for one's health.
  3. tortuous: marked by repeated turns and bends.
  4. enjoin: to direct or impose with authority; also, to forbid.
  5. atelier: a workshop; a studio.
  6. flibbertigibbet: a gossip.
  7. quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary.
  8. gesticulate: to make gestures or motions.
  9. nebbish: a weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.
  10. onus: burden; also, blame; stigma.
  11. flagitious: grossly wicked; scandalous.
  12. torpor: lethargic indifference; apathy.
  13. lapidary: of or pertaining to stone cutting; also, terse or refined in expression.
  14. draconian: excessively harsh; severe.
  15. pallid: pale; faint or deficient in color; wan.
  16. countervail: to counteract; also, to offset.
  17. apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance.
  18. accord: agreement; harmony.
  19. perambulate: to stroll; to walk through or over.
  20. lacuna: a blank space; a missing part.
  21. bibelot: a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
  22. prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth.
  23. veritable: real; true; genuine.
  24. frangible: capable of being broken; easily broken.
  25. plenipotentiary: invested with full power.
  26. evince: to show in a clear manner.
  27. panjandrum: an important or self-important official.
  28. machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
  29. verboten: forbidden; prohibited.
  30. rapacious: grasping; greedy.
  31. penchant: a strong liking.


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