Word of the Day Archive
March 2010

  1. pablum: something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.
  2. temporize: to be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time; also, to go with the times.
  3. eructation: the act of belching; a belch.
  4. didactic: conveying instruction; teaching some moral lesson.
  5. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
  6. masticate: to chew.
  7. inveterate: deep-rooted; of long standing.
  8. languor: lack of energy or vitality.
  9. sachet: a small bag containing perfuming powder, to impart a pleasant scent.
  10. phantasmagoria: a shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined.
  11. salient: noticeable; also, projecting; also, leaping.
  12. solecism: a breach of good manners or etiquette.
  13. erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge.
  14. fulminate: to issue or utter verbal attacks or censures.
  15. gravitas: high seriousness.
  16. hirsute: covered with hair or bristles.
  17. potable: drinkable; also, a beverage, especially an alcoholic one.
  18. cozen: to deceive or obtain by deceit.
  19. matutinal: relating to or occurring in the morning.
  20. garrulous: talkative; also, wordy.
  21. fatidic: of, relating to, or characterized by prophecy.
  22. cacophony: harsh or discordant sound.
  23. exiguous: scanty; meager; small; slender.
  24. defenestrate: to throw out of a window.
  25. lucre: money; profit.
  26. impecunious: habitually without money; poor.
  27. sylvan: pertaining to woods or forests.
  28. portentous: foreboding; ominous.
  29. neophyte: a novice.
  30. popinjay: a vain and talkative person.
  31. bedizen: to dress or adorn in gaudy manner.


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