Word of the Day Archive
April 2010

  1. hugger-mugger: secret; also, muddled, disorderly.
  2. slake: to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
  3. malversation: misconduct in public office.
  4. manumit: to free from slavery or servitude.
  5. grok: to understand.
  6. land of Nod: sleep.
  7. megrim: a migraine; also, a fancy or whim; in the plural, low spirits.
  8. interlard: to insert between; to mix.
  9. indefatigable: untiring.
  10. Pyrrhic victory: a victory achieved at great cost.
  11. dishabille: the state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
  12. neologism: a new word or expression; the use or creation of new words or expressions.
  13. ne plus ultra: the acme; also, the most profound degree.
  14. bloviate: to speak or write in a pompous manner.
  15. pelf: money; riches.
  16. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams.
  17. transmogrify: to transform.
  18. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself).
  19. scapegrace: one who is wild and reckless.
  20. agrestic: pertaining to fields or the country.
  21. empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky.
  22. wastrel: a person who wastes; a loafer.
  23. moil: to labor; to toil; to drudge.
  24. perforce: by necessity.
  25. sough: to make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound.
  26. quisling: a collaborator; a traitor.
  27. quash: to annul; also, to crush; to subdue.
  28. pellucid: transparent, shining through; also, easily understandable.
  29. valetudinarian: a weak or sickly person.
  30. doula: a woman who assists in childbirth.


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