Word of the Day Archive
October 2010

  1. satori: sudden enlightenment.
  2. mussitate: to silently move the lips in simulation of audible speech.
  3. fossick: to search for any object by which to make gain.
  4. nympholepsy: a frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable.
  5. teem: to abound or swarm.
  6. acta: official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like.
  7. mana: a generalized, supernatural force, which may be concentrated in objects or persons.
  8. wassail: an expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one.
  9. roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative.
  10. bricolage: construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
  11. nepenthe: a drug or drink having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble.
  12. retrograde: having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating.
  13. apocopate: to omit the final sound or sounds of (a word.)
  14. hopscotch: to journey quickly and directly from one usually far place to another.
  15. smithereens: small pieces; bits.
  16. ineffable: incapable of being expressed.
  17. fulsome: offensive from excess of praise.
  18. laconic: using or marked by the use of a minimum of words.
  19. viand: an article of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.
  20. antediluvian: extremely old.
  21. coruscate: to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.
  22. crepuscular: pertaining to twilight.
  23. parse: to analyze.
  24. slugabed: one who stays in bed until a late hour.
  25. juju: an object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers.
  26. eke: to gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty.
  27. inchoate: partly but not fully in existence or operation.
  28. kvetch: to complain habitually.
  29. trepidation: a state of dread or alarm; apprehension.
  30. caterwaul: to make a harsh cry or screech.
  31. chicanery: the use of trickery to deceive.


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