Word of the Day Archive
2011

  1. plenipotentiary: invested with full power. (Saturday January 01)
  2. nostrum: a questionable remedy. (Sunday January 02)
  3. descry: to catch sight of; to detect. (Monday January 03)
  4. exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt. (Tuesday January 04)
  5. prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth. (Wednesday January 05)
  6. chatoyant: changing in luster or color. (Thursday January 06)
  7. katzenjammer: the discomfort and illness experienced as the aftereffects of excessive drinking; hangover. (Friday January 07)
  8. sockdolager: a decisive blow or remark. (Saturday January 08)
  9. byzantine: complex or intricate. (Sunday January 09)
  10. lickerish: fond of and eager for choice food. (Monday January 10)
  11. autoschediastical: something that is improvised or extemporized. (Tuesday January 11)
  12. mansuetude: mildness; gentleness. (Wednesday January 12)
  13. creolize: to combine local and foreign elements into a new, distinct whole. (Thursday January 13)
  14. klatsch: a casual gathering of people. (Friday January 14)
  15. felicitate: to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate. (Saturday January 15)
  16. spirituel: showing or having a refined and graceful mind or wit. (Sunday January 16)
  17. offal: the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue. (Monday January 17)
  18. concupiscible: worthy of being desired. (Tuesday January 18)
  19. fain: gladly; willingly. (Wednesday January 19)
  20. grangerize: to add to the visual content of a book by inserting images not included in the original volume, often by mutilating other books. (Thursday January 20)
  21. totemic: pertaining to an object or natural phenomenon with which a family or group considers itself closely related. (Friday January 21)
  22. lollop: to move forward with a bounding or leaping motion. (Saturday January 22)
  23. homograph: a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning, whether pronounced the same way or not. (Sunday January 23)
  24. paphian: of or pertaining to love, esp. illicit physical love. (Monday January 24)
  25. dharna: the practice of exacting justice by sitting at the doorstep of an offender until the demand is granted. (Tuesday January 25)
  26. gung-ho: wholeheartedly enthusiastic and loyal. (Wednesday January 26)
  27. jobbery: the conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain. (Thursday January 27)
  28. rakish: smart; jaunty; dashing. (Friday January 28)
  29. cacoethes: an irresistible urge; mania. (Saturday January 29)
  30. vulpine: cunning or crafty. (Sunday January 30)
  31. thimblerig: to cheat or swindle, as in the traditional shell game known as thimblerig. (Monday January 31)
  32. ambisinister: clumsy or unskillful with both hands. (Tuesday February 01)
  33. elide: to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over. (Wednesday February 02)
  34. eclat: brilliance of success, reputation, etc. (Thursday February 03)
  35. effluvium: a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable. (Friday February 04)
  36. abscond: to depart secretly. (Saturday February 05)
  37. verdant: green. (Sunday February 06)
  38. desideratum: something desired. (Monday February 07)
  39. philomath: a lover of learning; a scholar. (Tuesday February 08)
  40. doppelganger: a ghostly double. (Wednesday February 09)
  41. daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious. (Thursday February 10)
  42. imbroglio: a complicated and embarrassing state of things. (Friday February 11)
  43. risible: exciting or provoking laughter. (Saturday February 12)
  44. buss: a kiss; to kiss. (Sunday February 13)
  45. inveigle: to persuade or obtain by ingenuity or flattery. (Monday February 14)
  46. uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife. (Tuesday February 15)
  47. factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work. (Wednesday February 16)
  48. ululate: to howl; to wail. (Thursday February 17)
  49. libation: the act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice; also, a beverage. (Friday February 18)
  50. lucubration: laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night. (Saturday February 19)
  51. malinger: to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc. (Sunday February 20)
  52. inkhorn: affectedly or ostentatiously learned. (Monday February 21)
  53. bailiwick: a person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work. (Tuesday February 22)
  54. nimbus: a dark gray rain cloud; also, a halo, an aura. (Wednesday February 23)
  55. hypnagogic: inducing sleep; of or pertaining to drowsiness. (Thursday February 24)
  56. lexicography: the writing or compiling of dictionaries. (Friday February 25)
  57. halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy. (Saturday February 26)
  58. rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy. (Sunday February 27)
  59. cosset: to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper. (Monday February 28)
  60. masticate: to chew. (Tuesday March 01)
  61. wunderkind: one who achieves success or acclaim during youth. (Wednesday March 02)
  62. gimcrack: a showy but useless or worthless object. (Thursday March 03)
  63. gastronome: a lover of good food and drink. (Friday March 04)
  64. confute: to refute conclusively. (Saturday March 05)
  65. demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace. (Sunday March 06)
  66. chortle: to utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle. (Monday March 07)
  67. puckish: whimsical; mischievous; impish. (Tuesday March 08)
  68. fanfaronade: empty boasting; bluster. (Wednesday March 09)
  69. ersatz: being a substitute or imitation. (Thursday March 10)
  70. epicene: having the characteristics of both the male and the female. (Friday March 11)
  71. prolix: wordy. (Saturday March 12)
  72. aver: to assert as true. (Sunday March 13)
  73. pusillanimous: cowardly; faint-hearted; timid. (Monday March 14)
  74. blandishment: flattering speech or action. (Tuesday March 15)
  75. apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance. (Wednesday March 16)
  76. quaff: to drink heartily. (Thursday March 17)
  77. truckle: to act in a subservient manner. (Friday March 18)
  78. interregnum: the interval between two reigns; also, any breach of continuity in an order. (Saturday March 19)
  79. largess: generous giving; also, gifts of money or other valuables. (Sunday March 20)
  80. prescience: knowledge of events before they take place. (Monday March 21)
  81. fugacious: lasting but a short time. (Tuesday March 22)
  82. eschew: to shun; to avoid. (Wednesday March 23)
  83. kismet: destiny; fate. (Thursday March 24)
  84. bumptious: crudely, presumptuously, or noisily self-assertive. (Friday March 25)
  85. verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability. (Saturday March 26)
  86. equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear. (Sunday March 27)
  87. afflatus: a divine inspiration. (Monday March 28)
  88. bedaub: to besmear; also, to overdecorate. (Tuesday March 29)
  89. lucre: money; profit. (Wednesday March 30)
  90. bivouac: a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp. (Thursday March 31)
  91. gravitas: high seriousness. (Friday April 01)
  92. unctuous: marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness. (Saturday April 02)
  93. abstemious: temperate; abstinent; refraining from indulgence. (Sunday April 03)
  94. dapple: a small contrasting blotch; also, to mark with spots. (Monday April 04)
  95. irascible: easily provoked to anger. (Tuesday April 05)
  96. canorous: melodious; musical. (Wednesday April 06)
  97. métier: an occupation, especially in which one excels. (Thursday April 07)
  98. futz: to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around). (Friday April 08)
  99. tenterhooks: in a state of uneasy suspense or painful anxiety. (Saturday April 09)
  100. simpatico: congenial or like-minded. (Sunday April 10)
  101. balderdash: senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense. (Monday April 11)
  102. oppugn: to assail by criticism, argument, or action. (Tuesday April 12)
  103. praxis: practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills. (Wednesday April 13)
  104. moratory: authorizing delay of payment. (Thursday April 14)
  105. vociferate: to speak or cry out loudly or noisily; shout; bawl. (Friday April 15)
  106. undertone: a color modified by an underlying color. (Saturday April 16)
  107. scurrilous: grossly or obscenely abusive. (Sunday April 17)
  108. corybantic: frenzied; agitated; unrestrained. (Monday April 18)
  109. akimbo: with hand on hip and elbow bent outward. (Tuesday April 19)
  110. abaft: to the rear of; aft of. (Wednesday April 20)
  111. mumbo jumbo: senseless or pretentious language, usually designed to obscure an issue, or the like. (Thursday April 21)
  112. homunculus: an artificially made, miniature person or creature. (Friday April 22)
  113. peregrinate: to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot. (Saturday April 23)
  114. yin: a principle in Chinese philosophy associated with negative, dark, and feminine attributes. (Sunday April 24)
  115. marginalia: notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter. (Monday April 25)
  116. anneal: to toughen or temper. (Tuesday April 26)
  117. jamboree: a carousal; any noisy merrymaking. (Wednesday April 27)
  118. polymorphous: having, assuming, or passing through many or various forms, stages, or the like. (Thursday April 28)
  119. osmose: to gradually or unconsciously assimilate some principle or object. (Friday April 29)
  120. effloresce: to burst into bloom; blossom. (Saturday April 30)
  121. incommodious: inconvenient, as not affording sufficient space or room. (Sunday May 01)
  122. dandle: to move (a baby, child, etc.) lightly up and down, as on one's knee or in one's arms. (Monday May 02)
  123. purlieu: a place where one may range at large; confines or bounds. (Tuesday May 03)
  124. bushwhack: to defeat, especially by surprise or in an underhanded way. (Wednesday May 04)
  125. epigamic: attracting the opposite sex, as the colors of certain birds. (Thursday May 05)
  126. premonish: to warn beforehand. (Friday May 06)
  127. callithump: a children's parade, with prizes for the best costumes. (Saturday May 07)
  128. materfamilias: the mother of a family. (Sunday May 08)
  129. splenetic: irritable; peevish; spiteful. (Monday May 09)
  130. animalcule: a minute animal, nearly or quite invisible to the naked eye. (Tuesday May 10)
  131. irenic: promoting peace. (Wednesday May 11)
  132. Zeitgeist: the spirit of the time. (Thursday May 12)
  133. autodidact: one who is self-taught. (Friday May 13)
  134. misnomer: a misnaming. (Saturday May 14)
  135. plangent: beating with a loud or deep sound; also, expressing sadness. (Sunday May 15)
  136. nonplus: to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely. (Monday May 16)
  137. connubial: of or pertaining to marriage. (Tuesday May 17)
  138. iota: a very small quantity or degree. (Wednesday May 18)
  139. fungible: interchangeable. (Thursday May 19)
  140. foofaraw: a great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant. (Friday May 20)
  141. physiognomy: the face or appearance. (Saturday May 21)
  142. slaver: to slobber; to drool. (Sunday May 22)
  143. longueur: a tedious passage in a work of literature or performance art. (Monday May 23)
  144. prink: to primp. (Tuesday May 24)
  145. sojourn: to dwell for a time; also, a temporary stay. (Wednesday May 25)
  146. clinquant: glittering; tinsel-like; also, tinsel. (Thursday May 26)
  147. dudgeon: a state or fit of intense indignation. (Friday May 27)
  148. vertiginous: causing dizziness; also, giddy; dizzy. (Saturday May 28)
  149. toothsome: pleasing to the taste; palatable. (Sunday May 29)
  150. avoirdupois: weight; heaviness. (Monday May 30)
  151. leitmotif: a dominant and recurring theme. (Tuesday May 31)
  152. catarrh: inflammation of a mucous membrane with increased production of mucus. (Wednesday June 01)
  153. intestable: not legally qualified to make a will, as an infant or a lunatic. (Thursday June 02)
  154. decollete: (of a garment) low-necked. (Friday June 03)
  155. foist: to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably. (Saturday June 04)
  156. pangram: a sentence, verse, etc., that includes all the letters of the alphabet. (Sunday June 05)
  157. pecksniffian: hypocritically and fervently affecting kindness or high moral principles. (Monday June 06)
  158. wiredrawn: finely spun; extremely intricate; minute. (Tuesday June 07)
  159. cater-cousin: an intimate friend. (Wednesday June 08)
  160. lucubrate: to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night. (Thursday June 09)
  161. umbra: the invariable or characteristic accompaniment or companion of a person or thing. (Friday June 10)
  162. kerf: a cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood. (Saturday June 11)
  163. arroyo: a small steep-sided gulch with a nearly flat floor: usually dry except after heavy rains. (Sunday June 12)
  164. cosher: to treat with special fondness. (Monday June 13)
  165. orison: a prayer. (Tuesday June 14)
  166. crotchet: an odd fancy or whimsical notion. (Wednesday June 15)
  167. brindled: gray or tawny with darker streaks or spots. (Thursday June 16)
  168. abut: to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border. (Friday June 17)
  169. eisegesis: an interpretation that expresses the interpreter's own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text. (Saturday June 18)
  170. virilocal: living with or located near a husband's father's family. (Sunday June 19)
  171. yarely: with quickness or agility. (Monday June 20)
  172. pullulate: to exist abundantly; swarm; teem. (Tuesday June 21)
  173. xenogenic: to be completely different from either parent, or from the source of an object's creation. (Wednesday June 22)
  174. jujitsu: the ability to accomplish a task with no apparent effort or resistance. (Thursday June 23)
  175. sabbatical: any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills, etc. (Friday June 24)
  176. torrefy: to subject to fire or intense heat. (Saturday June 25)
  177. sirocco: any hot, oppressive wind, especially one in the warm sector of a cyclone. (Sunday June 26)
  178. attenuate: to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value. (Monday June 27)
  179. catawampus: off-center; askew; awry. (Tuesday June 28)
  180. aphorism: a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation. (Wednesday June 29)
  181. haw: to utter a sound representing a hesitation or pause in speech. (Thursday June 30)
  182. deciduous: falling off or shed at a particular season, stage of growth, etc. (Friday July 01)
  183. bedlam: a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion. (Saturday July 02)
  184. chow: food, especially hearty dishes or a meal. (Sunday July 03)
  185. suffrage: the right to vote, especially in a political election. (Monday July 04)
  186. aporia: difficulty determining the truth of an idea due to equally valid arguments for and against it. (Tuesday July 05)
  187. stonewall: to block, stall, or resist intentionally. (Wednesday July 06)
  188. futilitarian: believing that human hopes are vain and unjustified. (Thursday July 07)
  189. patois: a regional version of a language differing from its standard, literary form. (Friday July 08)
  190. sublimate: to direct the energy of a primitive impulse into activities that are considered to be socially more acceptable. (Saturday July 09)
  191. skylark: to frolic; sport. (Sunday July 10)
  192. trig: neat, trim, smart. (Monday July 11)
  193. assay: to examine or analyze. (Tuesday July 12)
  194. gumption: initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness. (Wednesday July 13)
  195. usufruct: the right to use the property of another as long as it isn't damaged. (Thursday July 14)
  196. apodictic: necessarily true or logically certain. (Friday July 15)
  197. abject: utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched (Saturday July 16)
  198. torque: the moment of a force that tends to cause rotation. (Sunday July 17)
  199. canonical: authorized; recognized; accepted. (Monday July 18)
  200. zugzwang: a situation in which a player is limited to moves that have a damaging effect. (Tuesday July 19)
  201. dearth: an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack. (Wednesday July 20)
  202. detente: a relaxing of tension, especially between nations. (Thursday July 21)
  203. feign: to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of. (Friday July 22)
  204. erubescent: becoming red or reddish; blushing. (Saturday July 23)
  205. somatic: of the body; bodily; physical. (Sunday July 24)
  206. handsel: first encounter with or use of something taken as a token of what will follow. (Monday July 25)
  207. mantic: of or pertaining to divination. (Tuesday July 26)
  208. hoary: tedious from familiarity; stale. (Wednesday July 27)
  209. deadpan: marked by or accomplished with a careful pretense of seriousness or calm detachment. (Thursday July 28)
  210. aureate: characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking. (Friday July 29)
  211. gazump: to cheat (a house buyer) by raising the price, at the time a contract is to be signed, over the amount originally agreed upon. (Saturday July 30)
  212. ambsace: the smallest amount or distance. (Sunday July 31)
  213. melismatic: characterized by the singing of several notes to one syllable of text, for emotional impact, as in blues and other musical styles. (Monday August 01)
  214. entelechy: a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality. (Tuesday August 02)
  215. hacienda: a large estate, especially one used for farming or ranching. (Wednesday August 03)
  216. aesopian: conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like. (Thursday August 04)
  217. overslaugh: to pass over or disregard (a person) by giving a promotion, position, etc., to another instead. (Friday August 05)
  218. moxie: vigor; verve; pep. (Saturday August 06)
  219. nervure: a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect. (Sunday August 07)
  220. chaptalize: to increase the alcohol in a wine by adding sugar. (Monday August 08)
  221. amaranthine: unfading; everlasting. (Tuesday August 09)
  222. willowwacks: a wooded, uninhabited area. (Wednesday August 10)
  223. billet: to provide or obtain lodging. (Thursday August 11)
  224. mundify: to purge or purify. (Friday August 12)
  225. holus-bolus: all at once; altogether. (Saturday August 13)
  226. burke: to suppress or get rid of by some indirect means. (Sunday August 14)
  227. polemic: a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc. (Monday August 15)
  228. polysemous: having a diversity of meanings. (Tuesday August 16)
  229. jointure: property given to a woman upon marriage, to be owned by her after her husband's death. (Wednesday August 17)
  230. purloin: to take dishonestly; steal. (Thursday August 18)
  231. runic: having some secret or mysterious meaning. (Friday August 19)
  232. conglobate: to form into a ball. (Saturday August 20)
  233. odoriferous: yielding or diffusing an odor. (Sunday August 21)
  234. glace: ice placed in a drink to cool it. (Monday August 22)
  235. hobson jobson: the alteration of a word borrowed from a foreign language to accord more closely with the linguistic patterns of the borrowing language. (Tuesday August 23)
  236. collogue: to confer secretly. (Wednesday August 24)
  237. footle: to act or talk in a foolish or silly way. (Thursday August 25)
  238. proclitic: (of a word) closely connected in pronunciation with the following word and not having an independent accent. (Friday August 26)
  239. personalia: personal details such as biographical data, reminiscences, or the like. (Saturday August 27)
  240. homologate: to approve; confirm or ratify. (Sunday August 28)
  241. flounce: to go with impatient, exaggerated movements. (Monday August 29)
  242. parergon: work undertaken in addition to one's principal work. (Tuesday August 30)
  243. metaphrastic: having the quality of a literary work that has been translated or changed from one form to another, as prose into verse. (Wednesday August 31)
  244. substrate: something that is spread or laid under something else. (Thursday September 01)
  245. darkle: to grow dark, gloomy, etc. (Friday September 02)
  246. nebulize: to become vague, or indistinct. (Saturday September 03)
  247. braird: to sprout; appear above the ground. (Sunday September 04)
  248. paralipsis: the suggestion, by deliberately brief treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in "not to mention other faults." (Monday September 05)
  249. gammon: to deceive. (Tuesday September 06)
  250. aplomb: confidence; coolness. (Wednesday September 07)
  251. inculcate: to teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction. (Thursday September 08)
  252. chichi: affectedly trendy. (Friday September 09)
  253. bellwether: a leader or leading indicator. (Saturday September 10)
  254. elegiac: relating to the mourning or remembering of the dead. (Sunday September 11)
  255. dilatory: given to, or marked by, procrastination or delay. (Monday September 12)
  256. panache: dash or flamboyance in manner or style. (Tuesday September 13)
  257. fey: possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality. (Wednesday September 14)
  258. bacchanalia: a revel. (Thursday September 15)
  259. punctilious: precise; exact in the smallest particulars. (Friday September 16)
  260. postprandial: happening or done after a meal. (Saturday September 17)
  261. pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea. (Sunday September 18)
  262. revenant: one who returns after death or a long absence. (Monday September 19)
  263. acme: the highest point of something. (Tuesday September 20)
  264. irrefragable: impossible to refute. (Wednesday September 21)
  265. rapine: the act of plundering. (Thursday September 22)
  266. copacetic: very satisfactory. (Friday September 23)
  267. lionize: to treat or regard as an object great interest or importance. (Saturday September 24)
  268. tchotchke: a trinket; a knickknack. (Sunday September 25)
  269. sapid: having flavor, especially a strong pleasant flavor. (Monday September 26)
  270. gadabout: one who roams about in search of amusement or social activity. (Tuesday September 27)
  271. portend: to foreshadow; to bode. (Wednesday September 28)
  272. woolgathering: indulgence in idle daydreaming. (Thursday September 29)
  273. votary: one devoted to some pursuit, worship, study, or way of life. (Friday September 30)
  274. weltschmerz: sentimental pessimism; sorrow that one feels and accepts as one's necessary portion in life. (Saturday October 01)
  275. mendacity: a tendency to lie; untruthfulness. (Sunday October 02)
  276. billow: to rise or roll in or like a great wave; surge. (Monday October 03)
  277. endemic: belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place. (Tuesday October 04)
  278. bandersnatch: an imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition. (Wednesday October 05)
  279. druthers: one's own way, choice, or preference. (Thursday October 06)
  280. vesuvian: volcanic, or pertaining to a fierce or fiery disposition. (Friday October 07)
  281. pica: an abnormal appetite for substances that are not fit to eat. (Saturday October 08)
  282. milquetoast: a very timid, unassertive, spineless person. (Sunday October 09)
  283. titubant: a disturbance resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling. (Monday October 10)
  284. jaundiced: affected with or exhibiting prejudice, as from envy or resentment. (Tuesday October 11)
  285. etiology: the study of the causes of diseases. (Wednesday October 12)
  286. flaxen: of the pale yellowish color of dressed flax or linen. (Thursday October 13)
  287. cosmogony: a theory or story of the origin and development of the universe. (Friday October 14)
  288. askance: with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval. (Saturday October 15)
  289. lummox: a clumsy, stupid person. (Sunday October 16)
  290. dorsal: situated on the back. (Monday October 17)
  291. moot: open to discussion or debate; doubtful. (Tuesday October 18)
  292. harrowing: extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous. (Wednesday October 19)
  293. tawdry: gaudy, showy and cheap. (Thursday October 20)
  294. loll: to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge. (Friday October 21)
  295. anomie: a sense of loneliness and anxiety. (Saturday October 22)
  296. ferly: something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror. (Sunday October 23)
  297. anoesis: a state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content. (Monday October 24)
  298. mesmerize: to spellbind; fascinate. (Tuesday October 25)
  299. animadvert: to comment unfavorably or critically. (Wednesday October 26)
  300. perdition: a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation. (Thursday October 27)
  301. berserk: violently or destructively frenzied; wild; crazed; deranged. (Friday October 28)
  302. sepulchral: proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal. (Saturday October 29)
  303. thanatopsis: a view or contemplation of death. (Sunday October 30)
  304. nyctophobia: an abnormal fear of night or darkness. (Monday October 31)
  305. aioli: a sauce made of oil and eggs, usually flavored with garlic, from the Provence region of France. (Tuesday November 01)
  306. metempirical: beyond or outside the field of experience. (Wednesday November 02)
  307. obscurantism: opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge. (Thursday November 03)
  308. prehensible: able to be seized or grasped. (Friday November 04)
  309. quean: an overly forward, impudent woman; shrew; hussy. (Saturday November 05)
  310. junket: a trip, usually by an official or legislative committee, paid out of public funds and ostensibly to obtain information. (Sunday November 06)
  311. canny: careful; cautious; prudent. (Monday November 07)
  312. plebiscite: a direct vote of the qualified voters of a state in regard to some important public question. (Tuesday November 08)
  313. kef: a state of drowsy contentment (Wednesday November 09)
  314. pansophy: universal wisdom or knowledge. (Thursday November 10)
  315. zeal: fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor. (Friday November 11)
  316. rankle: to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in. (Saturday November 12)
  317. lyard: streaked or spotted with gray or white. (Sunday November 13)
  318. fascicle: a section of a book or set of books published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes. (Monday November 14)
  319. apocrypha: various religious writings of uncertain origin regarded by some as inspired, but rejected by most authorities. (Tuesday November 15)
  320. opuscule: a small or minor work. (Wednesday November 16)
  321. bibliophage: an ardent reader; a bookworm. (Thursday November 17)
  322. omnibus: a volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme. (Friday November 18)
  323. knavery: unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing; trickery. (Saturday November 19)
  324. mitigate: to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate. (Sunday November 20)
  325. salvo: something to save a person's reputation or soothe a person's feelings. (Monday November 21)
  326. poltroon: a wretched coward; craven. (Tuesday November 22)
  327. crepitate: to make a crackling sound; crackle. (Wednesday November 23)
  328. appetence: intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite. (Thursday November 24)
  329. dipsomania: an irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink. (Friday November 25)
  330. procrustean: tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means. (Saturday November 26)
  331. stertor: a heavy snoring sound. (Sunday November 27)
  332. panegyrize: to eulogize; to deliver or write a panegyric about. (Monday November 28)
  333. serry: to crowd closely together. (Tuesday November 29)
  334. churlish: boorish or rude. (Wednesday November 30)
  335. altruistic: unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others. (Thursday December 01)
  336. bobbery: a disturbance or a brawl. (Friday December 02)
  337. operose: done with or involving much labor. (Saturday December 03)
  338. collop: a small slice of meat. (Sunday December 04)
  339. frondescence: leafage; foliage. (Monday December 05)
  340. weald: wooded or uncultivated country. (Tuesday December 06)
  341. boscage: a mass of trees or shrubs. (Wednesday December 07)
  342. copse: a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood. (Thursday December 08)
  343. bough: a branch of a tree, especially one of the larger or main branches. (Friday December 09)
  344. adytum: a sacred place that the public is forbidden to enter; an inner shrine. (Saturday December 10)
  345. à la mode: in or according to the fashion. (Sunday December 11)
  346. felonious: wicked; base; villainous. (Monday December 12)
  347. cortege: a procession, especially a ceremonial one. (Tuesday December 13)
  348. cleave: to adhere closely; stick; cling. (Wednesday December 14)
  349. veriest: utmost; most complete. (Thursday December 15)
  350. abrade: to scrape off. (Friday December 16)
  351. procellous: stormy, as the sea. (Saturday December 17)
  352. gangrel: a lanky, loose-jointed person. (Sunday December 18)
  353. ectype: a reproduction; copy. (Monday December 19)
  354. lucent: shining. (Tuesday December 20)
  355. brogue: any strong regional accent. (Wednesday December 21)
  356. calvous: lacking all or most of the hair on the head; bald. (Thursday December 22)
  357. swaddle: to bind an infant with long, narrow strips of cloth to prevent free movement. (Friday December 23)
  358. canticle: a song, poem, or hymn especially of praise. (Saturday December 24)
  359. hiemal: of or pertaining to winter; wintry. (Sunday December 25)
  360. solatium: something given in compensation for inconvenience, loss or injury. (Monday December 26)
  361. adventive: not native and usually not yet well established, as exotic plants or animals. (Tuesday December 27)
  362. fusty: old-fashioned or out-of-date. (Wednesday December 28)
  363. interpolation: the act or process of introducing something additional or extraneous between other parts. (Thursday December 29)
  364. lave: to wash; bathe. (Friday December 30)
  365. anamnesis: the recollection or remembrance of the past. (Saturday December 31)

 







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