Word of the Day Archive
February 2011

  1. ambisinister: clumsy or unskillful with both hands.
  2. elide: to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.
  3. eclat: brilliance of success, reputation, etc.
  4. effluvium: a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable.
  5. abscond: to depart secretly.
  6. verdant: green.
  7. desideratum: something desired.
  8. philomath: a lover of learning; a scholar.
  9. doppelganger: a ghostly double.
  10. daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious.
  11. imbroglio: a complicated and embarrassing state of things.
  12. risible: exciting or provoking laughter.
  13. buss: a kiss; to kiss.
  14. inveigle: to persuade or obtain by ingenuity or flattery.
  15. uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
  16. factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work.
  17. ululate: to howl; to wail.
  18. libation: the act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice; also, a beverage.
  19. lucubration: laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night.
  20. malinger: to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
  21. inkhorn: affectedly or ostentatiously learned.
  22. bailiwick: a person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work.
  23. nimbus: a dark gray rain cloud; also, a halo, an aura.
  24. hypnagogic: inducing sleep; of or pertaining to drowsiness.
  25. lexicography: the writing or compiling of dictionaries.
  26. halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
  27. rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy.
  28. cosset: to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.


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