Word of the Day Archive
September 2011

  1. substrate: something that is spread or laid under something else.
  2. darkle: to grow dark, gloomy, etc.
  3. nebulize: to become vague, or indistinct.
  4. braird: to sprout; appear above the ground.
  5. paralipsis: the suggestion, by deliberately brief treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in "not to mention other faults."
  6. gammon: to deceive.
  7. aplomb: confidence; coolness.
  8. inculcate: to teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction.
  9. chichi: affectedly trendy.
  10. bellwether: a leader or leading indicator.
  11. elegiac: relating to the mourning or remembering of the dead.
  12. dilatory: given to, or marked by, procrastination or delay.
  13. panache: dash or flamboyance in manner or style.
  14. fey: possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality.
  15. bacchanalia: a revel.
  16. punctilious: precise; exact in the smallest particulars.
  17. postprandial: happening or done after a meal.
  18. pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.
  19. revenant: one who returns after death or a long absence.
  20. acme: the highest point of something.
  21. irrefragable: impossible to refute.
  22. rapine: the act of plundering.
  23. copacetic: very satisfactory.
  24. lionize: to treat or regard as an object great interest or importance.
  25. tchotchke: a trinket; a knickknack.
  26. sapid: having flavor, especially a strong pleasant flavor.
  27. gadabout: one who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
  28. portend: to foreshadow; to bode.
  29. woolgathering: indulgence in idle daydreaming.
  30. votary: one devoted to some pursuit, worship, study, or way of life.


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