Word of the Day Archive
December 2011

  1. altruistic: unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others.
  2. bobbery: a disturbance or a brawl.
  3. operose: done with or involving much labor.
  4. collop: a small slice of meat.
  5. frondescence: leafage; foliage.
  6. weald: wooded or uncultivated country.
  7. boscage: a mass of trees or shrubs.
  8. copse: a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.
  9. bough: a branch of a tree, especially one of the larger or main branches.
  10. adytum: a sacred place that the public is forbidden to enter; an inner shrine.
  11. à la mode: in or according to the fashion.
  12. felonious: wicked; base; villainous.
  13. cortege: a procession, especially a ceremonial one.
  14. cleave: to adhere closely; stick; cling.
  15. veriest: utmost; most complete.
  16. abrade: to scrape off.
  17. procellous: stormy, as the sea.
  18. gangrel: a lanky, loose-jointed person.
  19. ectype: a reproduction; copy.
  20. lucent: shining.
  21. brogue: any strong regional accent.
  22. calvous: lacking all or most of the hair on the head; bald.
  23. swaddle: to bind an infant with long, narrow strips of cloth to prevent free movement.
  24. canticle: a song, poem, or hymn especially of praise.
  25. hiemal: of or pertaining to winter; wintry.
  26. solatium: something given in compensation for inconvenience, loss or injury.
  27. adventive: not native and usually not yet well established, as exotic plants or animals.
  28. fusty: old-fashioned or out-of-date.
  29. interpolation: the act or process of introducing something additional or extraneous between other parts.
  30. lave: to wash; bathe.
  31. anamnesis: the recollection or remembrance of the past.


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