Word of the Day Archive
January 2012

  1. novation: the introduction of something new; innovation.
  2. truss: to tie, bind, or fasten.
  3. solecism: a breach of good manners or etiquette.
  4. fetial: concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace.
  5. gasconade: extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
  6. sprat: a small or inconsequential person or thing.
  7. Cimmerian: very dark; gloomy; deep.
  8. profligacy: reckless extravagance.
  9. heterotelic: having the purpose of its existence or occurrence apart from itself.
  10. paregmenon: the juxtaposition of words that have a common derivation, as in “sense and sensibility.”
  11. expostulate: to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done.
  12. bonny: pleasing to the eye.
  13. viscid: having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive.
  14. desinence: a termination or ending, as the final line of a verse.
  15. outrance: the utmost extremity.
  16. perspicacious: having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning.
  17. alate: having wings; winged.
  18. persnickety: overparticular; fussy.
  19. shiv: a knife, especially a switchblade.
  20. deucedly: devilishly; damnably.
  21. remora: an obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction.
  22. natheless: nevertheless.
  23. slimsy: flimsy; frail.
  24. educe: to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent.
  25. bleb: a bubble.
  26. mettle: courage and fortitude.
  27. conciliate: to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over.
  28. birr: force; energy; vigor.
  29. hotchpot: the bringing together of shares or properties in order to divide them equally.
  30. neoterism: an innovation in language, as a new word, term, or expression.
  31. idoneous: appropriate; fit; suitable; apt.


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