Word of the Day Archive
September 2012

  1. demulcent: soothing or mollifying, as a medicinal substance.
  2. vigorish: interest paid to a moneylender, especially a usurer.
  3. ataraxia: a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety.
  4. ramose: having many branches.
  5. cacology: defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction.
  6. piceous: inflammable; combustible.
  7. rollick: to move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner.
  8. manifold: of many kinds; numerous and varied.
  9. spleenful: ill-humored; irritable or peevish; spiteful.
  10. primrose: pale yellow.
  11. cerise: moderate to deep red.
  12. celadon: a pale gray-green.
  13. heliotrope: a light tint of purple; reddish lavender.
  14. ecru: very light brown in color, as raw silk, unbleached linen, etc.
  15. quail: to lose heart or courage in difficulty or danger.
  16. coetaneous: of the same age or duration.
  17. diapason: a full, rich outpouring of melodious sound.
  18. Tartuffery: behavior or character of hypocritical piety.
  19. bollix: to do something badly; bungle.
  20. hustings: the political campaign trail.
  21. strepitous: boisterous; noisy.
  22. hematic: of or pertaining to blood.
  23. pharisaic: advocating strict observance of religion without regard to the spirit.
  24. sententious: abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims.
  25. privity: participation in the knowledge of something private or secret.
  26. palter: to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully.
  27. austral: southern.
  28. fiducial: based on or having trust.
  29. catholicon: a universal remedy; panacea.
  30. thetic: positive; dogmatic.


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