Word of the Day Archive
November 2012

  1. beatitude: supreme blessedness; exalted happiness.
  2. canonize: to glorify and honor.
  3. splendiferous: magnificent; fine.
  4. siesta: a midday or afternoon rest or nap.
  5. climacteric: a critical period.
  6. franchise: the right to vote.
  7. glean: to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.
  8. quid: a piece of something to be chewed but not swallowed.
  9. cahoots: in partnership; in league.
  10. nictitate: to wink.
  11. armistice: a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties.
  12. troth: one's word or promise, especially in engaging oneself to marry.
  13. disbosom: to reveal; confess.
  14. pigeonhole: to assign to a definite place in some orderly system.
  15. dovetail: to join or fit together compactly or harmoniously.
  16. bird-dog: to follow, watch carefully, or investigate.
  17. dog-ear: to fold down the corner of a page in a book.
  18. terpsichorean: pertaining to dancing.
  19. ogle: to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
  20. fob: a short chain, usually with a medallion or similar ornament, worn hanging from a pocket.
  21. giblets: the heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately.
  22. agape: unselfish love of one person for another without sexual implications.
  23. balsamaceous: possessing healing or restorative qualities.
  24. potvaliancy: brave only as a result of being drunk.
  25. amygdaliform: shaped like an almond.
  26. fainaigue: to shirk; evade work or responsibility.
  27. rime: a coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of water droplets.
  28. svelte: slender, especially gracefully slender in figure.
  29. biblioklept: a person who steals books.
  30. trundle: to move or walk with a rolling gait.


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