Word of the Day Archive
March 2013

  1. leeward: moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to windward).
  2. mazuma: money.
  3. panoptic: permitting the viewing of all parts or elements.
  4. bibelot: a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
  5. indite: to compose or write, as a poem.
  6. rialto: an exchange or mart.
  7. tertiary: of the third order, rank, stage, formation, etc.; third.
  8. scupper: to prevent from happening or succeeding; ruin; wreck.
  9. linchpin: something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together.
  10. haberdashery: a retail shop dealing in men's furnishings, as shirts, ties, gloves, socks, and hats.
  11. shilly-shally: to show indecision or hesitation; be irresolute; vacillate.
  12. bevel: the inclination that one line or surface makes with another when not at right angles.
  13. truant: a person who shirks or neglects his or her duty.
  14. madcap: wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash.
  15. furl: to gather into a compact roll and bind securely.
  16. prolepsis: the anticipation of possible objections in order to answer them in advance.
  17. sundry: various or diverse.
  18. qualm: an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction.
  19. hypothecate: to pledge to a creditor as security without delivering over; mortgage.
  20. primaveral: pertaining to the early springtime.
  21. insouciance: lack of care or concern; indifference.
  22. serpentine: having a winding course, as a road; sinuous.
  23. preterition: the act of passing by or over; omission; disregard.
  24. daven: to pray.
  25. marmoreal: of or like marble.
  26. wrest: to take away by force.
  27. tranche: any part, division, or installment.
  28. pharaonic: impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.
  29. swivet: a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter.
  30. gaumless: lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.
  31. impawn: to put in pawn; pledge.

 







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