Word of the Day Archive
April 2013

  1. ha-ha: sunk fence.
  2. splenetic: irritable; peevish; spiteful.
  3. aperture: an opening, as a hole, slit, crack, gap, etc.
  4. ingratiate: to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others.
  5. codicil: any supplement; appendix.
  6. idiolect: a person's individual speech pattern.
  7. demimonde: a group characterized by lack of success or status.
  8. plethoric: overfull; turgid; inflated.
  9. machinate: to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose.
  10. ingress: the act of going in or entering.
  11. lilt: rhythmic swing or cadence.
  12. percipient: having perception; discerning; discriminating.
  13. imprest: an advance of money; loan.
  14. chuffed: annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.
  15. quell: to suppress; put an end to; extinguish.
  16. verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability.
  17. bandbox: an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the standard.
  18. decamp: to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously.
  19. cornice: a mass of snow, ice, etc., projecting over a mountain ridge.
  20. soigné: carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed.
  21. quoin: one of the stones forming an external wall; cornerstone.
  22. crawfish: to back out or retreat from a position or undertaking.
  23. gander: a look.
  24. porpoise: to move forward with a rising and falling motion.
  25. flounder: to struggle clumsily or helplessly.
  26. gopher: to mine unsystematically.
  27. aleatory: pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable.
  28. stark: extremely simple or severe.
  29. hellion: a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
  30. cull: to choose; select; pick.

 







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