Word of the Day Archive
May 2013

  1. polliwog: a tadpole.
  2. saccharine: exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental.
  3. ratiocination: the process of logical reasoning.
  4. droll: amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.
  5. quibble: to equivocate.
  6. spang: directly, exactly.
  7. logomachy: a dispute about or concerning words.
  8. dais: a raised platform.
  9. whangdoodle: a fanciful creature of undefined nature.
  10. aeolian: of or caused by the wind; wind-blown.
  11. snafu: a badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation.
  12. feminacy: feminine nature.
  13. melliferous: yielding or producing honey.
  14. quacksalver: a charlatan.
  15. circadian: noting or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals.
  16. allochthonous: not formed in the region where found.
  17. motza: a large amount of money, especially a sum won in gambling.
  18. consortium: any association, partnership, or union.
  19. darg: a day's work.
  20. coalesce: to blend or come together.
  21. pasquinade: a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place.
  22. theurgy: the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
  23. genethliac: of or pertaining to birthdays or to the position of the stars at one's birth.
  24. skeuomorph: a design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques.
  25. blather: to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble.
  26. topos: a convention or motif, especially in a literary work.
  27. mordacious: sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc.
  28. isolato: a person who is spiritually isolated from or out of sympathy with his or her times or society.
  29. battology: wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.
  30. wuther: to blow fiercely.
  31. de profundis: out of the depths (of sorrow, despair, etc.).


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