Word of the Day Archive
October 2013

  1. loblolly: a mire; mudhole.
  2. emanate: to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin.
  3. hoosgow: a jail.
  4. bluestocking: a woman with considerable scholarly, literary, or intellectual ability.
  5. whirligig: something that whirls or revolves.
  6. malign: to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame.
  7. picaro: a rogue or vagabond.
  8. tittup: an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving.
  9. obverse: the side of a coin, medal, flag, etc., that bears the principal design.
  10. annulate: having rings or ringlike bands.
  11. snollygoster: a clever, unscrupulous person.
  12. promulgate: to make known by open declaration; publish.
  13. trepan: a person who ensnares or entraps others.
  14. solipsism: the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
  15. arraign: to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment.
  16. pinion: a gear with a small number of teeth.
  17. blowzy: having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
  18. aureole: a radiance surrounding the head in the representation of a sacred personage.
  19. shoal: a place where a sea, river, or other body of water is shallow.
  20. ennoble: to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify; exalt.
  21. analysand: a person undergoing psychoanalysis.
  22. chattel: a movable article of personal property.
  23. falderal: mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
  24. bequeath: to dispose of (personal property, especially money) by last will.
  25. yoho: (used as a call or shout to attract attention, accompany effort, etc.)
  26. kelpie: a water spirit, usually having the form of a horse.
  27. phrenology: a psychological theory based on the belief that mental faculties and character traits are indicated by the configurations of the skull.
  28. somnambulism: sleepwalking.
  29. crepuscule: twilight; dusk.
  30. obsequy: a funeral rite or ceremony.
  31. phantasmagoric: having a fantastic or deceptive appearance.


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