Word of the Day Archive
November 2013

  1. animalcule: a minute animal, nearly or quite invisible to the naked eye.
  2. counterpoise: to balance by an opposing weight; counteract by an opposing force.
  3. vexatious: instituted without sufficient grounds and serving only to cause annoyance to the defendant.
  4. skeigh: proudly.
  5. pol: a politician, especially one experienced in making political deals, exchanging political favors, etc.
  6. adscititious: added or derived from an external source; additional.
  7. clepe: to call; name.
  8. novitiate: the state or period of being a beginner in anything.
  9. en bloc: as a whole.
  10. mufti: civilian clothes, in contrast with military or other uniforms, or as worn by a person who usually wears a uniform.
  11. roger: all right; O.K.
  12. diathesis: a constitutional predisposition or tendency, as to a particular disease or affection.
  13. subjoin: to add at the end, as of something said or written; append.
  14. commissure: a joint; seam; suture.
  15. maugre: in spite of; notwithstanding.
  16. con amore: with love, tender enthusiasm, or zeal.
  17. antitype: something that is foreshadowed by a type or symbol.
  18. commix: to mix together; blend.
  19. omnium-gatherum: a miscellaneous collection.
  20. irredentist: a member of a party in any country advocating the acquisition of some region included in another country.
  21. snarky: testy or irritable; short.
  22. protoplast: a person or thing that is formed first; original; prototype.
  23. tenuity: thinness of consistency; rarefied condition.
  24. za-zen: meditation in a prescribed, cross-legged posture.
  25. decant: to pour a liquid from one container to another.
  26. wroth: stormy; violent; turbulent.
  27. gelt: money.
  28. borborygmus: a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
  29. wight: active; nimble.
  30. suppletory: supplying a deficiency.


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