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May 2006

Word of the Day from dictionary.com

Terms

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equable
equal and uniform; also, not easily disturbed.
appurtenance
an adjunct or accessory.
junta
a governmental council or committee, esp. one that rules after a revolution.
pablum
something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.
turgid
swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.
forfend
to avert; also, to protect or preserve.
variegated
having marks or patches of different colors; also, varied.
rapine
the act of plundering.
cerebration
the act or product of thinking.
malcontent
one who is discontented or dissatisfied.
daedal
skillful; artistic; ingenious.
wag
a humorous person; a wit.
derogate
to deviate from expectation; also, to detract; also, to disparage.
aspersion
a damaging or derogatory remark.
execrable
detestable; extremely bad.
otiose
ineffective; also, being at leisure; also, of no use.
arrant
outright; thoroughgoing.
bombinate
to buzz, hum, or drone.
incontrovertible
indisputable; unquestionable.
luminary
any body that gives light; also, a person of eminence or brilliant achievement.
palimpsest
an object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent.
protean
readily assuming different shapes or forms.
cognoscente
a person with special knowledge.
virtu
love of or taste for fine objects of art; also, productions of art.
spurious
not genuine; false; illegitimate.
fulsome
offensive from excess of praise.
temerity
unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger.
cupidity
eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth.
torpid
dull; sluggish; apathetic.
pleonasm
the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.
multifarious
having great diversity or variety.

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