Word of the Day Archive for October 2010

  1. xenophobia - an unreasonable fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners
  2. adamant - not capable of being swayed to pleas or persuasion
  3. copacetic - completely satisfactory; fine
  4. abominate - to hate in the highest degree
  5. misprize - to undervalue; to despise
  6. eructation - the act of belching; a belch
  7. brummagem - cheap and showy; counterfeit
  8. acuity - Sharpness of vision or perception
  9. bowdlerize - to remove content considered offensive
  10. confute - to prove to be false by argument
  11. beholden - Obliged; bound in gratitude
  12. puerile - childish; juvenile
  13. inhere - to be inherent
  14. fugacious - fleeting; lasting but a short time
  15. sapid - full of flavor
  16. vivify - to endue with life; to make alive
  17. provenance - origin; source
  18. lackadaisical - lacking spirit or liveliness
  19. maunder - to talk incoherently
  20. iota - a very small quantity or degree
  21. curio - any unusual article -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  22. umbrage - shade; shadow; obscurity
  23. Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time
  24. asperity - roughness of surface, shound or manner
  25. rubicund - Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.
  26. prolix - unnecessarily long and wordy
  27. firmament - the sky; the heavens
  28. ablution - ritual washing or cleansing
  29. gnomic - Uttering a wise and pithy saying
  30. impecunious - habitually without money; poor
  31. detritus - any product of disintegration; debris

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