Wednesday, July 07, 2010
June 2010 List of Today's Word
Anyone want to try using at least six of these delectible babies in a sentence?
BARDOLATER (bar-DOL-et-er) noun--one who idolizes Shakespeare.
ELUCUBRATE (i-LUCK-yuh-brate) trans. verb--to work out or express by studious effort.
RUCTION (RUK-shun) noun--a noisy rough-and-tumble fight; a heated quarrel.
INELUCTABLE (in-e-LUK-tuh-bul) adj.--not to be avoided, changed, or resisted.
ZARZUELA (zarz-WAY-luh) noun--a Spanish opera having spoken dialogue and usually a comic subject.
DERAIGN (duh-RAIN) trans. verb--to defend or prove (a claim) or settle (a dispute).
VOLENT (VO-lunt) adj.--having the wings extended as if in flight.
INTEGUMENT (in-TEG-yuh-ment) noun--something that covers or encloses; an external coating.
TAUTOLOGY (taw-TALL-uh-gee) noun--needless repetition in close succession of an idea, statement or word.
CREPUSCULAR (kre-PUS-kyu-ler) adj.--of, relating to, or like twilight; active in the twilight.
RESILE (re-ZILE) intrans. verb--to draw back; to return to a prior or original position.
GAMESOME (GAME-sum) adj.--exhibiting good-humored playfulness.
CASERN (ku-ZERN) noun--a military barracks in a garrison town.
PLANGENT (PLAN-jent) adj.--having a loud and reverberating sound.
INVIDIOUS (in-VID-ee-us) adj.--detrimental to reputation; likely to cause discontent or animosity.
SIMULACRUM (sim-yu-LACK-rum) noun--a representation of something.
RAPPORTEUR (rap-por-TER) noun--an official charged with drawing up and presenting reports.
ARROGATE (AIR-uh-gate) trans. verb--to claim or seize without justification.
ORWELLIAN (or-WEL-ee-un) adj.--relating to or suggestive of George Orwell or his writings.
PASTICHE (pas-TEESH) noun--literary artistic or musical work that imitates the style of previous work.
EXUVIATION (ek-zoo-vee-A-shun) noun--the process of molting.
GEST (jest) noun--notable deed or action; tale of achievements or adventures.
DOGGEREL (DOG-ur-ul) adj.--of poetry: quickly contrived, loose and often irregular, esp. if comic.
RISIBLE (RIZ-uh-bul) adj.--capable of laughing; arousing, exciting or provoking laughter.
DEHISCE (dee-HISE) trans. verb--to cause to gape.
UMAMI (oo-MA-mee) noun--a taste sensation that is meaty or savory.
DAYMARE (DAY-mare) noun--distress while awake like that experienced in a nightmare.
CAP-A-PIE (KAP-uh-pee) adv.--from head to foot; at all points.
POTHER (POTH-ur) noun--a noisy disturbance; vocal stir or controversy over a trivial or minor matter.
INANITION (in-uh-NISH-un) noun--absence or loss of social, moral, or intellectual vitality or vigor.
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