Monday, August 02, 2010
July 2010 List of Today's Word
Feeling brave enough to attempt a sentence using at least six of these wonderful words? Come on, you can do it.
PRELAPSARIAN (pre-lap-SAIR-ee-un) adj.--characteristic of the time or state before the fall of man.
AMBIT (AM-bit) noun--circuit, circular edge; the space surrounding a house; sphere of influence.
INCULCATE (in-KUL-kate) trans. verb--to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions.
KITSCH (KICH) noun--artistic or literary material held to be of low quality.
INDURATE (IND-yer-et) adj.--physically or morally hardened.
PELF (PELF) noun--booty.
BUMPTIOUS (BUMP-shus) adj.--presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive.
SOLECISM (SAHL-uh-sizm) noun--an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence.
AMBSACE (AIM-zase) noun--the lowest throw at dice; something worthless or unlucky.
BLENCH (BLENCH) int. verb--to draw back or turn aside from lack of courage or resolution.
PAPILLOTE (PAP-el-ote) noun--a greased paper wrapper in which food is cooked and served.
TEPHRA (TEF-ra) noun--solid material ejected into the air during a volcanic eruption.
DEVOIR (dev-WAR) noun--an act or conduct that may be required or expected of one; assigned task.
SAPONIFY (sa-PON-i-fie) trans. verb--to convert (as a fat or fatty acid) into soap.
MAUNDER (MAUN-der) int. verb--to move or progress slowly and uncertainly without definite aim.
XERIC (SIR-ik) adj.--low or deficient in moisture that is available for the support of plant life.
QUODLIBET (KWAD-luh-bet) noun--a subtle or debatable point; a humorous musical medley.
YEAN (YEEN) int. verb--to bring forth young (as a sheep or goat).
UNCTUOUS (UNK-chew-us) adj.--having the nature or qualities of an unguent or ointment.
ADUMBRATE (AD-um-brate) trans. verb--to foreshadow, symbolize, or prefigure.
LOSEL (LO-zul) noun--a worthless person.
GORGONIZE (GOR-guh-nize) trans. verb--to have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect upon.
DELIRATION (del-uh-RAY-shun) noun--abnormal state of mind.
ABAFT (uh-BAFT) adv.--toward or at the stern.
HELLKITE (HELL-kite) noun--one that shows cruelty.
PASH (PASH) trans. verb--to throw or strike violently.
NEBBISH (NEB-ish) noun--a timid, meek, or ineffectual person.
KENCH (KENCH) noun--a bin or enclosure in which fish or skins are salted.
OPPUGN (ah-PYOON) trans. verb--to fight against; to call in question.
BARBATE (BAR-bate) adj.--bearded; (botany) bearing long, stiff hairs.
SAVATE (suh-VAT) noun--form of boxing in which blows are delivered with either the feet or the hands.
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