Sunday, January 3, 2010


We did this along time ago but we are starting up again for the new year. I have been getting words off of's Word of the Day feature for a while now, giving Hunter a new word to play with every day. It has been an on-again, off-again occurrence, and we haven't been doing it in a while now, but we're back and at it again (and really excited about it).

When I first started doing this, I thought it would be a cool and logical idea, but had no idea how much fun we would have with it.

A lot of the words have resulted in a fun imaginary story to act them out and explain them, such as camarilla (a group of secret and often scheming advisers), or deus ex machina (an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty)

So, here we are back at it again. These are the words of the day for January (taken from the January 2009 list on

  1. wanderlust: impulse to travel
  2. xanthous: yellowish
  3. yegg: burglar or safecracker
  4. zealous: very enthusiastic
  5. abstinent: self-restraining
  6. beleaguer: force to quit; upset
  7. candor: honesty
  8. daunt: cause to lose courage
  9. eclectic: varying in style
  10. fastidious: hard to please
  11. gargantuan: huge
  12. hapless: deserving pity
  13. iconoclast: critic of ideas
  14. jettison: throw away or over
  15. kinetic: moving
  16. laissez-faire: non-interference
  17. magnanimous: generous and noble
  18. narcolepsy: sleep disorder
  19. obscure: less visible or clear
  20. pandiculation: yawning and stretching
  21. qualitative: based on qualities
  22. rancor: deep anger and ill will
  23. sallow: unhealthy looking
  24. talisman: lucky charm
  25. unconscionable: lacking conscience
  26. vacuous: inanely foolish
  27. wanton: behaving lewdly
  28. yielding: giving in
  29. acclaim: approval
  30. bemoan: regret and complain
  31. canine: doglike

"Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words." 
Genesis 49:21

Hunter is 4 years, 9 months old

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