Monday, February 1, 2010

February Words of the Day

Some more fun words of the day for this month. This is list is taken from's February 2009 Word of the Day Archive. Go to that link to see expanded definitions and pronunciation of all the words listed here!

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1. victuals: supply of food

2. chaff: seed coverings; detritus
3. defalcate: take fraudulently
4. virtuoso: exceptional performer
5. unwitting: lacking knowledge
6. erstwhile: former; formerly
7. denigrate: belittle, attack maliciously
8. highhanded: with haughty disregard
9. toady: someone who is servile
10. osteopath: therapist who manipulates body structure
11. tome: large scholarly book
12. froward: willfully contrary
13. expurgate: to remove offensive parts
14. myopia: nearsightedness
15. pinchbeck: something that is counterfeit
16. interminable: seeming to have no end
17. burnish: to polish and make shiny
18. consternation: a sudden dread
19. tautological: needlessly repetitious
20. ellipsis: omission of word(s)
21. hermetic: airtight; protected
22. nocuous: harmful
23. beseech: ask for earnestly
24. peculate: appropriate fraudulently
25. openhanded: giving freely
26. declaim: speak against
27. hidebound: stubbornly conservative
28. pedant: person holding books in esteem

"Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words."
Genesis 49:21
Hunter is 4 years, 11 months old

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