2006
01.26

From Wordsmith.org‘s “Today’s Word” rss feed.

  • looby – An awkward, clumsy, lazy fellow.
  • frowzy – 1. Unkempt, slovenly. 2. Having a musty odor.
  • rangy – 1. Slim and long-limbed. 2. Inclined to roaming.
  • fussbudget – One who is fussy about unimportant things.
  • yestreen – Yesterday evening.
  • hesternal – Of yesterday.
  • verso – 1. A left-hand page. 2. The back of a page.
  • sprachgefuhl – A feeling for language or a sensitivity for what is correct language.
  • mogigraphia – Writer’s cramp.
  • prufrockian – Marked by timidity and indecisiveness, and beset by unfulfilled aspirations.
  • poindexter – An extremely intelligent but socially inept person.
  • frisson – A sudden, brief moment of excitement or fear; thrill, shudder.
  • somnific – Causing sleep.
  • shenanigan – A deceitful trick or a mischievous act; a prank.
  • apian – Of or relating to bees.
  • woebegone – Affected with, or exhibiting, woe.
  • nychthemeron – A full period of a day and night: 24 hours.
  • accismus – Feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it.
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