WotD Archives – September 2011
September 30th, 2011
1. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.”
September 29th, 2011
1. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible.
2. Highly refined; delicate.
September 26th, 2011
1. Full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar: a tumultuous celebration.
2. Raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy: a tumultuous crowd of students.
3. Highly agitated, as the mind or emotions; distraught; turbulent.
September 23rd, 2011
1. A novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character.
September 22nd, 2011
1. Occurring everyday.
2. Belonging to each day; everyday.
3. Commonplace, ordinary.
September 21st, 2011
1. Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.
September 20th, 2011
1. Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile: “A mercurial temperament.”
September 19th, 2011
1. A tragic flaw.
September 16th, 2011
1. A burial place, especially a large and elaborate cemetery belonging to an ancient city.
September 15th, 2011
1. Being or seeming to be everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
September 14th, 2011
1. A remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.
2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea.
September 13th, 2011
1. Dash or flamboyance in manner or style.
2. A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.
September 12th, 2011
1. Displaying a rainbow of colors that change when seen from different angles.
September 9th, 2011
1. Difficult to understand; abstruse.
2. Not publicly disclosed; confidential.
3. Of rare, special, or unusual interest.
September 8th, 2011
1. Producing a feeling of being purified emotionally, spiritually, or psychologically as a result of an intense emotional experience or therapeutic technique. “The strength of the movie had a cathartic effect on her.”
September 7th, 2011
1. To address familiarly.
September 6th, 2011
1. Marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation; gaudy.
2. Loud and flashy: garish makeup.
September 2nd, 2011
1. Full; complete; absolute.
2. Having all members of a meeting in attendance.