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Past words of the day from http://www.dictionary.reference.com:

September 2005

capacious: able to contain much.
trammel: something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom; also, to hamper.
busker: a street musician or performer.
sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
deride: to laugh at with contempt.
cavil: to raise trivial objections; also, a trivial objection.
farrago: an assortment; a medley.
demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
quaff: to drink with relish.
hirsute: covered with hair or bristles.
tenebrous: dark; gloomy.
ostentation: excessive or pretentious display.
officious: meddlesome.
afflatus: a divine inspiration.
quorum: such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business
hauteur: haughtiness; arrogance.
xenophobia: fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign.
bacchanalia: a revel.
immure: to enclose within or as if within walls.
deliquesce: to melt away or become liquid.
capitulate: to surrender under agreed conditions.
adventitious: added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
modicum: a small or token amount.
fetid: stinking.
gimcrack: a showy but useless or worthless object.
banal: commonplace; trivial.
halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
adamant: not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
jocund: light-hearted; mirthful.
segue: to proceed without interruption.

October

puerile: juvenile; childish.
nadir: the lowest point.
effulgence: the state of being bright and radiant.
inchoate: partly but not fully in existence or operation.
beneficence: the practice of doing good.
sempiternal: everlasting; eternal.

I will add to this until the end of October, and then I will compile one every month.

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