Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2006/January

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Note this was the first month of the official WOTD - off to a shaky start.

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Word of the day for January 10
agon noun
  1. A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work..

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Word of the day for January 11
sybarite noun
  1. A person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary.

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Word of the day for January 12
alpenglow noun
  1. rosy or reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains, especially snow covered mountains.

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Word of the day for January 13
ekstasis noun
  1. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self .

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Word of the day for January 14
concatenation noun
  1. A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.

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Word of the day for January 15
crapulous adj
  1. Surcharged with liquor; alcoholism; sick from excessive indulgence in drinking or eating; drunk; given to excesses.

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Word of the day for January 16
vade mecum noun
  1. A referential book such as a handbook or manual; A useful object, constantly carried on one's person ..

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Word of the day for January 17
burgage noun
  1. a medieval tenure in socage under which property in England and Scotland was held under the king or a lord of a town, and was maintained for a yearly rent or for rendering an inferior service (not knight's service) such as watching and warding.

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Word of the day for January 18
brume noun
  1. mist or fog.

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Word of the day for January 19
gossamer noun
  1. A fine film or strand as of cobwebs, floating in the air or caught on bushes etc.

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Word of the day for January 20
statism noun
  1. A belief in the importance of the power of the state over an individual, used to describe more extreme views.

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Word of the day for January 21
eon noun
  1. A long time, a period of 1,000,000,000 years.

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Word of the day for January 22
topography noun
  1. a detailed graphic representation of the surface features of a place or object; the features themselves (the terrain); the surveying of the features.

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Word of the day for January 23
butterfly noun
  1. A flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, usually having colorful/colourful wings (Entry including hundreds of translations).

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Word of the day for January 24
epigenetics noun
  1. the study of heritable changes caused by the activation and deactivation of genes without any change in DNA sequence.

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Word of the day for January 25
caprice noun
  1. an impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action.

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Word of the day for January 26
indelible adj
  1. having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface.

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Word of the day for January 27
oniochalasia noun
  1. The purchasing of objects as a form of mental relaxation.

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Word of the day for January 28
syzygy noun
  1. An alignment of three celestial bodies (for example, the Sun, Earth, and Moon) such that one body is directly between the other two, such as an eclipse.

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Word of the day for January 29
diatribe noun
  1. A verbal or written attack on a person.

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Word of the day for January 30
Blind Freddy noun
  1. (Australia) (colloquial) Imaginary incapacitated person.

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Word of the day for January 31
swabby noun
  1. Another word for swab, a sailor.

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