# Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2006/April

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 Word of the day for April 1 pinch and a punch for the first of the month phrase A superstitious phrase said on the first day of the new month ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 2 pulchritudinous adj. Having great physical beauty or appeal ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 3 ambergris n A solid, fatty, flammable substance produced in the intestines of the sperm whale and used in perfumes ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 4 hullabaloo n An uproar or fuss ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 5 chortle v To laugh joyfully, rather like a snorting chuckle ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 6 numismatist n One who studies and/or collects coins and currencies ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 7 quaternary adj Of fourth rank or order ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 8 conflagration n A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 9 puissant adj powerful, mighty, having authority ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 10 onomatopoeia n The property of a word of sounding like what it represents ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 11 quaff v To drink or imbibe, especially with vigour ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 12 tachygraphy n The art and practice of rapid writing. Stenography or short hand as done in ancient and mediæval times ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 13 salient adj Prominent, worthy of note; pertinent or relevant Of an heraldic animal, depicted in a leaping posture ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 14 avarice n An excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth. An inordinate desire for some supposed good. One of the seven deadly sins ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 15 colossal adj Extremely large ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 16 verisimilitude n Something that is, or appears to be, true or real, "like the truth" ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 17 paradiddle n A percussive exercise which involves playing a series of hits in the pattern RLRRLRLL ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 18 pshaw interj Indicating disapproval, irritation, impatience or disbelief ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 19 intransigent adj Stubbornly unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 20 gauche adj Awkward or lacking in social graces. Having a bumbling or faltering manner ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 21 nugatory adj Trivial or of little importance. Ineffective or futile ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 22 prognosticate v To predict, especially through the application of skill ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 23 tarantella n A rapid dance in ${\displaystyle 6/8}$ time, originating in Italy; the dance was believed to cure poisonous spider bites ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 24 lollygag v To fall behind through lack of effort ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 25 orthogonal adj Of, or relating to right angles; perpendicular to. Statistically independent, with reference to variates. Able to be treated independently of each other ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 26 plethora n An excessive amount or abundance ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 27 impugn v To verbally assault. To claim to be false or to cause to be questioned ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 28 mallemaroking n Drinking party on board a Greenland whaling ship ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 29 libidinous adj Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →

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 Word of the day for April 30 bloviate v To speak at length in a pompous or boastful manner ← yesterday | About Word of the Day • Archive • Nominate a word • Leave feedback | tomorrow →