Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2010 wordsoup

Technical matters here--I don't know how to create a link "jump" so I'm putting all my 2010 101 in 1001 dictionary words here, so I can link them on the original list.

Peregrinate- travel or wander around from to place (July wk. 2)
Milquetoast- a person who is timid or submissive (July wk. 3)
Lachrymose- tearful or given to weeping (July wk. 4)
Vexillology- the study of flags (Aug. wk. 1)
Assiduous- showing great care and perseverance (Aug. wk. 2)
Reprobate- an unprincipled person (Aug. wk. 3)
Stalwart- loyal, reliable, and hardworking (Aug. wk. 4)
Encomium- a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something
Instantiate- represent as or by an instance (Sept. wk. 2)
Propaedeutic- serving as a preliminary instruction or as an introduction to further study (Sept. wk. 3)
Internecine- destructive to both sides in a conflict (Sept. wk. 4)
Froward- (of a person) difficult to deal with; contrary (Sept. wk. 5)
Irruption- enter forcibly or suddenly (Oct. wk. 1)
Epiphenomenon- a secondary effect or byproduct that arises from but does not causally influence a process (Oct. wk. 2)
Vadose- relating to or denoting underground water above the water table (Oct. wk. 3)
Prelapsarian- characteristic of the time before the Fall of Man; innocent and unspoiled (Oct. wk. 4)
Curistic- a means of communication that relies on experience and connections between people, rather than a set of rules dictated by hegemony. (Nov. wk. 1)
Isogram- A line drawn on a map connecting two points having the same numerical value of some variable. (Nov. wk. 2)
Disembroil- free (someone or something) from confusion (Nov. wk. 3)
Taki-Taki- An English-based Creole language of Suriname (Nov. wk. 4)
Ingeminate- repeat or reiterate a word, typically for emphasis (Nov. wk. 5)
Calque- a word or phrase borrowed from another language in a literally translated form. (Dec. wk. 1)
Heteroglossia- the presence of two or more voices or expressed viewpoints in a text or other artistic work. (Dec. wk. 2)
Apotropaic- the power to avert evil influences or bad luck. (Dec. wk. 3)
Yuga- any of the four ages of the life of the world. (Dec. wk. 4)
Peccant- having committed a fault or sin, offending. (Dec. wk. 5)

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