Word Wise 2018: The Complete Collection

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Hi there!

It’s been a while; my sophomore year has kept me insanely busy. Thus, I haven’t been able to post, and Word Wise had to end much earlier than scheduled. However, Word Wise still had an awesome year, with a huge collection of hand-selected words now ready to be archived.

Word Wise will return in June of 2019 for its 5th year, so stay tuned!

Below, you’ll find the complete 2018 collection of words. For the newest content, be sure to check out the Word Wise page at the top of 12 and Beyond!


SEPTEMBER 20- moralize [verb] to raise something to a higher standard in terms of morality and virtue

SEPTEMBER 19- grandiosity [noun] the magnificence or impressiveness of something

SEPTEMBER 18- quintessence [noun] the absolute best example of something

SEPTEMBER 17- fulgent [adjective] shining brightly

SEPTEMBER 16- solace [noun] someone or something that is a source of comfort during a difficult time; release from something painful

SEPTEMBER 15- sapiential [adjective] Relating to wisdom

SEPTEMBER 14- forthright [adjective] straightforward and honest

SEPTEMBER 13- jocular [adjective] fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful

SEPTEMBER 12- rapprochement [noun] the resuming of friendly relations where there was once hostility

SEPTEMBER 11- assiduous [adjective] showing great care and perseverance

SEPTEMBER 10- adamantine [adjective] unbreakable

SEPTEMBER 9- perpetual [adjective] never ending or changing

SEPTEMBER 8- salient [adjective] most noticeable or important

SEPTEMBER 7- provenance [noun] the beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin

SEPTEMBER 6- fraught [adjective] filled with or destined to result in

SEPTEMBER 5- prognosticate [verb] foretell or prophesy (an event in the future)

SEPTEMBER 4- affinity [noun] a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something

SEPTEMBER 3- incontrovertible [adjective] not able to be denied or disputed

SEPTEMBER 2- quotidian [adjective] occurring daily

SEPTEMBER 1- moiety [noun] one of two equal parts, a portion into which something is divided

AUGUST 31- evanescent [adjective] passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing

AUGUST 30- diffident [adjective] modest or shy

AUGUST 29- ancillary [noun] a person whose work provides necessary support to the primary activities of an organization, institution, or industry

AUGUST 28- victulate [verb] to provide with food or other stores

AUGUST 27- equanimity [noun] mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation

AUGUST 26- mellifluous [adjective] pleasant to hear

AUGUST 25- temerity [noun] excessive confidence or boldness; audacity

AUGUST 24- stipulate [verb] to specify especially as a condition or requirement of an agreement

AUGUST 23- valorous [adjective] valiant and courageous

AUGUST 22- attune [verb] make receptive or aware

AUGUST 21- interim [noun] an intervening time

AUGUST 20- incipient [noun] a beginning

AUGUST 19- concur [verb] to express agreement

AUGUST 18- involute [verb] involved; intricate

AUGUST 17- euphuism [noun] a highly elaborate way of writing or speaking

AUGUST 16- revel [verb] get great pleasure from (a situation or experience)

AUGUST 15- precocious [adjective] indicative of early development

AUGUST 14- saccharine [adjective] excessively sweet or sentimental

AUGUST 13- conciliate [verb] stop (someone) from being angry or discontented; placate; pacify

AUGUST 12- capricious [adjective] determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

AUGUST 11- ineffable [adjective] too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words

AUGUST 10- enigma [noun] a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand

AUGUST 9- elucidate [verb] to clarify

AUGUST 8- valorize [verb] give or ascribe value or validity to (something)

AUGUST 7- intrepid [adjective] fearless; adventurous

AUGUST 6- flaunt [verb] to display proudly

AUGUST 5- edification [noun] the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually

AUGUST 4- ascribe [verb] attribute something to (a cause)

AUGUST 3- canonical [adjective] relating to a general rule or standard formula

AUGUST 2- cloister [verb] to seclude in order to achieve serenity

AUGUST 1- eclectic [adjective] deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources

JULY 31- accretion [noun] the process of growth or increase, typically by gradual accumulation

JULY 30- acolyte [noun] an assistant or follower

JULY 29- opine [verb] to hold and state as one’s opinion

JULY 28- pragmatic [adjective] dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

JULY 27- emulate [verb] to match or surpass

JULY 26- abate [verb] lessen, reduce, or remove

JULY 25- proverbial [adjective] being of popular maxim

JULY 24- percolate [verb] to spread gradually

JULY 23- empirical [adjective] verifiable by experience

JULY 22- intersperse [verb] diversify at intervals

JULY 21- chimerical [adjective] fantastically visionary

JULY 20- compendium [noun] a collection of things, especially one systematically gathered

JULY 19- mollify [verb] to soften in feeling or temper

JULY 18- impart [verb] to bestow (a quality)

JULY 17- conflate [verb] to combine or condense several ideas into one

JULY 16- pervasive [adjective] spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people; prevalent

JULY 15- elated [adjective] being in high spirits

JULY 14- divination [noun] the practice of seeking knowledge of or predicting the future or the unknown

JULY 13- reify [verb] make (something abstract) more concrete or real

JULY 12- extricate [verb] free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty

JULY 11- verdant [adjective] green; luscious and rich

JULY 10- undulate [verb] move with a smooth, wavelike motion

JULY 9- professorial [adjective] characteristic of a professor; accomplished

JULY 8- concatenation [noun] a series of interconnected things or events

JULY 7- filial [adjective] devoted from a son or daughter

JULY 6- ardent [adjective] passionate; enthusiastic

JULY 5- apprise [verb] to inform

JULY 4- accredit [verb] to give credit to; to attribute a quality to

JULY 3- approbation [noun] approval or praise

JULY 2- paramount [adjective] supreme in importance

JULY 1- palisade [noun] an enclosure or defense

JUNE 30- voracious [adjective] displaying an eager approach

JUNE 29- promiscuous [adjective] demonstrating or implying an undiscriminating or unselective approach

JUNE 28- probity [noun] the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency

JUNE 27- allocution [noun] a formal speech giving advice

JUNE 26- salve [noun] a remedial influence

JUNE 25- parity [noun] the state of being equal or equivalent

June 1 – 12 and Beyond’s Summer Break – June 24

MAY 31- sententious [adjective] given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner

MAY 30- catalyst [noun] a person or thing that precipitates an event

MAY 29- fortuity [noun] a chance occurrence

MAY 28- emblematize [verb] serve as a symbolic representation of (a quality or concept)

MAY 27- supple [adjective] bending and moving easily and gracefully

MAY 26- succor [noun] assistance and support in times of hardship and distress

MAY 25- lucid [adjective] clear in expression; easy to understand

MAY 24- humility [noun] a modest view of one’s importance; humbleness

MAY 23- prudence [noun] care, caution, and good judgement

MAY 22- voluptuous [adjective] pleasurable to the senses

MAY 21- immolate [verb] offer as sacrifice

MAY 20- renunciation [noun] the formal rejection of something, typically a belief, claim, or course of action; self-denial, often to reach enlightenment

MAY 19- venial [adjective] slight and pardonable

MAY 18- incessant [adjective] continuing without pause or interruption

MAY 17- voluble [adjective] speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently

MAY 16- laconic [adjective] to the point

MAY 15- galvanize [verb] to inspire action

MAY 14- laud [verb] to praise highly

MAY 13- invigorate [verb] give strength or energy to; revitalize

MAY 12- predilection [noun] a preference or special liking for something

MAY 11- acumen [noun] the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain

MAY 10- synthesis [noun] the combination of ideas to form a theory or system

MAY 9- conspicuous [adjective] standing out so as to be clearly visible; attracting notice and attention

MAY 8- polyethnic [adjective] formed of a diversity of many peoples

MAY 7 – novaturient [adjective] desiring or seeking powerful change in one’s life, behavior, or situation

MAY 6- cultivate [verb] apply oneself to improving or developing (one’s mind or manners); try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill)

MAY 5- ingenuous [adjective] innocent and unsuspecting

MAY 4- tenacious [adjective] tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely

MAY 3- tender [adjective] showing gentleness and concern or sympathy

MAY 2- genial [adjective] friendly and cheerful

MAY 1- esteem [noun] respect and admiration, typically for a person

APRIL 30- edify [verb] instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually

APRIL 29- notion [noun] a conception of or belief about something

APRIL 28- perceptive [adjective] having or showing sensitive insight

APRIL 27- exultant [adjective] triumphantly happy

APRIL 26- credence [noun] belief in or acceptance of something as true

APRIL 25- inherent [adjective] existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute

APRIL 24- meritorious [adjective] deserving reward or praise

APRIL 23- angelic [adjective] innocent and kind

APRIL 22- conviction [noun] the quality of showing that one is firmly convinced of what one believes or says

APRIL 21- adore [verb] love and respect (someone) deeply

APRIL 20- ubuntu [noun] a quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity

APRIL 19- serendipitous [adjective] occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way

APRIL 18- celerity [noun] swiftness of movement

APRIL 17- avidity [noun] extreme eagerness or enthusiasm

APRIL 16- benign [adjective] mild and favorable; not harmful

APRIL 15- esconce [verb] establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe place

APRIL 14- altruism [noun] concern for others

APRIL 13- aegis [noun] the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization

APRIL 12- coalesce [verb] come together and form one mass or whole; unite

APRIL 11- candor [noun] the quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness

APRIL 10- augment [verb] make (something) greater by adding to it; increase

APRIL 9- ameliorate [verb] make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better

APRIL 8- adroit [adjective] clever or skillful in using the hands or mind

APRIL 7- suffice [verb] to meet the needs of

APRIL 6- manifold [adjective] many and various

APRIL 5- vicissitude [noun] alternation between opposite or contrasting things

APRIL 4- accord [verb] give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)

APRIL 3- venerable [adjective] accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character

APRIL 2- vigor [noun] effort, energy, and enthusiasm

APRIL 1- disparate [adjective] essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison

MARCH 31- gradation [noun] a scale or a series of successive changes, stages, or degrees

MARCH 30- sustenance [noun] the maintaining of someone or something in life or existence; nourishment

MARCH 29- vindicate [verb] show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified

MARCH 28- levity [noun] humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor; lighthearted

MARCH 27- equivocal [adjective] open to more than one interpretation

MARCH 26- colloquium [noun] an academic conference or seminar

MARCH 25- servile [adjective] having or showing willingness to serve or please others

MARCH 24- accentuate [verb] make more noticeable or prominent

MARCH 23- complement [verb] add to (something) in a way that enhances or improves it; make perfect

MARCH 22- exuberance [noun] the quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness

MARCH 21- approbation [noun] approval or praise

MARCH 20- bolster [verb] to support or strengthen

MARCH 19- eminence [noun] an important, influential, or distinguished person

MARCH 18- grandeur [noun] splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style

MARCH 17- clairvoyant [adjective] having or exhibiting an ability to perceive events in the future

MARCH 16- vitalize [verb] to give strength and energy to

MARCH 15- promulgate [verb] promote or make widely known (an idea or cause)

MARCH 14- permissive [adjective] allowing or characterized by great or excessive freedom of behavior

MARCH 13- facile [adjective] easily achieved; effortless

MARCH 12- deference [noun] humble submission and respect

MARCH 11- altruistic [adjective] showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish

MARCH 10- insinuating [adjective] to introduce something by smooth, artful means

MARCH 9- pliability [noun] adjustable to varying conditions

MARCH 8- chivalrous [adjective] marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy

MARCH 7- gallantry [noun] courageous behavior; polite attention or respect

MARCH 6- ingratiating [adjective] intended to gain approval or favor; sycophantic

MARCH 5- supposition [noun] a belief or hypothesis

MARCH 4- capacious [adjective] having a lot of space inside; roomy

MARCH 3- enumerate [verb] to mention a number of things one by one

MARCH 2- mirth [noun] amusement, especially as expressed in laughter

MARCH 1- acquit [verb] to declare innocent of wrongdoing

FEBRUARY 28- harmonious [adjective] free from disagreement or dissent

FEBRUARY 27- veritable [adjective] being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary

FEBRUARY 26- frank [adjective] characterized by directness in manner or speech

FEBRUARY 25- triumph [noun] a great victory or achievement

FEBRUARY 24- transcendent [adjective] surpassing the ordinary; exceptional

FEBRUARY 23- penitence [noun] the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong

FEBRUARY 22- effervescent [adjective] vivacious and enthusiastic

FEBRUARY 21- zeal [noun] great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective

FEBRUARY 20- veracity [noun] habitual truthfulness

FEBRUARY 19- ruminate [verb] to think deeply about something

FEBRUARY 18- benefactor [noun] a person who confers a benefit; kindly helper

FEBRUARY 17- apprise [verb] to inform, to teach

FEBRUARY 16- exemplar [adjective] a person or thing serving as a typical example or excellent model

FEBRUARY 15- admonish [verb] to advise or urge (someone) earnestly

FEBRUARY 14- clinch [verb] to confirm or settle something

FEBRUARY 13- coherent [adjective] logical and consistent

FEBRUARY 12- evince [verb] to reveal the presence of a quality or feeling

FEBRUARY 11- amiable [adjective] having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner

FEBRUARY 10- countenance [verb] admit as acceptable or possible

FEBRUARY 9- pedant [noun] one who makes a show of knowledge

FEBRUARY 8- heuristic [adjective] enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves

FEBRUARY 7- gallantry [noun] polite attention or respect given to someone

FEBRUARY 6- doting [adjective] extremely and uncritically fond of someone; adoring

FEBRUARY 5- exonerate [verb] to absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, especially after due consideration

FEBRUARY 4- coruscate [verb] to flash or sparkle

FEBRUARY 3- succinct [adjective] briefly and clearly expressed

FEBRUARY 2- stalwart [adjective] loyal, reliable, and hardworking

FEBRUARY 1- veneration [noun] displaying great respect; reverence

JANUARY 31- ecosophy [noun] a philosophy of ecological harmony

JANUARY 30- prodigious [adjective] remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree

JANUARY 29- prescient [adjective] having or showing knowledge of events before they take place

JANUARY 28- impermanence [noun] the state of being changeable, not permanent

JANUARY 27- gaiety [noun] the state or quality of being lighthearted or cheerful

JANUARY 26- fortuitous [adjective] happening by a lucky chance; fortunate

JANUARY 25- philosophy [noun] the pursuit of wisdom

JANUARY 24- gregarious [adjective] fond of company; sociable

JANUARY 23- amicable [adjective] having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor

JANUARY 22- repose [verb] to give rest and closure

JANUARY 21- loquacious [adjective] characterized by free and fluent speech

JANUARY 20- aggregate [noun] a whole formed by combining several (typically disparate) elements

JANUARY 19- illustrious [adjective] well known, respected, and admired for past achievements.

JANUARY 18- ethos [noun] an appeal to one’s beliefs and morals

JANUARY 17- sagacious [adjective] having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd

JANUARY 16- discernment [noun] the ability to judge well

JANUARY 15- tenacious [adjective] not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined

JANUARY 14- respite [noun] a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant

JANUARY 13- transcend [verb] to be or go beyond the range or limits of something

JANUARY 12- commend [verb] to praise formally or officially

JANUARY 11- effusive [adjective] expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner

JANUARY 10- reconcile [verb] to restore friendly relations between

JANUARY 9- sanguine [adjective] optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

JANUARY 8- virtuous [adjective] having or showing high moral standards

JANUARY 7 – benevolence [noun] the quality of being well meaning and showing kindness

SOURCES

Google’s Embedded Dictionary

Merriam-Webster.com

Dictionary.com

Vocabulary.com

PositiveWordsDictionary.com


Thank you, and have an amazing year!

Gabe

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