Word of the day

July 29, 2014

Adscititious – forming an addition or supplement; not integral; not inherent or essential; added or derived from an external source; additional.


Word of the day

July 28, 2014

 Pithanology – persuasive or seductive speech or argument; the use of specious or plausible arguments; sophistry.


Word of the day

July 27, 2014

Raupatu – confiscate, take by force.


Word of the day

July 26, 2014

Ihi – power, authority, essential force.


Word of the day

July 25, 2014

Tūrangawaewae – a place to stand, a place to belong to, a seat or location of identity.


Word of the day

July 24, 2014

Manaakitanga  – respect for hosts or kindness to guests, to entertain, to look after.


Word of the day

July 23, 2014

Arohacompassion, tenderness, sustaining love.


Word of the day

July 22, 2014

Manuhiri  - guests, visitors.


Word of the day

July 21, 2014

Whaikōrero – the art and practice of speech making.


Word of the day

July 20, 2014

Poppysmic – the sound produced by smacking lips together.


Word of the day

July 19, 2014

Rannygazoo – the run-around; horse-play,  irritating or foolish carryings-on; nonsense; prank or tricks.


Word of the day

July 18, 2014

Gallimaufry:  a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.

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Also the Labour Party.


Word of the day

July 17, 2014

Hereism – faithfulness in marriage; monogamy.


Word of the day

July 16, 2014

Facient – producing a specified action or state; one who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent; the second number in a two-digit multiplication problem.


Word of the day

July 15, 2014

Clappermaclaw – to claw or scratch; to scold.


Word of the day

July 14, 2014

Swartwouter – an embezzler who flees.


Word of the day

July 13, 2014

Mammatus – (also known as mammatocumulus) mammary cloud; cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud; of, relating to, or being a cloud whose lower surface is in the form of pouches; rounded, smooth, sack-like protrusions hanging from the underside of a cloud .


Word of the day

July 12, 2014

Pithanology – persuasive or seductive speech or argument; sophistry.


Word of the day

July 11, 2014

Inspissate – thicken, condense or congeal; make or become dense.


Word of the day

July 10, 2014

Gubbins – bits and pieces; odds and ends; miscellaneous items; an object of little or no value; paraphernalia; a gadget; fish parings or refuse.


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