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.


Word of the day

July 9, 2014
Snickersnee – to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting with knives; a large knife, designed for use as a thrusting and cutting weapon.

Word of the day

July 8, 2014

Cattywampus – askew, awry; in disarray or disorder; not directly across from nor adjacent to.


Word of the day

July 6, 2014

Asthenia – abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy; loss of strength, debility.


11/14

July 6, 2014

11/14 in The Guardian’s grammar test.


Word of the day

July 5, 2014
Cumberground – totally worthless object or person; someone who just takes up space; something that is just in the way.

Word of the day

July 4, 2014

Inchoate – just begun and not fully developed; rudimentary; being only partly in existence or operation;  incipient; imperfectly formed or formulated; not organised; lacking order; (of an offence, such as incitement or conspiracy) anticipating or preparatory to a further criminal act.


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