Word of the day

August 29, 2014

Hoggin – a mixture of sand and gravel, used especially as hard core in road-building; a finely sifted gravel containing enough clay binder for it to be used in its natural form for making paths or roads.


How’s your vocab?

August 29, 2014

How’s your vocabulary?

25/30 – would have been 27 if I’d followed my instinct.

 


Word of the day

August 28, 2014

Psilocybin - a hallucinogenic compound of the alkaloid class, found in the liberty cap and related toadstools; a hallucinogenic crystalline solid, C 1 2 H 1 7 N 2 O 4 P, obtained from the mushroom Psilocybe Mexicana.

Hat tip: Rob Hosking


Word of the day

August 27, 2014

Hwyl - a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy.


Word of the day

August 26, 2014

Paludal - of or relating to marshes or fens; marshy; living or occurring in a marshy habitat.


Word of the day

August 25, 2014

Fuscous - dark and sombre in colour; of brownish-gray; dusky.


Word of the day

August 24, 2014

Alterity,  – the fact or state of being other or different;  diversity, difference, otherness; an instance of this;  the entity in contrast to which an identity is constructed.


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