Word of the day

April 26, 2017

Bema – the altar part or sanctuary in ancient and Orthodox churches; the enclosed space surrounding the altar; the sanctuary or chancel;  an open space between the end of the nave arcade and the apse ion a basilica; the podium or platform in a synagogue from which the Torah and Prophets are read; the platform from which orators spoke in ancient Athens.


Word of the day

April 25, 2017

Commemorate – recall and show respect for; mark or celebrate an event or person  by producing something; exist or do as a reminder of an important event or person in the past.


Word of the day

April 23, 2017

Reflet – lustre or iridescence, especially on ceramics; colour caused by reflection.


Word of the day

April 22, 2017

Haptic – of or relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception; tactile.


Word of the day

April 21, 2017

Proprioception – the unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself;  the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.


Word of the day

April 20, 2017

Wytai – a feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking to organ transplants, life insurance, and fiction—part of the faint background noise of absurdity that reverberates from the moment our ancestors first crawled out of the slime but could not for the life of them remember what they got up to do.

From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows


Word of the day

April 19, 2017

Chypre – a family, or concept,  of perfumes that are characterised by an accord composed of citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy-animalic base-note derived from oak moss and musk; a heady perfume made from sandalwood.


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