Word of the day

November 15, 2019

Indefeasible – not subject to being lost, annulled, or overturned; not forfeitable.


Word of the day

November 14, 2019

Climatotherapy –  treatment of disease or ill health by travel to, or residence in, a place with a beneficial climate.


Word of the day

November 13, 2019

Kula  – In some Pacific Island communities  an inter-island system of ceremonial gift exchange as a prelude to or at the same time as regular trading; a Melanesian interisland system of exchange in which prestige items (as necklaces and arm shells) are ceremoniously exchanged with a concomitant trade in useful goods.


Word of the day

November 12, 2019

Vicambulist – one who walks about in the streets.


Word of the day

November 11, 2019

Pica – a unit of type size and line length equal to 12 points (about 1/6 inch or 4.2 mm; a size of letter in typewriting, with 10 characters to the inch (about 3.9 to the centimetre); a craving for something that is not normally regarded as nutritive, such as dirt, clay, paper, or chalk.


Word of the day

November 10, 2019

Grimthorpe – to remodel (an ancient building) without proper knowledge or care to retain its original quality and character; restore or renovate an ancient building with excessive spending rather than with skill;  treat in the manner of Lord Grimthorpe, that is, to ‘restore’ (an old piece of architecture) with the effect of spoiling it,


Word of the day

November 9, 2019

Xanthodontous – having yellow teeth.


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