Word of the day

January 18, 2017

Metonymy – the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant; a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part;  a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is called not by its own name but rather by a metonym, the name of something associated in meaning with that thing or concept.


Word of the day

January 17, 2017

Synecdoche – a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole the whole a part, thee special for the general or the general for the special.


Word of the day

January 16, 2017

Wifty – eccentric; silly; flighty; scatterbrained; unfocused; vague, imprecise; (of thinking, argument, etc.); unclear; fuzzy; muddle-headed.


Word of the day

January 15, 2017

Littoral – relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake; a region lying along a shore; the region or zone between the limits of high and low tides; inhabiting the shore of a sea or lake or the shallow waters near the shore.


Word of the day

January 14, 2017

Entelechy – realisation or actuality as opposed to a potentiality; the supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organisation.


Word of the day

January 13, 2017

Concupiscence – lust;  desire of the lower appetite, especially sexual,  contrary to reason; indwelling sin.


Word of the day

January 12, 2017

Narcokleptocracy – an elite or dominant group of people whose wealth derives from the trade in illegal drugs and other organised criminal activities; a government dominated by such a group; rule by drug lords; a government run by drug traffickers.


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