Word of the day

July 27, 2016

Crorepati –   (in India) a person whose assets are worth at least one crore or 10 million rupees; a person who resides in a household whose net worth or wealth exceeds ten million rupees, or units of another currency.

Hat tip: Tim Worstall

Word of the day

July 26, 2016

Poon  – a simple,  foolish or ineffectual person; any of several trees (genus Calophyllum) of the East Indies and the Pacific islands; the hard light wood of poon used especially for masts and spars; to put something under the leg of a table to stop it rocking; to dress in such a way as to attract attention, typically with sexual success in view.

Word of the day

July 25, 2016

Chiaroscuro – the arrangement, distribution or treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting; pictorial representation in terms of light and shade without regard to color; the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition to define three-dimensional objects; an effect of contrasted light and shadow;the interplay or contrast of dissimilar qualities (as of mood or character); the quality of being veiled or partly in shadow; a 16th century woodcut technique involving the use of several blocks to print different tones of the same colour; a print made by this technique.

Word of the day

July 24, 2016

Bibliognost – a well read person; someone with a wide knowledge of books,  versed in bibliography or the history of books.

Word of the day

July 23, 2016

Yarak – (of a trained hawk) fit and in a proper condition for hunting; a state of prime fitness in a hawk; a super-alert state where the bird is hungry, but not weak, and ready to hunt; good flying condition.

Word of the day

July 22, 2016

Consanguinity – relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship; of the same blood or origin.

Word of the day

July 21, 2016

Windbaggery  – pompous, meaningless talk; lengthy discussion with no interesting content; endless prattling.


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