Word of the day

July 19, 2019

Malthusianism – the view that without ‘moral restraint’ the population will increase at a greater rate than its means of subsistence ; of or relating to Malthus or to his theory that population tends to increase at a faster rate than its means of subsistence and that unless it is checked by moral restraint or by disease, famine, war, or other disaster widespread poverty and degradation inevitably result.


Word of the day

July 18, 2019

Famelicose – often or constantly very hungry.


Word of the day

July 16, 2019

Questive – querying; interrogative.


Word of the day

July 15, 2019

Folliful – full of folly; foolish; having a liking for playing pranks.


Word of the day

July 14, 2019

Incidentaloma – an unanticipated finding which is not related to the original diagnostic inquiry; pathological findings in the sellar area, observed during head imaging performed in patients for reasons, unrelated to ophthalmological and/or endocrinological symptoms; an abnormal lesion or tumor detected by chance during a medical imaging test, physical examination, or surgery.


Word of the day

July 13, 2019

Forfex – humourously pedantic; a pair of pincers or scissors.


Word of the day

July 12, 2019

Imperium –  the supreme power, held especially by consuls and emperors, to command and administer in military, judicial, and civil affairs; the right to command; supreme power or dominion; complete control or influence; the authority of a state to govern itself or its subject territories; empire.


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