Word of the day

February 11, 2016

Bilharzia – a human parasitic flat worm in the fluke or Trematode order; a chronic disease, endemic in parts of Africa and South America, caused by infestation with blood flukes (schistosomes); a blood fluke.

Hat tip: Andrei

Word of the day

February 10, 2016

Samfie – a conman, swindler;  confidence trickster, especially one who pretends to have supernatural powers.

Word of the day

February 9, 2016

Scattergood – wasteful person; spendthrift.

Word of the day

February 8, 2016

Mussitate – mumble, mutter; talk indistinctly and usually in a low voice.

Word of the day

February 7, 2016

Catachresis – the use of a word in an incorrect way or in the wrong context; use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech; misuse or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occurring either in error or for rhetorical effect.

Word of the day

February 6, 2016

Ngātahi – together.

Word of the day

February 5, 2016

Tambour –  a small drum; a circular frame for holding fabric taut while it is being embroidered; an embroidery frame; especially : a set of two interlocking hoops between which cloth is stretched before stitching; decorate or embroider on a tambour; a sliding door on desks or cabinets made of thin strips of wood glued side by side onto a canvas backing.


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