WORD OF THE DAY

Friday, January 16, 2009

Word of the Day for Friday, January 16, 2009 laissez-faire \les-ey FAIR\, adjective: 1. the principle that business, industry, trade, etc. should operate with a minimum of regulation and interference by government 2. maintaining the principle of letting people do as they please Some Ryder Cup... Sign in to see full entry.

Word of the Day for Friday, January 16, 2009 laissez-faire \les-ey FAIR\, adjective: 1. the principle that business, industry, trade, etc. should operate with a minimum of regulation and interference by government 2. maintaining the principle of letting people do as they please Some Ryder Cup... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 15, 2009 kinetic \ki-NET-ik\, adjective: of or having to do with motion; caused by motion The piece is one of nearly 25 works showcased in the garden's spring exhibit, "Sculpture in Motion," featuring kinetic art nestled among the growing landscape. -- Katie... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 14, 2009 jettison \JET-uh-suhn, JET-uh-zuhn\, verb: 1. to throw goods overboard to lighten a ship or aircraft in distress 2. the act of throwing goods overboard when a craft is in distress; also, the goods thrown overboard 3. (figurative) to throw away; discard... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Word of the Day for Tuesday, January 13, 2009 iconoclast \ahy-KON-uh-klast\, noun: a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions as foolish or wrong In the end, Miles characterizes Zappa, for better or worse, as "an iconoclast in the male tradition of Neal Cassady, Hunter S. Thompson,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Word of the Day for Monday, January 12, 2009 hapless \HAP-lis\, adjective: unlucky; unfortunate It might explain how, on consecutive Sundays, quarterback Jay Cutler and Co. could be crushed by the hapless Oakland Raiders, only to pick up the pieces and dominate a New York Jets team that looked... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Word of the Day for Sunday, January 11, 2009 gargantuan \gahr-GAN-choo-uhn\, adjective: enormous; gigantic; huge On a marshy peninsula 50 miles from this Red Sea port, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is staking $12.5 billion on a gargantuan bid to catch up with the West in science and technology. --... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Word of the Day for Saturday, January 10, 2009 fastidious \fa-STID-ee-uhs\, adjective: hard to please; extremely refined or critical For months, his tall, fastidious figure had prowled around the old city hall on Wall Street, examining its eighty-year-old brickwork, muttering to himself in French,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Word of the Day for Friday, January 9, 2009 eclectic \i-KLEK-tik\, adjective: 1. selecting and using what seems best from various sources or systems; made up of selections from various sources 2. broad in acceptance of ideas or approval from other sources But, populated by an eclectic collection of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Word of the Day for Thursday, January 8, 2009 daunt \dawnt, dahnt\, verb: 1. to frighten; overcome with fear 2. to discourage; lesson the courage of "The huge size of a vessel does not seem to daunt the pirates," he said. "It shows their high degree of audacity and resources." -- Xan Rice, The... Sign in to see full entry.

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