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Word of the Day – Bioluminescence

By July 26, 2022Word of the Day

Bioluminescence (noun)

bi-o-loom-in-es-sens

The biochemical emission of light by living organisms such as glow-worms and deep-sea fish.

Example sentences

“The bioluminescence from the plankton made the waves glow blue.”

Word of the Day – Steadfast

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Steadfast (adj) sted-fast Firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment. First recorded before 1000 and comes from the Middle English word stedefast, from Old English stedefæst. (more…)

Word of the Day – Motte

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Motte (noun) mot (historic)a mound forming the site of a castle or camp. late 19th century: from French, ‘mound’, from Old French mote (see moat). (more…)

Word of the Day – Plash

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Plash (noun) plash A gentle splash. / A pool or puddle. First recorded before 1000; Middle English plasch “pool, puddle,” Old English plæsc; cognate with Dutch, Low German plas, probably…

Word of the Day – Fulgurate

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Fulgurate (verb) gul-guyr-ayt To flash and dart like lightning. 1670–80;  Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning (more…)

Word of the Day – Eustress

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Eustress (noun) yoo-stres Physical, mental, or emotional tension that is caused by something positive or is psychologically or physically beneficial. First recorded in 1965–70 and comes from the Greek prefix…

Word of the Day – Heterogeneous

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Heterogeneous (adj) het-er-oh-jeen-yus Different in kind; unlike; incongruous. Composed of parts of different kinds; having widely dissimilar elements or constituents 1615–25; Medieval Latin (more…)

Word of the Day – Hodgepodge

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Hodgepodge (adj) hodj-podj A random mixture; a jumble. First recorded in 1615–25; variant of hotchpotch (more…)

Word of the Day – Primordial

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Primordial (adj) pry-mawd-ee-al constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original. First recorded around 1350–1400 and comes via Middle English from the Late Latin word prīmōrdiālis, meaning…

Word of the Day – Comity

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Comity (noun) kom-it-ee Mutual courtesy; civility. First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin cōmitās, equivalent to cōm(is) “affable” + -itās -ity (more…)

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