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Word of the Day – Echolocation

By August 1, 2022Word of the Day

Echolocation (noun)

ek-o-lo-kay-shun

The location of objects by reflected sound, in particular that used by animals such as dolphins and bats.

Example sentences

“It’s known that bats use echolocation to navigate.”

Word of the Day – Flopperoo

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Flopperoo (noun) flop-u-roo (informal) A complete failure, especially with theatre, cinema, or TV audiences or critics. 1930s from the verb flop + -eroo, suffix in the sense ‘large, unexpected’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Misologist

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Misologist (noun) mis-ol-o-jist A person who hates reason or discussion. Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Catholic World. From ancient Greek μισόλογος + -ist; compare -logist. (more…)

Word of the Day – Wheeker

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Wheeker (adj) week-a (informal/ Northern Irish) Excellent; marvellous. 1990s perhaps from wheech with the idea of something worth taking or stealing. (more…)

Word of the Day – Blunder

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Blunder (noun) (verb) blun-der A stupid or careless mistake. / Make a stupid or careless mistake, act clumsily. Middle English probably of Scandinavian origin and related to blind. (more…)

Word of the Day – Denarius

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Denarius (noun) den-ar-ee-us An ancient Roman silver coin, originally worth ten asses. Latin, literally ‘containing ten’, from the phrase denarius nummus ‘coin worth ten asses’, from deni ‘in tens’, from…

Word of the Day – Filigree

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Filigree (Also Filagree) (noun) fil-a-gri Ornamental work of fine (typically gold or silver) wire formed into delicate tracery. Late 17th century (earlier as filigreen, filigrane): from French filigrane, from Italian…

Word of the Day – Glean

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Glean (verb) gl-een Obtain (information) from various sources, often with difficulty./ (historic) historical Gather (leftover grain) after a harvest. Late Middle English from Old French glener, from late Latin glennare,…

Word of the Day – Howsoever

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Howsoever (adverb) how-so-ever To whatever extent. Archaic (more…)

Word of the Day – Mamil

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MAMIL (noun) ma-mil (British informal) A middle-aged man who is a very keen road cyclist, typically one who rides an expensive bike and wears the type of clothing associated with…

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